Nigerian music collective pens letter to Kano State governor over death sentence of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu

8th September, 2020. His Excellency The Executive Governor of Kano State Dr Abdullahi Ganduje (OFR) RE: THE SENTENCING OF YAHAYA SHARIF-AMINU We write to express our concern regarding the sentencing of a young Nigerian Musician; Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, who was recently accused of blasphemy against the Holy Prophet Mohammed, and was subsequently sentenced to death under… Read More Nigerian music collective pens letter to Kano State governor over death sentence of Yahaya Sharif-Aminu

Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich denounces Belarus government following detention of opposition activist Maxim Znak

Nobel prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich accused the Belarus authorities of terrorising their own people on Wednesday as another opposition politician was detained by masked men in plain clothes. Maxim Znak was the latest figure to be seized in a systematic campaign by the government of President Alexander Lukashenko to round up the leaders of a… Read More Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich denounces Belarus government following detention of opposition activist Maxim Znak

Walmart set to test drone delivery of grocery and household products

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it would run a pilot project for delivery of grocery and household products through automated drones, along with end-to-end delivery firm Flytrex, as the U.S. retailer looks to beef up its delivery business. Bentonville, Arkansas-based Walmart said the test would start on Wednesday in Fayetteville, North Carolina, with cloud-controlled drones… Read More Walmart set to test drone delivery of grocery and household products

MasMovil begins trial of 5G services in Spain

Telecoms group MasMovil launched a trial of next-generation 5G Internet services in 15 Spanish cities on Wednesday, hot on the heels of rivals Telefonica and Orange. Operators across the world are activating networks that can offer super-fast download speeds and eventually connect billions of devices to help run homes, offices, factories and cities. MasMovil said… Read More MasMovil begins trial of 5G services in Spain

Thousands flee as fire razes refugee camp in Greece

Thousands of migrants roamed homeless around the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday after fleeing overnight fires that gutted their overcrowded camp, and authorities worried that some asylum seekers who tested positive for COVID-19 could spread the virus. A senior Greek official said the Moria camp, which hosts more than 12,000 people, was “probably totally… Read More Thousands flee as fire razes refugee camp in Greece

Apple files counter suit against Epic Games over app store dispute

Apple Inc on Tuesday filed counter claims against “Fortnite” creator Epic Games asking for lost App Store fees and other damages, and seeking an order to stop the game maker from operating its own in-app payment system. Apple and Epic have been in a legal battle since August, when the maker of the popular game… Read More Apple files counter suit against Epic Games over app store dispute