International

At least 58 migrants dead after boat capsizes near Coast of Mauritania

Eighty-three others swam to shore and are receiving assistance from Mauritanian authorities, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNHCR NOUADHIBOU, Mauritania, December 5, 2019/ — At least 58 people are confirmed dead after a vessel carrying migrants sank as it approached the coast of Mauritania today. Eighty-three others swam to shore and are receiving assistance […]

International

Network International Report Identifies Inflection Point for Payment Acceptance in Africa, Enabling New Major Opportunities in the Financial Services Sector

The report details the broad pillars of growth across bank accounts, Point of Sale devices and transactions per card according to Network’s research of nine African markets DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 2, 2019/ — Network International (https://www.Network.ae/), the leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa, has published research highlighting the […]

African News International

Facebook Expands its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme to 10 Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa

Feedback from the Facebook community is one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 8, 2019/ — Facebook (https://www.Facebook.com/) today announced the expansion of its third-party fact-checking program to 10 African countries including: Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal. In partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP) […]

Canada International

International student accused of staging his own kidnapping in Markham

A 16-year-old international student from China allegedly staged his own kidnapping in Markham last month. York Regional Police said officers were called to a residence on Huntington Park Drive on Sept. 27 just after midnight for a report of a kidnapping. “When officers arrived they were shown a video of the supposed victim, a 16-year-old […]

Sri Lankan presidential candidate and former defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa waves to media as he leaves the election commission after filing his nomination in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. A record 35 candidates filed nominations Monday for next month’s Sri Lankan presidential election, but the incumbent has opted not to seek a second term with the entry of Rajapaksa, who is considered the favorite. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
International

A record 35 candidates vie for Sri Lanka’s presidency

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – A record 35 candidates filed nominations Monday for next month’s Sri Lankan presidential election, but the incumbent has opted not to seek a second term with the entry of popular former defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is considered the favourite. Rajapaksa, who served as defence chief under his brother and then-President […]

Former first lady Michelle Obama embraces a student at her alma mater, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, on Chicago's West Side, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, a day before the launch of a book tour to promote her memoir, "Becoming." (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
International World

Michelle Obama’s next book is a companion to ‘Becoming’

NEW YORK – Michelle Obama’s first book since “Becoming” is more about her readers than about herself. “Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice” will be published Nov. 19 by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House. The new release was announced Monday and is a companion to her multimillion-selling “Becoming,” which came […]

African News International

Erasmus+: EU boosts participation of African students and staff in 2019

The results of the 2019 Erasmus+ call bring the total number of exchanges between Africa and Europe to 26,247 since the beginning of the programme in 2014 BRUSSELS, Belgium, September 12, 2019/ — The EU has invested an additional €17.6 million to support over 8,500 newly selected African students and staff to participate in Erasmus+ […]

Football Ghana International Sports

Manchester City insert sell-on clause in Ghanaian defender Jeremie Frimpong’s Celtic deal

English champions Manchester City have inserted a 30% sell-on clause in Jeremie Frimpong’s transfer to Scottish giants Celtic. Jeremie Frimpong joined the Scottish champions on a four year deal in a transfer worth a £1 million. Celtic have paid an initial £350,000 for the 18-year old with the club set to pay the remaining £650,000 […]