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Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier

LAGOS: With its colourful hammocks and table tennis table, a new tech hub in the Lagos metropolis wouldn´t look out of place among the start-ups on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley. But the NG_Hub office is in the suburb of…

Swaziland monarch changes the country name

MBABANE:  Swaziland’s King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch, said on Thursday he was officially renaming the country as the Kingdom of eSwatini. He announced the change to eSwatini, meaning “land of the Swazis”, in the local…

African audiences celebrate ‘Black Panther’ release

KISUMU, KENYA: The release this week of Marvel Studios' latest superhero outing, "Black Panther", has triggered the enthusiasm of African movie fans and a sense of pride that Hollywood has finally plugged a gap. With an almost entirely…

Trump denies ‘shithole countries’ remark

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump tweeted a denial on Friday after he was quoted as describing African and other states as "shithole countries," amid an international furor over the remarks. Trump, who reportedly made the comment…

Banana salvages World Cup draw for Cameroon

JOHANNESBURG: Yaya Banana scored in stoppage time to salvage a 2-2 draw for Cameroon in Zambia Saturday at the end of a disappointing World Cup Group B campaign for the African champions. Zambia teenager Patson Daka opened the scoring…
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