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  • GM responds to backlash after racism allegations: ‘This is not who we are’ 21 Jan 2019 20:38 General Motors is responding to consumers who are angry at its brand after a story on CNN about alleged widespread racism in its Toledo, Ohio, plant. “We’re outraged that anyone would be subjected to racist behavior. We have zero tolerance for …
  • Cameroon, China Look to Improve Ties Amid Miners' Tensions 21 Jan 2019 20:34 Chinese President Xi Jinping’s special representative was in Cameroon this weekend to improve relations between the two countries.  Trade and security ties have steadily grown between Beijing and Yaounde.  But tensions between Cameroonian and Chinese …
  • Refinery: FG will source Forex from Dangote – CBN Governor - The Eagle Online 21 Jan 2019 20:32 The Federal Government will start sourcing foreign exchange from Dangote Group as soon as the latter’s refinery, petrochemicals and fertilizer projects come on stream. This potential reversal of roles was disclosed by the Governor of the Central Bank of …
  • Int'l tourists up 6% to 1.4b in 2018: UN 21 Jan 2019 20:30 The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 6 percent last year to 1.4 billion, according to an estimate published yesterday by the World Tourism Organization. The increase was driven by travel to southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said …
  • REVIEW: 'Othello' travels to the 21st century 21 Jan 2019 20:28 “Othello” by William Shakespeare, is a play about an immigrant who has risen to fame and power and his jealous lieutenant who vows revenge, resorting to lies to get his way. They live in a society threatened by the presence of “the other,” a person of …
  • Casual Contact May Play a Larger Role in the Spread of Disease Than Once Thought  21 Jan 2019 20:27 To protect ourselves from infectious disease, we often strive to avoid close contact with those who are sick. But new, surprising findings from bat research reveal that pathogens can move from individual to individual much easier and more frequently than …
  • UN forecasts global economic growth around 3 percent in 2019 21 Jan 2019 20:26 The United Nations is forecasting that the global economy will grow by around 3 percent in 2019 and 2020, but says waning support for multilateralism, escalating trade disputes, increasing debt and rising climate risks are clouding prospects. The U.N.' …
  • International tourists up 6pc to 1.4 billion in 2018, says UN 21 Jan 2019 20:25 The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 6 per cent last year to 1.4 billion. — IStock.com pic via AFPPARIS, Jan 21 — The number of international tourist arrivals rose by 6 per cent last year to 1.4 billion, according to an estimate published …
  • IGBO DOMINATION 21 Jan 2019 20:23 – By Tari Nemi – Igbos are such a strange people in this world. Those who don’t understand them get many things mixed up about them. The only people apart from their neighbors here in Africa whose culture is similar to theirs and who seem to understand and …
  • Today's Market View - China stimulus holds GDP growth at 6.4pc in Q4 21 Jan 2019 20:22 SP Angel – Morning View – Monday 21 01 19 China stimulus holds GDP growth at 6.4 in Q4 CLICK FOR PDF MiFID II exempt information – see disclaimer below   Ariana Resources (LON:AAU) – Kizilcukur bulk sampling Connemara Mining* (LON:CON) – Drill results …
  • News24.com | Full STEAM ahead: Quality basic education needed for country to grow and develop - Ramaphosa 21 Jan 2019 20:21 President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the education sector to ensure children excel in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics - otherwise known as STEAM. "As we mark 25 years of democracy, our actions will continue to be anchored on …
  • MSU students named to fall semester 2018 honors roll 21 Jan 2019 20:18 Story by Meaghan MacDonald – MSU News Service BOZEMAN – Montana State University has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for fall semester 2018. There are two MSU honor roll lists: the President’s and the Dean’s Honor Roll. Students must complete a …
  • Dangote feeds 30,000 IDPs in Zamfara 21 Jan 2019 20:11 In yet another massive intervention, the Aliko Dangote Foundation on Monday officially launched a major philanthropic programme in Zamfara State, doling out food items running into several millions of naira to support victims of insurgency. The farmers- …
  • Stanbic IBTC unveils big plans for the annual Social Media Week Lagos 21 Jan 2019 20:11 In consolidating its ongoing focus on the youth and in delivering on its strategic objectives as a digitized customer-centric universal financial services organisation, Stanbic IBTC has unveiled plans to raise the bar at this year’s edition of the Social …
  • Italy deputy PM downplays France migrant remarks 21 Jan 2019 20:10 The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Italian Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio has brushed off tensions with France over remarks about Europe's migrant crisis. Di Maio said Sunday that France is leading colonial-style …
  • WHO: Migrants Do Not Bring Diseases Into Europe 21 Jan 2019 20:10 A new report by the World Health Organization disputes a belief that refugees and migrants bring exotic communicable diseases into the European region. The report is based on evidence from more than 13,000 documents. It provides a snapshot of the health of …
  • France summons Italian envoy over Di Maio’s migrant remarks 21 Jan 2019 20:09 January 21 at 3:02 PM PARIS — France’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Italian ambassador Monday over sharp anti-French comments from an Italian official about Europe’s migrant crisis. With Italy’s government on the defensive over recent deaths at sea of …
  • COSATU To Shut Down Pretoria In Protests Against Mnangagwa 21 Jan 2019 20:09 SOUTH Africa’s largest trade union, the Congress of South African Trade (COSATU) has reportedly thrown its weight behind a planned march by Zimbabweans living in that country on February 1, against the Zanu PF led government. The march will be held in …
  • Chinese firm inks Sh26bn energy deal with Devki 21 Jan 2019 20:08 By BRIAN NGUGI More by this Author Family-owned construction materials manufacturer Devki Group has inked a Sh25.5 billion deal with Chinese firm Sinoma Energy to power its Mombasa-based raw steel processor and the new Athi River cement clinker plant. …
  • Think of the planet welfare by ditching meat from your table 21 Jan 2019 20:08 By NATASHA OTOLO More by this Author Very few people think about food-related emissions as they journal their dietary food choices at the beginning of the year. This is despite the contribution of dietary choices to greenhouse gases continuing to have a …
  • Know How Platinum Jewellery Market Is Thriving Worldwide? Key Players Involved In The Study: Graff, Piaget, Bvlgari 21 Jan 2019 19:59 Jan 21, 2019 (AB Digital via COMTEX) -- HTF MI recently Announced Global Platinum Jewellery study with 100+ market data Tables and Figures spread through Pages and easy to understand detailed TOC on "Platinum Jewellery. Global Platinum Jewellery …
  • BetLion launches Sh350m jackpot 21 Jan 2019 19:49 By Standard Sports: 207 Monday, January 21st 2019 at 22:25 GMT +3 | Sports BetLion Managing Director Spencer Okach. [Courtesy] BetLion, Africa’s leading gaming platform, has today released the largest jackpot in Africa. Dubbed the ‘BetLion Goliath Jackpot …
  • Climate Change Leading to Fatal Bird Conflicts 21 Jan 2019 19:46 By Marlene Cimons Most Europeans know the great tit as an adorable, likeable yellow-and-black songbird that shows up to their feeders in the winter. But there may be one thing they don't know. That cute, fluffy bird can be a relentless killer. The …
  • The Latest: Italy deputy PM downplays France migrant remarks 21 Jan 2019 19:43 BERLIN — The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Italian Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio has brushed off tensions with France over remarks about Europe’s migrant crisis. Di Maio said Sunday that France is leading colonial-style …
  • France summons Italy envoy over migrant remarks 21 Jan 2019 19:43 BERLIN (AP) - The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local): 7:05 p.m. France’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the Italian ambassador over sharp anti-French comments from Italy about Europe’s migrant crisis. With Italy’s government on the …