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Econet rivals DSTV,to air EPL for free
Econet Media is giving DSTV a run for its money, as it has signed a deal with the English Premier League to show premier league matches for free. On Wednesday, the Premier League announced that Econet Media, owned by Strive Masiyiwa, a Zimbabwean tycoon, struck a deal valid for the.....
Belgium under multiple attacks, blasts hit airport, metro station in Brussels
Belgium has been placed on lock-down after a series of bomb blasts suspected to be terrorist attacks hit the Zaventem Airport and the metro Station in Brussels. Local media are reporting that two blasts minutes apart went off at the departure area and runway of the airport around 8 a.m.....
Nigerian-born Angie Nwandu makes 30 most influential people on Internet
TIME magazine has recognised 25-year-old Nigerian-born American blogger, Angie Nwandu, among the 30 most influential people on the Internet. Nwandu of the celebrity gossip site, “The Shade Room’’ (TSR) came 20th, ahead of Kim Kardashian, Drake, Tess Holiday, Peter Bouckart, among others. According to the international magazine, Nwandu, within two.....
Obama appoints 34-yr-old Nigerian, Adewale Adeyemo as deputy NSA
U S President Barack Obama has appointed a Nigerian, Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo who served in top roles at the Treasury Department to succeed Caroline Atkinson as his deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs. Adeyemo, 34, has served in Obama’s administration since 2009. He joined the White House’s National.....
Gambia now an ‘Islamic state’, says president
President Yahya Jammeh has declared the Gambia “an Islamic state”, but stressed that the rights of the Christian minority in the small west African country would be respected and that women would not be held to a dress code. The announcement came as the president addressed supporters in the coastal.....
AU To Generate 50% Of Africa’s GDP From Ocean Resources – Official
The African Union (AU) says it plans generate 50 per cent of the continent’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by harnessing its ocean resources in furtherance of its “Agenda 2063”. The AU Coordinator for Agenda 2063, Mr Simon Mabote, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).....
World Bank approves $16bn carbon credit for African countries
THE World Bank Group yesterday unveiled a new plan that calls for $16 billion in funding to help African coun­tries adapt to climate change and build up the continent’s resilience to climate shocks. The project titled, Accelerating Climate-Resilient and Low-Carbon Development, the Africa Climate Business Plan, will be presented at.....
World’s second-largest diamond ‘found in Botswana’
THE world’s second-largest gem quality diamond has been discovered in Botswana, the Lucara Diamond firm says. The 1,111-carat stone was recovered from its Karowe mine, about 500km (300 miles) north of the capital, Gaborone. It is the biggest diamond to be discovered in Botswana and the largest find in more.....
Venezuela's low-cost housing program is building new homes at a breakneck pace of over 200 a day, according to the government.
The Venezuelan government's housing mission has constructed nearly 100,000 new homes since the start of the year, according to figures released Tuesday. The mission has now constructed a total of 752,585 housing units, Housing Minister Manuel Quevedo said. In January the ministry put the number of completed housing units at.....
How Blatter bought Platini support for £1.35m
UEFA president Michel Platini agreed to back Sepp Blatter for re-election as FIFA president weeks after receiving £1.35m from FIFA on Blatter’s authority in March of 2011, according to a report out of England. Sources told the Guardian on Wednesday that Platini was promised Blatter’s support for the 2015 election.....
Deaton wins Nobel prize in Economics
Princeton University’s Angus Deaton yesterday won the Nobel prize in economics for his wide ranging work on consumption that has  helped redefine how poverty is measured around the world, notably in India. Deaton, 69, won the eight million Swedish kronor (about $975,000) prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.....
Oil price fall may continue till 2017 – OPEC
The decline in global crude oil prices may not abate until 2017 as the oil market is expected to rebalance within two years, the Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Abdalla el-Badri, has said. Badri, who spoke in London on Tuesday, was said to have expressed concern about.....

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