Uber picks Expedia’s Khosrowshahi as its new CEO
28 August 2017 | 12:43 pm
Uber selects Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to be its new chief executive at a time when the company badly needs to rebuild its image and become profitable.
28 Aug 2020
TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has announced he is stepping down from his role overseeing the video-sharing app. An American citizen, Mayer was part of the Chinese-owned company's key arguments that TikTok is based in the US.
2 Sep 2020
The world’s largest ride-hailing service has announced a new rule to ensure that customers wear face masks as the firm tries to win back cautious customers. Uber says its system is able to detect the mask.
15 Sep 2020
The boss of Rio Tinto, Jean-Sébastien Jacques, will step down following criticism of the mining giant's destruction of sacred Aboriginal sites.
29 Sep 2020
Nigeria's economy is expected to contract further in the coming quarters, however, the Central Bank says its outlook is mildly optimistic. Joining CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for an assessment of the Nigerian economy ahead of the country’s expected inflation numbers and September MPC decision is Johnson Chukwu, CEO, Cowry Assets.
18 Sep 2020
The Global Center on Adaptation works with both the public and private sector as a broker to speed up action and support adaptation solutions in a bid to build a more climate-resilient future for the world. Patrick Verkooijen the CEO and Chair of the Executive Board of the Global Center on Adaptation joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole and Kayode Akindele, Partner at TIA Capital to discuss their plans for Africa as they launch their regional office in Africa.
29 Sep 2020
Uber has been granted the right to resume operating in London, despite what a judge described as "historical failures". The ride-sharing platform had faced scrutiny over safety protocols and its screening of drivers. Also in the show: the French government unveils its 2021 budget as it tries to lift the economy out of a coronavirus-induced recession, and TikTok gets a reprieve in the US.
2 Oct 2020
He was once called the best boss in America: we speak to Dan Price, the man who took a million dollar pay cut to boost his workers' salaries five years ago. Also, will the current video gaming boom last beyond the Covid-19 pandemic? We take a closer look at the industry. And as Disney slashes thousands of jobs at its theme parks in the United States, we hear from some staff at Disneyland Paris about their fears for the future.
12 Oct 2020
The chief executive of British Airways Alex Cruz has stepped down with immediate effect after a turbulent four years in the role. Mr Cruz will be replaced by Sean Doyle, the boss of IAG stablemate Aer Lingus, but will remain on the airline's board as non-executive chairman for the time being.
23 Oct 2020
The hotel industry is "60 percent distressed, 40 percent optimistic" as it confronts the next wave of the coronavirus pandemic. That's the view of Sébastien Bazin, the CEO of AccorHotels, the largest hospitality company in Europe. Bazin spoke to FRANCE 24 about the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. He says European government aid has been "indispensable" but that member states need to coordinate more on travel guidelines, and forecasts the region won't return to pre-pandemic occupancy levels until 2023.
25 Dec 2020
We're not superheroes, we are scientists, BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin has told DW. In an exclusive interview, the scientist explains how the firm will respond to a new virus strain and why he has not been vaccinated yet.
29 Dec 2020
The death by suspected poisoning of Lin Qi, the billionaire founder of Chinese video game company Yoozoo, leaves an opening on the listed firm's nine-person board of directors.
14 Jan 2021
Jack Dorsey has defended Twitter's decision to ban Donald Trump over his role in inciting violence offline. He added that such a move has "real and significant ramifications."
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At the start of the pandemic, London-based Palestinian actor, filmmaker and music producer Mo'min Swaitat discovered 10,000 tapes in the West Bank while in lockdown there – music that documented a moment in Palestinian history that hadn't been heard for 30 years. He spent eight months listening to the tapes, making it his mission to digitise and re-release this window into the past. One of the tapes he found was "The Intifada 1987”, an album by Riad Awwad. Mo'min tells Eve Jackson why the discovery is so important to Palestinians.
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The conflict in Gaza is something we're used to seeing on the news, but now, events in the Palestinian territory are popping up on the small screen as fiction. Following the success of hit Israeli shows like "Fauda", Hamas is throwing itself into television production, with a series to tell its side of the story. We take a closer look.
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While WhatsApp has over 2 billion users, Telegram has over 500 million monthly active users. Apart from these 2, Wire, Discord, Viber, and Skype are some other options in the list of WhatsApp alternatives. Telegram focuses on security, is free and importantly, it can be used on all devices at the same time.
2 hours ago
Palm worm, also known as white worm and fos in Cameroon, is one of the most consumed delicacies of Cameroonian cuisine, as it is considered a "vitamin store". It was consumed in the past to meet the nutritional needs in rural areas but it has started to be consumed in cities and on rich tables with its natural cheese flavor.
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The omicron variant of COVID-19, which was first detected in South Africa, has so far resulted in fewer deaths and hospitalizations than previous waves. Though some experts warn not to take the variant lightly, life has almost returned to normal in cities such as Cape Town, where restaurants and bars are open for the first time since the pandemic began.
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A massive volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered tsunami waves around the Pacific caused significant damage to the island nation's capital and smothered it in dust. Yet some internet users shared false images of the natural catastrophe. Why? We take a look at why fake footage frequently circulates on social media in the aftermath of extreme weather events and other catastrophes.