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April 13, 2017 5:26 PM Syria chemical attack: 'Were those children dead at all?' asks Assad

The Syrian leader claims footage of dying children was "propaganda", alleging that the US is "hand-in-glove with the terrorists". Mr Assad was speaking in his first interview since the assault in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April, in which more than 80 people were killed. Asked by AFP TV who was responsible for the claimed attack, he said: "It's 41

April 13, 2017 4:43 PM Kennedy Agyapong Inspires Die Hard NPP Members..

Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid says the NPP Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong is useful to the party describing him as a semblance of a die hard member of the party who inspires the grassroot. According to him, inasmuch as the maverick politician may have a repulsive public behaviour to sections of Ghanaians, Mr. Agyapong 8

April 13, 2017 3:02 PM Uganda: Don't Criminalise Dr Stella Nyanzi's Language

The African Centre for Media Excellence (Acme), an independent body committed to helping journalists, has condemned the move by the state to criminalise recent social media postings by Makerere University research fellow, Dr Stella Nyanzi. Dr Nyanzi was last week arrested and later charged with cyber harassment and offensive communication, contrary to sections 36

April 13, 2017 2:54 PM Assad Defiant as Activists Report Surge in Syrian Government Attacks

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is remaining defiant amid widespread accusations his government carried out a deadly chemical attack last week, as monitoring groups say his forces along with Russia have escalated attacks on civilians in a clear challenge to the international community. In his first interview since scores were killed in an April 4 chemical 15

April 13, 2017 2:07 PM Burger King advert sabotaged on Wikipedia

A Burger King TV advert which was designed to activate Google Home smart speakers and some Android phones to describe its Whopper burgers has been hijacked by members of the public. The ad triggered the devices to read out information about the burgers from online encyclopaedia Wikipedia. However, somebody edited Wikipedia to describe the Whopper as the "worst 51

April 13, 2017 12:56 PM Report: US intercepted communications preceding Syria's chemical attack

A senior US official claimed that military and intelligence operatives had intercepted communications between the Syrian military and chemical experts discussing preparations for last week's chemical-weapons attack in Syria, according to a CNN report on Wednesday. The intelligence was part of a larger collection of information that was gathered shortly 2

April 13, 2017 11:24 AM Reliance Jio Complains to TRAI Against Airtel, Vodafone, Idea; Recommends 'Highest Penalty'

Reliance Jio has complained to telecom regulator TRAI against rivals Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular over what it calls unfair and deceptive methods being used by them to retain customers willing to port out of their networks. In a letter, Reliance Jio has asked that the "strongest action" should be taken against the three incumbents, and suggested 48

April 13, 2017 9:03 AM Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: Two Android Kings Go To WAR

The LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are (along with the iPhone 8) the most hotly anticipated smartphones of the year; and rightly so, in 2016 the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 launched very early, again, between March and April, and remained the very BEST Android handsets for pretty much the entire year. The only devices which came close were the Google Pixel series 55

April 13, 2017 9:00 AM All the President's Flip-Flops

The simplest explanation for Donald Trump’s new positions on everything from Syria to interest rates? Ignorance. In February 2016, Jon Stewart noted that Donald Trump, not yet the Republican nominee for president, had a remarkable affinity for a certain phrase: “Believe me.” The candidate used it over and over, which made Stewart wary: “Nobody says ‘believe 33

April 13, 2017 6:15 AM Nigeria’s EFCC discovers N.5bn cash hidden in a shop

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos zone, Friday uncovered yet another large sum of suspected laundered money to the tune of N448,850,000 (Four hundred and forty-eight million, eight hundred and fifty thousand naira) only in two of the shops at a Plaza, in Victoria Island, Lagos. According to the EFCC, the money stashed in several 24