The battle for 6G is already intensifying, although this communication standard remains purely theoretical, but it highlights how geopolitics is fueling the technological rivalry, especially between the US and China. However, it is highly likely the 6G technology will not be available until 2030.
At least 10 people were killed in an attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kivu Security Tracker (KST), a non-profit group, said the massacre occurred in Beni area of North Kivu province. The government’s chief administrator for Beni, Donat Kibuana, said that the attackers “ransacked the pharmacies and shops after massacring civilians.”
The French President Emmanuel Macron has said that France has no intention of withdrawing its troops in the Sahel region. This move is aimed at continual fight against militants in the region, who have continued to wreak havoc. The French troops have been in the country for eight years in an operation that has seen 55 troops killed.
At least three people have died from Ebola in Nzerekore, Guinea while four others who have been confirmed to have it are hospitalized. Health officials confirmed this on Sunday. It is alleged that one person escaped and is still at large. The eight are said to have attended the funeral of a nurse that took place in Goueke on February 1st.
Nigerian Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was selected Monday as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She becomes the first woman to lead the global organization, as was confirmed by the organization in a statement. The 66 year-old Okonjo-Iweala also becomes the first African leader to preside over the organization.
If this is the first time you’re hearing of a side hustle, let me elaborate – generally speaking, a side hustle is something you do “on the side” that brings in extra money, in addition to your mainstream of income. The income your side hustle brings in is often directly related to the effort you put in. It can involve spending 1 to 2 hours a week completing surveys or using rebate programs, or it can be a full-fledged business that you grow in the evenings and weekends, spending 10 to 15 hours a week. Side hustles can bring in anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand a month!
It’s amazing to look back and see just how much HR and recruitment have evolved in just last year. At the start of last year, unemployment in the United States was at an all-time low. If you were able, willing, and qualified, finding work wasn’t that hard. All that changed when the COVID-19 struck.
From 3.5% in January to 14.7% in April, the unemployment rate in the USA shot up significantly as millions were now out of work. It currently stands around 6.7% and with the vaccinations taking place –there is the hope of better times ahead.
Self-care does not mean taking sweet foods and wearing protecting clothes like face masks, but it means setting aside enough time to put the focus, energy, and resources on yourself. This is important mostly for freelancers who do churn out eye-catching work and usually end up against unresponsive clients and low rates.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has invited Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to Israel following a meeting with the king in Rabat. The two leaders met to discuss closer ties between their two nations. The US-Israeli delegation arrived in Morocco early last week to finalize talks related to a normalization treaty.
The Turkish Grand National Assembly announced an extension of the Turkish armed forces’ presence in Libya. According to a decree from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish military personnel will be stationed in Libya for the next 18 months. Former dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi was killed nine years ago in Libya.
More than 100 people were killed on Wednesday in Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region, as a result of ethnic violence, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission reported. The massacre took place at various points in the Meketel area, in the Bekuji Kebele town, just one day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had visited that region.
The leader of the radical Islamic group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, claimed on Tuesday the kidnapping of hundreds of high school boy students in northwest Nigeria, which took place last Friday. “I am Abubakar Shekau and our brothers are behind the kidnapping in Katsina,” announced the terror group’s leader in Tuesday’s voice message.
At least 28 people have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in Toumour village, Diffa Region, Niger. The village is about 12 miles from the border with Nigeria. The militant group confirmed responsibility for the attack in a three-minute video. It is alleged that the attackers set markets and houses on fire and shot at anyone who tried to escape.
As per the annual report of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the number of journalists detained while in line of duty hit a record high this year. By December 1, the CPJ reported Tuesday there were at least 274 journalists arrested worldwide. The CPJ indicates that number does not include those who were imprisoned and released throughout the year.
Nigerian authorities have confirmed that 400 students are still missing following an attack on a school in the state of Katsina and the subsequent abduction of students. Using the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys, Nigerians have flooded Twitter with criticism of the country’s poor security situation.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo was declared winner of the country’s hotly contested presidential election on Wednesday. However, the country’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), whose candidate came a close second, announced on Thursday that it will challenge the results.
Turkey has condemned the detention of one of its ships by eastern-based Libyan forces in the Mediterranean, saying the ship should be allowed to resume its voyage to western Libya, and warning of a possible act of retaliation. The ship, which was heading to the port of Misurata, was stopped off the coast of Ras Al Hilal.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announces that the number of children who have been unable to go to classes has risen again, and warns that school closures are the wrong response to the Coronavirus pandemic. UNICEF said that nearly one in five students worldwide were unable to go to school at the beginning of this month.
As the world marked World AIDS day on Tuesday, South Africa’s vice president, David Mabuza, sounded a warning about the continued increase in HIV infections in the country. Some 7.6 million people live with the virus, and in particular, HIV cases are on the rise among girls aged 10 to 14 years old.
Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke this Monday with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, as well as with Presidents Alberto Fernández of Argentina, Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica, and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. Mr. Biden thanked the four leaders for congratulating him on his electoral victory.
Lesiba Mothupi has gone through a lot of struggles from a very young age, his willpower has helped him to overcome it and run a million dollar business institution.
Lesiba Mothupi was born in the year 1997 in a town named Polokwane, South Africa. Mothupi has two siblings and he is the middle one. At a very young age he had to shift to a new place named Lephalale. Lesiba says, “I was never the smartest in my class. At the age of 14 I lived in a garage with my mom and two siblings and the age of 14 years old I got into entrepreneurship with a friend selling sweets and chips.”
At least 43 farm laborers were brutally murdered on Saturday by members of the terrorist group Boko Haram who literally slaughtered them in the state of Borno, in northeastern Nigeria. “It is no doubt the [ work ] of Boko Haram who operate in the area and frequently attack farmers,” said Kolo, who helped transport the victims.
A Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent was killed in Somalia, US officials reported. The death comes one month after the announcement of a possible US withdrawal from the country. As reported by the New York Times , on November 25, the deceased officer was a member of the CIA’s paramilitary division, Special Activities Center.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reaffirmed on Friday that his duty as the Ethiopian head of government is to “maintain order” in the country after meeting with African Union (AU) envoys on the conflict in Tigray. Abiy ordered the army to attack the rebel-held region in northern Ethiopia.
Burkina Faso’s incumbent President, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, was re-elected to another five year term on Thursday, according to the National Independent Electoral Commission. The Commission announced he had been re-elected in the first round. He promised in a speech to commit to a “permanent dialogue” to build a better country.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed revealed today that he had ordered the country’s army to attack Tigray, a region in the northern part of the country, following the expiration of a 72-hour ultimatum for the surrender of regional leaders. The Prime Minister’s order means that the army now can launch a full-fledged war on the regional capital of Mekelle.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has rejected the growing international calls for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the Tigray region, calling it “interference.” Instead, he says his country will handle the conflict on its own. Abiy, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize last year, insists on calling the conflict a “law enforcement operation.”
A prominent Egyptian human rights organization said that security forces arrested a senior member on Wednesday. The arrest came three days after its administrative director was arrested on charges that include joining a terrorist group. The arrest on Monday came after senior diplomats visited the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the latest Ebola outbreak Wednesday in the northwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The outbreak, declared on June 1, infected 130 people and caused 55 deaths in the province of Équateur. It was the eleventh outbreak to hit the country.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday warned that the three-day deadline given for Tigray’s rebel forces to surrender had expired. Prime Minister Ahmed’s statement paves the way for a military onslaught by the Ethiopian government in Mekelle, the capital of the semi-autonomous region of Tigray.
This year has been challenging shaping the trajectory around the world. The winner of the US presidential election will have vested interest in the US influence around the globe, including on the African continent. Currently, there is an attempt of the global geopolitical redistribution.
Ghana’s former President, Jerry Rawlings, has died, his party said in a statement Thursday. Rawlings, a long-serving Ghanaian President, who led the West African state for two decades, died at the age of 73 in a hospital in the nation’s capital, Accra. He had been battling an undisclosed illness.
Tanzanian opposition leader Tundu Lissu left the German embassy in Dar es Salaam for Brussels with the help of Western diplomats. He told the media that he is being threatened following his move to challenge President John Pombe Magufuli in the country’s recently concluded presidential elections.
You probably never dreamed you’d be in search of a job during a global pandemic. Talk about challenges, right? Okay, before you get down and think your chances just slid to the floor, let’s look at what you can do to make the most of your time, and how you can land that next job interview.
One of the first things to consider is how you present yourself to others. Have you evaluated your personal brand lately? What makes you a valuable candidate to prospective employers? How will you stand out in a crowded marketplace? What transferable skills do you have? What are your strengths and how can you amplify them? Consider what courses are available to help you stay competitive in your industry. By evaluating your personal brand, you’ll get an overarching view of how potential employers see you.
Ace Magashule, the secretary-general of South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), was slammed with an arrest warrant on Tuesday for alleged involvement in corruption. The announcement was made by South African prosecutors, who were investigating high corruption in the country.
Ivory Coast’s Alassane Ouattara has declared that he is ready to have a dialogue with opposition leaders in an effort to forge the country ahead. President Ouattara invited the head of opposition Henry Konan Bedie for a meeting. He was speaking during the final announcement of the election results by the constitutional council.
More than 3,000 Ivorians who fled the October 31 election-related violence in Côte d’Ivoire sought refuge in neighboring Liberia, a source from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced today. About 40 people have so far been killed since August in Côte d’Ivoire in acts of violence related to the presidential elections.
One of Rwanda’s top genocide suspects will have his pre-trial hearing on Wednesday in The Hague, Netherlands. The ruling was made by a United Nations tribunal. Felicien Kabuga faces charges on crimes against humanity in the 1994 genocide. The charges include genocide, complicity in genocide, and incitement to commit genocide.
On Monday, the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) began in Tunisia, with the participation of 75 personalities from various Libyan parties, and in the presence of the Tunisian President, Qais Said. The Tunisian President emphasized that this step was “for the sake of peace.”
The Ivorian top opposition leader has been arrested for creating a parallel government after President Alassane Ouattara’s election victory. The former Prime Minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan who served under President Gbagbo between 2000-2003 was arrested on Saturday after the prosecutor revealed on Friday that he was being sought by police.
Guinea’s top court has approved Alpha Conde’s victory in the August 18 polls. This will be Conde’s third term in office that will consist of six years and by all indications the opposition can no longer appeal against the ruling. It rejected the accusation of fraud against him by the opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo. He urged leaders to put aside their personal interests and differences.
Libya’s Government of National Accord of Tripoli (GNA), announced on Saturday that it had found five other mass graves containing at least 17 corpses in the western city of Tarhuna, 80 km to the southeast of Tripoli. The discovery has raised the total number of bodies recently exhumed from mass graves found in the area to 112.
Eleven teachers who had been kidnapped in the troubled North West Region of Cameroon have been released. The local religious leaders confirmed their release, saying that the separatists yielded to pressure after locals stormed their camps demanding the release of the teachers.
Guinea’s top opposition leader, Cellou Dalein Diallo, has appealed against President Alpha Conde’s victory in the October 18 elections. His lawyer, Alseny Aissata Diallo, said that the appeal was filed because they have enough evidence showing that the elections were marred by irregularities.
At least 54 people have been killed by gunmen in Gawa Qanqa village, in Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Officials revealed that homes were set on fire during the terrible attack. The assailants are said to have dragged the victims from their home to a school where they were killed.
The Harvard economist Dani Rodrik has written that a country’s economic development is virtually synonymous with its ability to produce manufactured goods for export. As countries adopt this export model it allows, for example, companies in Nigeria to compete internationally and gradually raise productivity through investment in capital and skills: “Industrialising has been a key escalator that has enabled rapid growth.”