Multi award-winning entrepreneur launches global fellowship program for aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs

On the journey to impact over 10,000 professionals within ten years, serial tech entrepreneur and software developer, Chidi Nwaogu, launches a global fellowship program for those passionate about solving some of Africa’s most pressing problems through innovation. Savvy Fellowship is built for those who want to build their own impact-driven business but don’t know how… Read More Multi award-winning entrepreneur launches global fellowship program for aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs

GM, Nikola to partner in the production of electric trucks

General Motors Co and electric truck startup Nikola Corp will join forces to build electric pickup trucks and fuel cell commercial trucks to take on Tesla Inc, in a deal that lifted shares in both companies on Tuesday. As part of a multi-part, multibillion-dollar deal, GM received an 11% stake in Nikola, valued at about… Read More GM, Nikola to partner in the production of electric trucks

French PM Jean Castex tests negative for coronavirus

French Prime Minister Jean Castex has tested negative for COVID-19, his office said on Tuesday, after he came into contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. Castex took the test after he shared a car last weekend with the director of the Tour de France cycle race, who has since tested positive for… Read More French PM Jean Castex tests negative for coronavirus

Nigerian doctors embark on strike over poor pay, working conditions

Nigerian resident doctors began their second strike of the year over pay and working conditions amid the spread of the new coronavirus, the doctors’ union said on Tuesday. The strike began on Monday, and includes 16,000 resident doctors out of a total of 42,000 doctors in the country, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, President of the National… Read More Nigerian doctors embark on strike over poor pay, working conditions

Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova detained following foiled deportation attempt

Prominent opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova was detained by Belarusian authorities on Tuesday, a border official said, after thwarting what a Ukrainian government minister described as an attempt to expel her from Belarus. The Interfax Ukraine news agency said the activist had deliberately ripped up her passport so that Ukrainian border officials would not be able… Read More Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova detained following foiled deportation attempt

India, China trade accusations over fresh confrontation along Himalayas border

India and China have accused each other of firing in the air during a new confrontation on their border in the western Himalayas, in a further escalation of military tension between the nuclear-armed nations. Hundreds of troops are in eyeball-to-eyeball proximity along the remote border, which erupted in a clash in June that killed 20… Read More India, China trade accusations over fresh confrontation along Himalayas border

Hong Kong activist, several others campaign for boycott of Disney movie Mulan over star actress’ support of police brutality

Walt Disney Co’s release of ‘Mulan’, which is set in China and meant to appeal to audiences there, has provoked a backlash on social media over its star’s support of Hong Kong police and for being partly filmed in the Xinjiang region. Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong and internet users in Taiwan and Thailand… Read More Hong Kong activist, several others campaign for boycott of Disney movie Mulan over star actress’ support of police brutality

South Africans protest over racist ad by drug retail store Clicks

Demonstrators damaged seven of South African drug retailer Clicks Group’s shops on Monday and forced others to close during protests over what they said was a racist advertisement posted on its website. The advert by TRESemmé, a Unilever Plc brand, showed an image of African black hair which it described as “dry and damaged”, while… Read More South Africans protest over racist ad by drug retail store Clicks