Nigerian militia group CJTF release hundreds of child soldiers from its ranks 

A militia fighting against the Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria has released 833 children from its own ranks, some as young as 11, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Friday. UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac said the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) was formed in 2013 by vigilante groups in Borno state… Read More Nigerian militia group CJTF release hundreds of child soldiers from its ranks 

Huawei to invest $145million in AI development for cloud business

China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s largest telecom-equipment maker, plans to invest 1 billion yuan (an equivalent of $145 million) over the next three year to develop artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities for its cloud business, it said on Friday. Zheng Yelai, president of Huawei’s cloud unit, also said the company planned to start offering… Read More Huawei to invest $145million in AI development for cloud business

Britain’s Princess Eugenie ties the knot with wine merchant Jack Brooksbank

​Hollywood stars joined Queen Elizabeth and her family for Britain’s second major royal wedding this year, as the monarch’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie married wine merchant Jack Brooksbank. 28-year-old Eugenie, daughter of the queen’s third child, Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, tied the knot with 32-year-old Brooksbank in a traditional… Read More Britain’s Princess Eugenie ties the knot with wine merchant Jack Brooksbank

Africa’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji kidnapped in Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam 

Africa’s youngest billionaire, Tanzanian tycoon Mohammed Dewji has been kidnapped in Dar es Salaam, the country’s capital city. The 43-year-old mogul was walking into the Colosseum Hotel and Fitness Club in Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam for his routine gym session during the early hours of Thursday morning when two white men and an unknown… Read More Africa’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji kidnapped in Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam 

Facebook disables Russian firm’s accounts over unauthorized collection of user data

Facebook has disabled dozens of accounts and profiles belonging to Russian database provider SocialDataHub for what it termed the unauthorized collection of user information, the social media giant said on Thursday. Facebook said in a statement that SocialDataHub, which has previously provided analytical services to the Russian government, had violated its terms of use. “As… Read More Facebook disables Russian firm’s accounts over unauthorized collection of user data

Space crew safe following failure of Russian Soyuz rocket 

A Russian cosmonaut and a U.S. astronaut were safe on Thursday after a Soyuz rocket bound for the International Space Station failed in mid-air two minutes after liftoff in Kazakhstan, leading to a dramatic emergency landing. The two-man crew, Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American Nick Hague, landed unharmed on the Kazakh desert steppe as… Read More Space crew safe following failure of Russian Soyuz rocket 

Ukraine secures approval for historic split from Russian church

​Ukraine secured approval on Thursday to establish an independent church in what Kiev says is a vital step against Russian meddling in its affairs, but the Russian clergy fiercely opposes the biggest split in Christianity for a thousand years. At a three-day synod presided over by the Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul, seat of the global… Read More Ukraine secures approval for historic split from Russian church