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[19 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Three women who used to work at Google have filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work.
The suit says Google is aware of the situation, but has not moved to fix it. It comes as companies in Silicon Valley face growing scrutiny over gender relations.
Google is also under investigation by the US Department of Labour over its pay practices.
“It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech,” said Kelly Ellis, a former software engineer at Google and one of the …

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[19 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
French Supplier of Kenya vote system says being scapegoated

By Helen Nyambura-Mwaura
A French digital-security company whose equipment was used in Kenya’s Presidential Election reiterated that its systems weren’t tampered with to rig the outcome, calling the accusations an attempt to shift blame for a vote the nation’s Supreme Court nullified.
OT-Morpho said an internal audit of its equipment conducted after the Supreme Court annulled the August 8 Presidential Election found no foul play. The company provided two electronic systems that identified Kenyan voters and transmitted election results from almost 41,000 polling stations to a central tallying center.
The opposition National Super …

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[19 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

The launch is the second to fly over Japan in less than a month, and the first since North Korea’s sixth nuclear test and new United Nations sanctions on the country.
Speaking after the launch, the first since North Korea’s sixth nuclear test, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the launch was “totally unacceptable” and went against “the international community’s strong, united will for a peaceful solution.”
Friday’s missile test follows the release of a statement Wednesday, in which the North Korean state news agency KCNA threatened the “four islands of the …

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[19 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Prince Mokoko hands school needs

A giant size Crocodile has killed a Financial Times Journalist Paul McClean, Sri Lankan Police said Friday. McClean was reported missing following a crocodile attack Thursday before his corpse was found by divers in the mud of a lagoon in the coastal village of Panama, East of capital Colombo. “There were six or seven wounds on his right leg,” a Police official said, Channel News Asia reported. “The body was stuck in mud at about the same place where he was seen last by others who were with him.”
Eyewitnesses said …

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[19 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Commonwealth S.G.expected in Cameroon by November

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations Rt. Hon. Baroness Patricia Scotland is expected in Cameroon for an official visit in November. During her visit, she will amongst other things accompany Cameroon in the implementation of a strategy of national governance, based on the values of peace, tolerance, respect and understanding, she told BBC radio. She is also expected to meet with several stakeholders to discuss amongst other things the Anglophone crisis in an indefatigable effort to bringing lasting peace to the troubled nation.
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[5 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
U.S.A.: Five dead as Houston Harvey catastrophic floods ravage City

Five people have been reported killed after Harvey tropical storm pummeled Houston and the surrounding Region, bringing catastrophic flooding that have covered vehicles, houses and other property. At least five deaths and more than a dozen injuries have been reported in the aftermath of Harvey, the hurricane that tore across the Gulf Coast of Texas over the weekend.
Last Sunday the powerful system, now a tropical storm, pounded the region with torrential rains that were expected to continue for days, causing catastrophic floods, according to the National Hurricane Center.
The public hospital …

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[29 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Boko Haram extremists killed at least 27 people by shooting them and slitting their throats as they attacked several villages in northern Nigeria’s Borno state in the past week, residents said. Such deadly attacks in recent months have pressured Nigeria’s government to increase its efforts against a homegrown Islamic extremist group it last year declared to be “crushed.”
Boko Haram fighters entered villages in the Nganzai area on Wednesday, slitting throats and using guns to kill at least 15 people while injuring two others, said Modu Jialta, a member of a …

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[29 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

The first meeting of Nigeria’s cabinet since the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from three months of medical leave in Britain has been canceled, his spokesman said on Wednesday without explaining why. Buhari returned to Nigeria on Saturday 19 August after traveling to Britain on May 7 for an unspecified illness, and had written lawmakers on Monday to confirm he had returned and was resuming his duties. “The meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) will not be held today,” the president’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, said in an emailed statement.
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[29 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said 68 Boko Haram insurgents surrendered to troops in Borno in the last three weeks. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole, said in a statement released in Maiduguri. Nwachukwu said that the military had intensified campaign through coordinated air and land offensive against the insurgents. “Air and artillery bombardments were backed by long range patrols and ambushes targeted at preventing fleeing Boko Haram insurgents from escaping and also denying them access to logistics supply,” he said.
Nwachukwu said that …

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[29 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Angolans choose new leader to replace Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Angolans head to the polls to vote for a successor for their veteran leader. Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been in power in the oil-rich country since 1979, making him the world’s second-longest serving president. He is not contesting this election – Defence Minister Joao Lourenco is standing for the governing MPLA party. His main challenger is expected to be Isias Samakuva, from the MPLA’s rival in the 27-year civil war, Unita.
Under Angola’s voting system, people are choosing both the candidate and party in the same election. Analysts say the …