Sprint partners with Samsung to release 5G smartphones in summer

U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp said on Monday it plans to release 5G smartphones with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in the United States during the summer. Last month, rival Verizon Communications Inc disclosed similar plans for the first half of 2019. 5G can offer data speeds up to 50 or 100 times faster than current… Read More Sprint partners with Samsung to release 5G smartphones in summer

Four military officers arrested for coup attempt in Gabon

Gabon foiled an attempted military coup on Monday, arresting several plotters just hours after they took over state radio in a bid to end 50 years of rule by President Ali Bongo’s family. Government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou said that four of the five officers who had taken over the state radio in the capital Libreville… Read More Four military officers arrested for coup attempt in Gabon

Ecumenical Patriarch signs decree for Ukrainian Orthodox church’s independence

​The spiritual head of Orthodox Christians worldwide formally granted independence to the Ukrainian church on Saturday, marking an historic split from Russia which Ukrainian leaders see as vital to the country’s security. The decree, granting autocephaly,was signed by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at a service with the head of the Ukrainian church Metropolitan Epifaniy and President… Read More Ecumenical Patriarch signs decree for Ukrainian Orthodox church’s independence

Sudanese security authorities arrest Khartoum University lecturers over anti-government protests

Sudanese security authorities arrested several faculty members from Khartoum University on Sunday, two professors said, after they joined anti-government protests that have posed the most serious challenge to President Omar al-Bashir’s rule. The arrests came amid fresh demonstrations in Khartoum and Wad Madani in response to a call by a coalition of professional unions to… Read More Sudanese security authorities arrest Khartoum University lecturers over anti-government protests

Gabonese military officers seize state radio in apparent coup attempt

Military officers in Gabon staged an apparent coup attempt early on Monday, seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, who is recovering from a stroke in Morocco. A New Year’s eve address by Bongo “reinforced doubts about the president’s ability to continue to carry out of the responsibilities of… Read More Gabonese military officers seize state radio in apparent coup attempt