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West Africa should decide on common currency by 2020: Ivory Coast

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP)—Western African countries who meet conditions should declare together whether they will join a common currency for the region by 2020, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Tuesday. Read More

West Africa wealth inequalities reaching extreme levels — report

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

DAKAR, Senegal (AFP) —West Africa suffers the most inequalities on the continent but many governments prefer to ignore problems despite economic growth, a report by Oxfam and Development Finance International said on yesterday. Read More

Nigeria's Nollywood film industry reels in foreign investors

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP ) — Nigeria's film industry, dubbed Nollywood, has long kept viewers entertained with tales of romance and riches, and now foreign investors are increasingly looking for a part of the action. Read More

Amazon warehouse workers in Minnesota set walkout on 'Prime Day'

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Amazon warehouse workers in Minnesota scheduled a walkout on Monday during the online giant's “Prime Day,” to press demands on working conditions and job security. Read More

Ross Perot, billionaire who sought presidency, dead at 89

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Ross Perot, the self-made billionaire and computer industry giant whose two runs for president as an outsider shook up American politics, died Tuesday at 89, his family said. Read More

Instagram rolls out new features to counter bullying with AI

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Instagram will introduce new features aimed at curbing online bullying, the Facebook-owned platform announced Monday, as the social media giants face increased scrutiny over the harassment faced by many... Read More

Cyber attacks cost US$45B in 2018 as ransomware hits hard

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — An estimated two million cyber attacks in 2018 resulted in more than US$45 billion in losses worldwide, as local governments struggled to cope with ransomware and other malicious incidents, a study showed yesterday. Read More

Trump again attacks India, say tariffs 'unacceptable'

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US President Donald Trump yesterday fired a new Twitter salvo at India, accusing the giant Asian economy of unfairly blocking American imports. Read More

US slaps new duties on steel from Mexico and China

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The United States announced fresh duties on some Mexican and Chinese steel goods on Monday, saying those countries helped their manufacturers with unfair subsidies. Read More

Put off by US, Chinese students eye other universities

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

BEIJING, China (AFP) —Caught in the crossfire of the US-China trade war, Chinese students are looking for alternative study destinations — threatening to turn off an important source of revenue for American universities. Read More

UN hails Africa free trade area as 'bridge to peace'

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

NIAMEY, Niger (AFP) —The United Nations on Monday hailed a landmark Africa-wide free trade area accord launched at the weekend as a bridge towards peace on the continent. Read More

France to impose green tax on plane tickets

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — France announced yesterday it would impose new taxes on plane tickets of up to 18 euros per flight, joining other EU states seeking to limit the environmental impact of air travel. Read More

Greek conservative government sworn in

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

ATHENS, Greece (AFP) — Greece's new conservative government was sworn in yesterday, a day after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis took office, vowing to turn the page on a decade of economic crisis. Read More

Vere Tech are champions, again

BY SHANAE STEWART Staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 8 2019    

Clarendon-based high school, Vere Technical, walked away with the first place title for the third consecutive time at the Scientific Research Council's (SRC) Science and Technology Fair that was held at the Hope Gardens Complex last Thursday. Read More

The new Sagicor Chair

BY KARL ANGELL Executive Editor - Operations | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Peter Melhado took over as the chairman of Sagicor Group Limited on Monday, July 1 after a special meeting of the group's directors prior to the holding of the company's annual general meeting. Read More



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