South African far-left party pickets top retail stores over 'racist' ads
Dozens of activists from South Africa's radical leftwing Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party picket outside stores of a leading retail pharmacy on Monday over a controversial "racist" hair advertisement which described black hair as "dull" and white hair as "normal". The company, which boasts of more than 500 branches across South Africa has apologised and pulled down the adverts. The EFF wants the chain shut for five days.
French company makes 100% compostable face masks from hemp
A French company that specialises in hemp canvas is marketing what it claims are the first 100% compostable masks in Europe. Costing 65 cents each, they have already been ordered in their hundreds of thousands by companies and local authorities across Europe.
When cars fly: Japan firm says day is nearing
It might seem like a flight of fancy, but a Japanese firm says it is one step closer to making flying cars a reality after testing a drone-like prototype. The Japanese company Skydrive, which develops urban air mobility solutions, carried out a test flight of its SD-03 electric flying car with a passenger on board. The vehicle, which operates with eight rotors and two propellers arranged at each corner, rose vertically into the air about three meters above the ground and circled a test field for four minutes.
Akpabio alleges most NDDC contracts are handled by legislators, Ballon d'Or will not be awarded in 2020 due to coronavirus and more
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Tuesday
West African consumer sentiment drops sharply as COVID-19 crisis deepens
Global data analytics company; Nielsen, says the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a sharp drop in consumer sentiment in West Africa in the second quarter of the year. Ged Nooy, Managing Director at Nielsen Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for more.
Disney's Star Wars stumble hurts quarterly results
Walt Disney Co. opened the most highly anticipated theme-park attraction in the company’s history -- and attendance fell. Profit at the company’s domestic resorts fell in the latest quarter, which was marked by the ballyhooed opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Dropbox CEO on being a public company, Dennis Woodside, Subscriptions, Cloud Computing
Dropbox CEO and founder Drew Houston speaks exclusively to Bloomberg's Emily Chang on the sidelines of the Players Technology Summit.
Nigeria's PMI recovers ground in March
FBN Quest's Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index for Nigeria recovered to 54.5 in March from 50 in February and the trend was seen across all company sizes.
Facebook's Integration of Virtual Reality and Sports
Dan Reed, Facebook's global head of sports partnerships, discusses the company's integration of virtual reality and sports.