Six rangers killed in deadly militia attack in DRC’s Virunga National Park
Six rangers working at Virunga National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo were killed in an ambush by a local militia group on Sunday, according to the park’s management and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation, or ICCN by its French acronym. The attack is the deadliest since April of last year, when 12 rangers and five civilians were killed in the worst episode of violence in the park’s history. The ICCN, the agency that manages protected areas in the DRC, says the latest attack occurred while rangers were patrolling the central sector of the park, near a newly const...
The weekly geography quiz
GEOQUIZ: To which country would you travel to visit Casablanca? Answer: Morocco. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, the present-day city was established in the late 18th century.
Why do millions of people in Africa not have electricity?
Many parts of the world, when seen from space, still shine bright when the sun goes down. Which makes the large parts of the African continent especially stand out for remaining in the dark. Many people in Africa still don't have access to an energy grid. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), some 580 million of the 1.3 billion people living in Africa are without energy. And while there are tons of proposals on how to solve this, there are a number of hurdles that have prevented them from being successful. For one, many Africans live in remote, thinly populated areas where the ex...
Revolutionary Black Panther Party chapter ‘asking for equity’ in march to KCPD patrol
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Members of Kansas City’s Revolutionary Black Panther Party chapter led a march on Prospect Avenue to the Kansas City Police Department’s East Patrol Station calling for local control and demanding equality. By the end, around 40 people had joined in the march. General Indigenous Xi with the party said power belongs to the people and led the crowd in saying that they are revolutionaries. “You can’t fight racism with racism,” Xi said. “You can’t replace one system of oppression with another.” As they marched down Prospect, the group chanted “Black is beautiful,” and “set our w...
The Kansas City Star
Singapore launches one-stop BSB business platform for global B2B markets, SMEs
By Celine Chen A Singapore-initiated platform to digitally link wholesale markets and SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) around the world and boost business opportunities tremendously has been launched. Proxtera built the BSB platform which can connect different trading platforms seamlessly to help SMEs discover prices and sales opportunities immediately in a much larger marketplace using AI (Artificial Intelligence). Aiming to remove the complicated process of cross-border trade, it also conveniently connects businesses to providers of logistics and financial services. Speaking at the ...
NNA Business News
Meghan Markle reveals she suffered miscarriage over the summer
Meghan Markle has revealed she suffered a miscarriage over the summer.The Duchess of Sussex on Wednesday opened up in a New York Times opinion piece about the “unbearable grief” caused by her loss, which she said was “experienced by many but talked about by few.” She recalled how it all started with “a sharp cramp” one July morning while she was changing the diaper of her first child with Prince Harry, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born in 2019.“I dropped to the floor with him in my arms, humming a lullaby to keep us both calm, the cheerful tune a stark contrast to my sense that...
New York Daily News
Smokey Robinson talks about Bob Dylan, 'My Girl' and why he doesn't like the term 'African American'
He’s been cutting two records, one in Spanish, the other in English. Playing a little golf, too. And he checked on the grape harvest in the pre-fire Napa Valley for his eponymous wine company.But during the pandemic, Motown legend Smokey Robinson is performing only one concert — Saturday in a virtual gala for the PACER Center, the Bloomington, Minnesota-based nonprofit that works with children with disabilities and combats bullying. It will be a streamed performance.“I rented out the Roxy, a little club here in Los Angeles,” Robinson said. “The film crew came in. I have a six-piece band and th...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Can Biden do better than Trump in Africa?
Johannesburg (AFP) - After years of neglect by successive US presidents, Africans doubt Joe Biden's globally celebrated electoral victory last week will bring miracles to the world's poorest continent.While South Africa's Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) dubbed the defeat of incumbent President Donald Trump a "relief", other responses were more guarded."We celebrate the fact that we won't have to watch him undermining democratic institutions... for another four years," said the Foundation, named after South Africa's first black president. "Now begins the daunting task for the US of undoing the ...
The Highest Corporation Taxes Around the World and the Main Drivers Behind them
While corporation tax rates are influenced by the country’s definition, there’s clearly a pattern with developing countries and emerging economies paying higher rates to sustain the country.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreThe top five richest countries in the world’s corporation tax are relatively varied, with Luxemburg standing at 27.08%, Norway at 22%, Iceland at 20%, Switzerland at 18% and Ireland at 12.5%. It would appear that some countries’ cultures factor into how much tax they pay. For example, Scandinavian countries are proud to pay higher taxes to contribute to social...
How Digital Business Saved Africa From Complete Collapse In 2020
It is already October and we have already felt the pressure imposed by the coronavirus. Covid-19 which appeared almost a year ago in Wuhan significantly devastated countries’ economies and had a major impact on everyday lives. The second wave of the virus is still ongoing and even important events like the Tokyo Olympics, Euro 2020 have been postponed amid the fears of spreading the new coronavirus.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and morePeople were left jobless. Prices also went up and markets crashed notably in various countries. The economic impact is visible.However we can see some...