Tanzania signs $1.9billion railway contract with Turkish firm Yapi Merkezi

Tanzania on Tuesday signed a contract with Turkish firm Yapi Merkezi to build a 368 km section of standard gauge railway that is expected to cost $1.9 billion and will be funded by loans. It is part of a 1,219 km line which Tanzania is building to help boost trade with neighbouring countries and Yapi… Read More Tanzania signs $1.9billion railway contract with Turkish firm Yapi Merkezi

The UK has begun to use medications to treat COVID-19 instances before they become serious

People in the UK who are at increased risk of COVID-19 can now participate in the study of the first antiviral tablet for this virus that can be taken at home, while those who are classified as particularly susceptible can receive antibody infusions as soon as they test positive. Doctors had no therapies for COVID-19… Read More The UK has begun to use medications to treat COVID-19 instances before they become serious

Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Stand News shuts down following raid

Hong Kong pro-democracy media outlet Stand News shut down on Wednesday after police raided its office, froze its assets and arrested senior staff on suspected “seditious publication” offences in the latest crackdown on the city’s media. The raid raises more concerns about press freedom in the former British colony, which returned to Chinese rule in… Read More Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Stand News shuts down following raid

Six arrested as Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy media outlet Stand News

Hundreds of Hong Kong national security police raided the office of online pro-democracy media outlet Stand News on Wednesday and arrested six people for suspected “seditious publications” offences, the latest in a series of crackdowns on the media. Stand News, set up in 2014 as a non-profit, is the most prominent remaining pro-democracy publication in… Read More Six arrested as Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy media outlet Stand News

Introducing 5Five 4Four – The pacesetter for MMA in Africa

5Five 4Four Limited (54 for short) is an African-oriented Nigerian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) professional promotion company, tailoring its productions, fights and events to not only Nigerians but viewers on the African continent. 54 aims to create a network to deliver quality talent and growth opportunities through innovative talent solutions for all stakeholders. With a… Read More Introducing 5Five 4Four – The pacesetter for MMA in Africa

Nigeria’s lower parliament passes 2022 budget

Nigeria’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday approved a higher spending plan for 2022 of a record 17.13 trillion naira (an equivalent of $41.8 billion) after lawmakers raised the deficit and the oil price assumption in attempt to boost the economy. The Senate is expected to pass the increased budget on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari… Read More Nigeria’s lower parliament passes 2022 budget

Swiss court approves U.S. extradition request of Russian businessman Vladislav Klyushin

A Swiss court dismissed an appeal by a Kremlin-linked Russian businessman to block his extradition to the United States, rejecting his argument that he was a victim of a U.S. political campaign to snare him on trumped-up insider trading charges. The Federal Criminal Court said in a ruling released on Monday that it had no… Read More Swiss court approves U.S. extradition request of Russian businessman Vladislav Klyushin

Australia signs $717million defence deal with South Korea

Australia signed a A$1 billion (an equivalent of $716.5 million) defence deal with South Korea on Monday, boosting Seoul’s efforts to grow its military exports. Under the terms of the deal, South Korean defence company Hanwha Corp will build 30 self-propelled howitzers and 15 armoured ammunition resupply vehicles for Australia. “It’s an important further chapter… Read More Australia signs $717million defence deal with South Korea