Dozens dead, houses destroyed as Cyclone Idai hits Zimbabwe

Cyclone Idai has killed at least 64 people in eastern Zimbabwe and destroyed homes, bridges and roads, making rescue efforts difficult, a government minister said on Sunday. The tropical storm has already pounded neighboring Malawi and Mozambique. The latter has cut electricity exports to South Africa, which led to rolling blackouts in Africa’s most industrialized… Read More Dozens dead, houses destroyed as Cyclone Idai hits Zimbabwe

Facebook, Instagram regains service following 24-hour global outage

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had restored service to its main app and Instagram, after the world’s largest social network suffered a major outage that frustrated users across the globe for about 24 hours. The company also said it was considering whether to refund advertisers for lost exposure due to the problems, which internet… Read More Facebook, Instagram regains service following 24-hour global outage

Hundreds of Islamic State fighters surrender as imminent defeat looms

Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as good as over. The besieged enclave of Baghouz is the last shred of territory held by the jihadists who have been driven from roughly… Read More Hundreds of Islamic State fighters surrender as imminent defeat looms

Investigators recover black boxes of crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane

Investigators in Ethiopia found two black box recorders on Monday that will help piece together the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines plane before it plunged, trailing smoke and debris, and crashed killing 157 people. China and Indonesia grounded their fleets of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft on Monday, although most major airlines continued to… Read More Investigators recover black boxes of crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane

Ethiopian Airlines jet crashes killing all 157 passengers, crew members

An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board and raising questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new model that also crashed in Indonesia in October. Sunday’s flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8:38 a.m. (0538 GMT),… Read More Ethiopian Airlines jet crashes killing all 157 passengers, crew members

Campaigns for gender equality, rights held in Europe to mark International Women’s Day

Campaigners for gender equality marked International Women’s Day on Friday with protests, discussion panels and celebrations. In one of the first protests of the day, several hundred women gathered in central Madrid around midnight to bang pots and pans and demand more rights for women in a society they say is still dominated by men.… Read More Campaigns for gender equality, rights held in Europe to mark International Women’s Day

Balance For Better: 5 Most Inspiring Ghanaian Female Business Leaders

As we celebrate women from across the world for their individual and collective contributions and accomplishments, one thing that stands tall is the emergence of women leaders in various sectors such as business, governance, politics, entertainment and media across Africa. With the global theme for 2019 as Balance for Better, it is prudent we get… Read More Balance For Better: 5 Most Inspiring Ghanaian Female Business Leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrive Vietnam for summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump both arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday, the eve of their second summit at which they will tackle how to implement a North Korean pledge to give up its nuclear weapons. Trump flew into the capital Hanoi on Air Force One, touching down just before… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrive Vietnam for summit