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June 14, 2016 9:46 AM After President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Modi Likely To Visit African Countries

Accra: Close on the heels of President Pranab Mukherjee's maiden visit to three African nations - Ghana, Ivory Coast and Namibia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also likely to visit a few countries of the continent soon. The indications of this plan was given by President Pranab Mukherjee while he was addressing the Indian community in Accra on Monday 5

June 13, 2016 9:47 AM Promote Rivers as Nigeria’s investors’ destination – Wike tells moviemakers

Apparently having provided a good host to African movie actors, producers, creative writers and directors, who gathered in Port Harcourt at the weekend for this year’s annual African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has asked the motion picture personalities to promote the state as a credible investors’ destination in Africa 28

June 10, 2016 8:35 PM Back in Washington, Clinton, Trump Work Toward Party Unity

The presidential race shifted to the nation's capital Friday, with Democrats executing a carefully orchestrated plan to unify their party around presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. Her likely general election rival, Donald Trump, continued his months-long effort to win over the Republican base, with events wooing top donors and evangelical voters 12

June 10, 2016 8:16 AM Air Pollution Exposure May Worsen Lupus In Kids: Study

Washington: Exposure to air pollution may trigger disease activity as well as airway inflammation in children and adolescents with lupus, a new study has warned. The study, conducted in Brazil, confirmed a direct link between an individual's personal exposure to fine pollution particles and their Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) disease activity, researchers 44

June 10, 2016 5:17 AM UN exec bats for sustainable development

BANGKOK – Sustainable development as an economic philosophy is the “way forward” in order for development to cater to the needs of the present and future generations in developing countries, a United Nations official said in a conference here Wednesday. Stefanos Fotiou, director of environment and development division in the UN Economic and Social Commission 15


Accra has been named as the next city to join Uber’s booming network in Africa. The economically vibrant hub is the first city in Ghana to receive the service. With a thriving urban population, Accra’s 2.27 million people will have access to efficient transport through the ride-sharing platform. Uber is excited to explore the potential of this dynamic 59

June 8, 2016 7:11 AM Dozens reported wounded as PNG police fire on protesters, riots spread

SYDNEY Dozens of people were wounded and four reported killed in Papua New Guinea on Wednesday after police opened fire on a student demonstration in the capital and riots erupted across the country, officials and residents said. A groundswell of political unrest has surged in the island nation, just to Australia's north, in recent weeks amid calls for Prime 3

June 7, 2016 10:03 AM Car bomb targeting police kills 11, wounds 36 in Istanbul

ISTANBUL A car bomb ripped through a police bus in central Istanbul during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, killing 11 people and wounding 36 near the main tourist district, a major university and the mayor's office. The car was detonated as police buses passed, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters, in the fourth major bombing in Turkey's biggest 10

June 7, 2016 12:14 AM Frenchman accused of amassing arsenal for Euro 2016 attacks

Ukrainian agents said they detained a Frenchman with plans to launch an attack on the European Championship. PARIS — A Frenchman with an arsenal of weapons and a grudge against his government's immigration policies was detained as he tried to leave Ukraine and launch an assault on the European Championship, Ukrainian officials said Monday, describing 8

June 1, 2016 4:37 PM India has 18m modern slaves, global index finds

World’s largest number of bonded labourers, sex workers and child soldiers India has the world’s largest population of modern day slaves, numbering 18.4 million, which includes bonded labourers, sex workers and child soldiers, according to a survey just published. The third Global Slavery Index, by Australia-based human rights group Walk Free Foundation 27