Posts with the category “economy”

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Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering
December 3rd, 2021
Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering Scientists have used gene editing technology to create female-only and male-only litters of mice. Their technique could prevent the destruction of ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Africans Weigh Green Energy Switch and Fossil Fuel Cash
October 31st, 2021
Africans Weigh Green Energy Switch and Fossil Fuel Cash As crucial U.N. climate change negotiations get underway in Glasgow Sunday, seeking steep global emissions cuts to protect people and nature, ma...  Read More
by James Koroma
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US heating bills set to surge as energy costs jump
October 15th, 2021
US heating bills set to surge as energy costs jump US heating bills are set to surge this winter as energy prices soar, the US Energy Information Administration says. About half of households use natu...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Kraft Heinz says people must get used to higher food prices
October 10th, 2021
Kraft Heinz says people must get used to higher food prices Miguel Patricio said the international food giant, which makes tomato sauce and baked beans, was putting up prices in several countries.Unli...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Sudan Faces Coup Attempts and Economic Blockades
September 26th, 2021
Sudan Faces Coup Attempts and Economic Blockades Tensions in the capital and eastern Sudan have pitted the country's civilian politicians and military to near breaking point this past week as accusati...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Thousands of migrants camp under US-Mexico bridge
September 17th, 2021
Thousands of migrants camp under US-Mexico bridge Thousands of migrants have set up a makeshift camp on the United States side of the southern border, under a bridge that connects Texas with Mexico. L...  Read More
by James Koroma
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20 African Countries Meet in Uganda Over IPR Promotion, Protection
August 22nd, 2021
20 African Countries Meet in Uganda Over IPR Promotion, Protection Copyright experts from at least 20 African nations, including Uganda are currently negotiating possible ways through which member cou...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Greece erects fence at Turkey border amid warnings of Afghan migrant surge
August 21st, 2021
Greece erects fence at Turkey border amid warnings of Afghan migrant surge Greece has installed a 40km (25-mile) fence and surveillance system on its border with Turkey amid concern over a surge of mi...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Nigeria's hipster herders - the funky Fulanis
July 24th, 2021
Nigeria's hipster herders - the funky Fulanis Bling earrings, shaved eyebrows and funky hairstyles are not what many would normally associate with Nigeria's Fulani herders, who spend most of their tim...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Using plastic waste to help solve sand shortages
July 18th, 2021
Using plastic waste to help solve sand shortages Does the world have a shortage of sand? At first, that might sound like a peculiar question.After all, sand covers vast expanses of beaches and deserts...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Tax Deal Set Bar Too Low, Campaigners Say
June 5th, 2021
Tax Deal Set Bar Too Low, Campaigners Say A landmark deal struck by rich nations to make multinational companies pay more tax has been criticised by campaigners for not going far enough. G7 finance mi...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Qatar pledges to help stop Israeli attacks on Palestinians
May 22nd, 2021
Qatar pledges to help stop Israeli attacks on Palestinians Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in a telephone call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, has said Qatar will purs...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Fears Over U.S. Fuel Shortage Amid Cyber-Attack
May 9th, 2021
Fears Over U.S. Fuel Shortage Amid Cyber-Attack The US government issued emergency legislation on Sunday after the largest fuel pipeline in the US was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack. The Colonial Pi...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Thousands of Indian women join farmers protests against new laws
March 8th, 2021
Thousands of Indian women join farmers’ protests against new laws Thousands of women have joined protests by farmers on the outskirts of New Delhi to mark International Women’s Day, demanding the scra...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Gold To Worst Start Of Year Since 1991
February 19th, 2021
Gold To worst Start Of Year Since 1991 Gold began the year with lofty expectations on the back of a record high and its biggest annual gain in a decade. Instead, the precious metal is off to its worst...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Land Grab Leaves Hundreds of Families Destitute In Zimbabwe
September 7th, 2020
Land Grab Leaves Hundreds of Families Destitute In Zimbabwe Three hundred Banket families are set to lose their sources of livelihood after their state-allocated small-holder plots were grabbed from t...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Horsemeat seized amid fears criminals exploiting coronavirus disruption in food chain
May 23rd, 2020
Horsemeat seized amid fears criminals exploiting  coronavirus disruption in food chain Shipments of horsemeat masquerading as beef have been seized across Europe as criminals take advantage of closed ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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India to provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers
May 14th, 2020
India to provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers India will provide free food grains to millions of migrant workers hardest hit by a weeks-long lockdown as well as offer employment und...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Uber and Lyft sued by California
May 5th, 2020
Uber and Lyft sued by California The state of California has sued ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft, accusing them of denying their drivers paid sick leave and other benefits. In the lawsuit, Attorney ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway sells US airline shares
May 2nd, 2020
Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway sells US airline shares Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says his company Berkshire Hathaway has sold all of its shares in the four largest US airlines. ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa
April 27th, 2020
Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa When people call South Africa the most unequal country in the world, they're talking about income. Now, we have a clear pictu...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Ethiopia's Business Community in Limbo Regarding Stock Exchange
February 1st, 2020
Ethiopia's Business Community in Limbo Regarding Stock Exchange Members of the Addis Ababa business community have disclosed that they have been left out by the government in establishing the Addis Ab...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Japan decries unjustifiable escape of Carlos Ghosn
January 4th, 2020
Japan decries unjustifiable escape of Carlos Ghosn Japan's justice minister has criticised former car tycoon Carlos Ghosn for fleeing the country, using what she said were illegal methods, as he await...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95
September 6th, 2019
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95 Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said."It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies
June 30th, 2019
Bob Collymore, CEO of East Africa's Largest Telecom Company Dies Safaricom chief executive officer Bob Collymore has died at his home early Monday morning. The Guyanese-born British citizen took a med...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Thousands protest price hikes and corruption in Liberia
June 7th, 2019
Thousands protest price hikes and corruption Thousands of demonstrators descended on Liberia's capital, Monrovia on Friday to protest against rising prices and corruption, posing a key political test ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole
June 2nd, 2019
Leah Chase--The Queen Of Creole In the 1950s and 60s at the height of the US civil rights movement, when activists needed somewhere discreet to discuss strategy, they would go to Dooky Chase in New Or...  Read More
by James Koroma
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German Banking Giants In Merger Talks
March 17th, 2019
German Banking Giants In Merger Talks Germany's two biggest lenders, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, will hold formal talks about a merger. The announcement caps months of speculation that the two stru...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Gaza Thousands of Palestinians demand Abbas' resignation
February 24th, 2019
Gaza Thousands of Palestinians demand Abbas' resignation Thousands of protesters gathered in the Gaza Strip on Sunday to call for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resign after his atte...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda
January 20th, 2019
Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda Arab leaders have agreed a 29-item economic agenda in addition to encouraging the safe return of Syrian refugees to their homeland at the conc...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People
January 14th, 2019
Kumbh Mela: The World's Biggest Gathering Of People India's Kumbh Mela festival is billed as the world's biggest gathering of people. Between now and March organisers expect about 120 million pilgrims...  Read More
by James Koroma
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North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death
December 16th, 2018
North Korea marks 7th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's death North Koreans mark the seventh anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong Il with visits on Monday to statues and vows of loyalty to his son a...  Read More
by James Koroma
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France protests an economic catastrophe
December 9th, 2018
France protests an economic catastrophe The "yellow vest" protests have been "a catastrophe" for the French economy, the finance minister says. France has seen four consecutive weekends of demonstrati...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Rwandans See Glimmer of Hope as Poverty Levels Drop
December 7th, 2018
Rwandans See Glimmer of Hope as Poverty Levels Drop More Rwandan sregistered a significant improvement in their living conditions despite a marginal drop in poverty levels over the last three years, a...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth
November 17th, 2018
Women Keeping Peace In Some Of The Deadliest Places On Earth Superintendent Catherine Ugorji is settling in for another 24-hour shift monitoring UN patrols in the troubled Malian city of Gao. This for...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Historic Kenya Airways Maiden Nonstop Flight to U.S. Takes Off
October 28th, 2018
Historic Kenya Airways Maiden Nonstop Flight to U.S. Takes Off Kenya Airways (KQ) told the Sunday Nation that they anticipate very few complaints given the care they have taken with the flight. At 10....  Read More
by James Koroma
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IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina
October 26th, 2018
IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $56bn loan package for Argentina to help stabilise the crisis-battered country...  Read More
by James Koroma
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World's longest sea crossing Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens
October 22nd, 2018
World's longest sea crossing Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Includ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs
October 12th, 2018
Fear grows as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs Humanitarian workers are struggling to calm community fears in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where 125 people have died from Ebola, and cases of ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Mohammed Dewji: Africa's youngest billionaire abducted in Tanzania
October 11th, 2018
Mohammed Dewji: Africa's 'youngest billionaire' abducted in Tanzania The man said to be Africa's youngest billionaire has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in Tanzania's main city Dar es Salaam, police ...  Read More
by James Koroma