In a sign that China is increasing pressure on North Korea over its nuclear program, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) is reporting that Chinese universities are taking steps to limit the number of North Korean students in the country.
North Korean students seeking to major in physics or material … Read More
Union Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s oldest banks, was established in 1917 has officially opened a N50 billion rights issue to the public which it hopes to deploy into raising its capitalization and growing agribusiness loans.
The bank, had gotten approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to sell … Read More
Kenya’s Supreme Court says it did not find evidence of vote rigging and that no official of the electoral commission was criminally culpable for the illegalities and irregularities that led to the nullification of the polls. The court also said it did not find any offence committed by President Uhuru … Read More
Home device maker Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses.
The products announced Wednesday expand upon the internet-connected thermostats, smoke detectors and stand-alone security cameras that Nest has been selling … Read More
Ash Grove which is the sixth largest cement manufacturer in North America, and the largest US-owned cement company has entered into a definitive merger agreement with CRH plc, under which CRH plc will acquire Ash Grove in a transaction valuing Ash Grove at $3.5 billion on an enterprise value basis. … Read More
United States president, Donald Trump, has told African leaders that the continent has huge business potential.
He added that most of his friends came to Africa to get rich. “Africa has tremendous business potential, I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich. I congratulate you.… Read More
The $150 million loan comes as South Africa “seeks new sources of economic growth after a period of slowdown, driven in part by sluggish mining and manufacturing sectors”, according to the IFC in a statement.
The auto industry tends to be South Africa’s largest manufacturing sector.
“The country suffers from … Read More
The Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura said in a statement on Wednesday that planners of demonstrations can use other forms other than processions to allow parliament to “debate in peace”. He explained that they received information about groups planning to use the cover of processions to “cause violence and … Read More
Lovell has won the Hatfield Regan scheme that will have a shopping precinct and other community facilities been erected in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The scheme is aimed at revitalise the centre, which was built in the 1950s. Work will begin on the new 150 homes with the detailed planning process currently … Read More
The iPhone X was one of three new iPhone models unveiled at the first event at Apple’s new “spaceship” campus, as the California tech giant sought to spark fresh momentum in a global smartphone market seeing slowing growth and tougher competition. Apple laid claim to the future of the smartphone … Read More
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has rocked central Mexico and its capital, killing at least 224 people and destroying buildings.
According to the US geological survey, the epicenter was located in Puebla state, just south of Mexico City.
It struck around lunchtime sending thousands running into the streets in … Read More
In most countries health ministers are seen as officials more interested in paperwork than medical miracles.
Not in country like Madagascar, where Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo recently picked up a scalpel and separated conjoined siamese twins in a medical first for the Indian Ocean island nation.
“Surgery was performed at the … Read More
Al Jaber Engineering and Contracting (Alec), has recently completed its early work which includes site excavation, preparatory works, shoring and piling on the site of One Za’abeel. The tower which is a 36 storey mixed-use project from Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) is expected to have seven-floor basement.
One Za’abeel … Read More
The project which is expected to have at least 50 households in Mpale village, Korogwe District in Tanzania was launch between the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in collaboration with Ensol Tanzania Ltd. The project will connect the power to the area which will improve social lives and boost … Read More
President Muhammadu Buhari, approved 5.792 billion dollars (about N1.140trillion) for the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydro-Power project at Gembu in Taraba.
“Nigeria started talking about it since 1972; that is about 45 years ago. said The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola.
He also said, … Read More
It was reported that at least 10 people have died and another 92 are missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to flooding after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks, a local official said on Wednesday.
The administrator of Masisi territory in eastern Congo’s North Kivu … Read More
The United States says Ethiopia must open up its political space if its is to cement its place in the future as a “strong, prosperous and democratic nation.”
This was contained in a press statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa. The September 19, 2017 statement was referring … Read More
A new paper-based sensor patch developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise
Today’s most widespread methods for glucose self-testing involve monitoring glucose levels in blood. Conventional measurements, however, are not suitable for preventing hypoglycemia during exercise, … Read More
Four African countries have lost their voting rights at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The vote ban is over their lack of payment of membership dues.
A Voice of America journalist, Harun Maruf, disclosed the information which affects his native Somalia and Guinea Bissau in West Africa. The other … Read More
Odu’a Investment Company Limited on Tuesday launched a N500m real estate project, which was completed in nine months.
The estate which is a residential accommodation, situated in the high end of Jericho Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The estate consists of three luxury units of 5-bedroom … Read More