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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018


CAREERS: Best degrees for the future

These are the best degrees for the jobs of the future. These are positions that pay $57,700 per year or more. IMAGE Reuters This article is published in collaboration withBusiness Insider, WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM. When choosing a college major, students take several elements into account, including what they’re most interested in and which fields complement their natural skills. But it’s important not to overlook an important factor: future job opportunities. With classes resuming for the fall, job-posting site Indeed compiled a list of majors that lead to “jobs of theRead More

JAPAN: Hokkaido quake leave 19 missing, 120 injured

UPDATE 00:30 SEPT 7, 2018. Death toll now 16 via BLOOMBERG. At least 19 missing, 120 injured as powerful quake hits Japan’s Hokkaido TOKYO (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake triggered a landslide that engulfed houses on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido early on Thursday, television footage showed, injuring and trapping dozens of people and cutting power to millions across Hokkaido. A landslide along a long ridge in the rural town of Atsuma could be seen in aerial footage from public broadcaster NHK. At least 19 people were missing and 120Read More

BUSINESS: “Satisfied” and “inspired”: All the ways African leaders praised their alliance with China

HOW HWEE YOUNG/POOL VIA REUTERSAfrica in China By Abdi Latif Dahir, QUARTZ AFRICA Close to 50 African presidents and heads of government attended the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing this week. With the exception of eSwatini, which remains committed to its alliance with Taiwan, African states are all hoping to get a share of the $60 billion for development projects that president Xi Jinping announced at the conference, which comes on top of billions previously pledged. When taking the podium, leaders used the high-level forum to define and defend China’s growing relationship with Africa. AgainstRead More

SAUDI ARABIA intercepts Houthi missile, 26 wounded by shrapnel

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis in the southern city of Najran, wounding 26 people with shrapnel, Saudi civil defense said on Wednesday. The Houthi-run al-Masirah TV said on Twitter the group had hit a Saudi National Guard camp in the border city. The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis said the missile launched from Saada province had been detected at 2008 (1708 GMT). The Iran-aligned Houthi militants, who control Yemen’s capital Sanaa and most of the west ofRead More

GHANA: MTN successful IPO shows potential of Mobile Money – JUST DON’T TELL BOSCO

MTN’s successful IPO in Ghana shows the far-reaching potential of mobile money in Africa By Yomi Kazeem, QUARTZ AFRICA MTN successfully pulled off a first: a historic initial public offering done mainly through mobile money. The telecom operator’s IPO, launched in May, saw 84.6 % of local applicants in Ghana buy their shares through MTN’s mobile money service, Momo Wallet. The IPO is doubly historic as it’s the largest ever undertaken on Ghana’s stock market. In total, over 100,000 Ghanaian nationals purchased MTN shares using mobile money accounts. In theRead More

NIGERIA: Boko Haram kidnaps up to 20 people in the North

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap at least 10 people in northeast Nigeria MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped between 10 and 20 people, a family member of one of those abducted, a senator and two military sources said on Wednesday. The people were aboard a bus from Maiduguri, the city worst hit by Boko Haram, traveling to the town of Gwoza around 100 km(60 miles) away in the east of Borno state, near the border with Cameroon, late on Tuesday. Boko Haram “attacked commercial vehicles andRead More

BRAZIL Federal police seek charges against President Michel Temer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s federal police are asking that corruption charges be brought against President Michel Temer, which could lead to his suspension from office. Temer has survived two previous attempts to charge him. A federal police report says it has evidence the unpopular leader received bribes from construction giant Odebrecht, which is at the heart of a regional corruption scandal. Brazil’s top court said it received the report Wednesday. The report will be sent to Attorney General Raquel Dodge, who will decide whether Temer should be chargedRead More

Wikipedia article of the day for September 6, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for September 6, 2018 is Babakotia. Babakotia, an extinct genus of sloth lemurs, lived in the northern part of Madagascar. The name comes from the Malagasy word for the indri, to which all sloth lemurs are closely related. Its morphological traits show intermediate stages between the slow-moving smaller sloth lemurs and the suspensory large sloth lemurs, and suggest a close relationship between both groups and the extinct monkey lemurs. All sloth lemurs share many traits with living sloths, demonstrating convergent evolution. Babakotia had longRead More

DR CONGO: Ebola death toll hits 85, moves towards Uganda

Health workers at an Ebola safety zone in a health centre in Iyonda, near northwestern Mbandaka, DR Congo on June 1, 2018. A new case of Ebola has been recorded in the eastern trading hub of Butembo. PHOTO | AFP  REUTERS – DR Congo has recorded its first case of Ebola in the eastern trading hub of Butembo, a city of close to a million with strong trade links to neighbouring Uganda, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The current Ebola outbreak is believed to have killed 85 people sinceRead More

KENYA: Residence now carry out “instant justice” – MOB JUSTICE

Nkonja had his left arm cut off by a group of men after he was caught stealing in the town of Meru [Idris Mukhtar/Al Jazeera] Kenyan community establishing its own ‘instant justice’ AL JAZEERA – Crime suspects in central town face punishment by civilians, but government condemns response as ‘mob injustice’. Mutuati, Kenya – On a bitterly cold night in July 2014, Morris Nkonja grabbed his machete and set out along a muddy path off the main road in Mutuati, a hilly village in Meru, central Kenya. His mission, likeRead More