Ivory Coast presidential candidate Guillaume Soro sentenced to 20 years imprisonment

Guillaume Soro, a candidate for president in Ivory Coast and former rebel leader, was convicted in absentia on Tuesday of embezzlement and sentenced to 20 years in prison, the judge in the case said. The verdict was announced after a trial that lasted only a few hours and was boycotted by Soro’s lawyers, who have… Read More Ivory Coast presidential candidate Guillaume Soro sentenced to 20 years imprisonment

Zoom enlists Oracle cloud services following video calls surge

Zoom Video Communications Inc said on Tuesday it has started using Oracle Corp’s cloud computing service to help handle the surge in online video call volumes brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic. As corporations and schools shift to remote work and billions of people subject to stay-at-home orders seek ways to remain connected, Zoom… Read More Zoom enlists Oracle cloud services following video calls surge

Coronavirus lockdown delays U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Hearings in the U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not go ahead next month as scheduled because of the coronavirus lockdown which prevents lawyers from attending court, a British judge decided on Monday. The 48-year-old is held at London’s Belmarsh Prison where he is fighting a request by the United States to… Read More Coronavirus lockdown delays U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

UN raises concern over police brutality during lockdowns

The U.N. human rights office voiced concern on Monday about more than a dozen countries that have declared states of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic where police have arrested or detained hundreds of thousands of people and killed others. “Emergency powers should not be a weapon governments can wield to quash dissent, control the… Read More UN raises concern over police brutality during lockdowns

How Newton Arunaye builds multi-million naira media platform – BusinessDay NG

Mr. Newton Arunaye, the founder of entertainment platform Legit9ja, recently granted an interview to BusinessDay NG. He is a graduate of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE) and Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), who turned his passion into profitability, delving into the entertainment media space. After studying Electrical/Electronics Engineering, he started the entertainment blog… Read More How Newton Arunaye builds multi-million naira media platform – BusinessDay NG

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorses Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden

U.S. House Of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed Joe Biden for president, joining a list of top Democrats to back the former vice president since he emerged as the party’s presumptive nominee to take on President Donald Trump in the November 3 election. Pelosi’s endorsement of the Democratic presidential candidate follows that of U.S. Senators… Read More U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorses Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden