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Author Archives: Jeffrey Sarpong

The ranking of the world’s passports shows Africans still can’t travel easily

It may be getting easier for Africans to travel within the continent, but African passports still can’t travel far. The annual Henley Passport Index released on Jan. 9 showed an overall decline in the strength of African passports compared to other continents. The strongest African passport belongs to the Seychelles, with Mauritius and South Africa ranked second and third, remaining unchanged from the previous year. In ...

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Newspaper headlines: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Newspaper headlines: Monday, January 8, 2017

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Newspaper headlines: Friday, January 5, 2017

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Spotify hit with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit

Music streaming company Spotify was sued by Wixen Music Publishing Inc last week for allegedly using thousands of songs, including those of Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Doors, without a license and compensation to the music publisher. Wixen, an exclusive licensee of songs such as “Free Fallin” by Tom Petty, “Light My Fire” by the Doors, (Girl We Got ...

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South Korean president welcomes North Korean Olympic participation

South Korean President Moon Jae-in welcomed Kim Jong Un’s speech and called for swift measures to help North Korea participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics during a Cabinet meeting in Seoul on Tuesday. The North Korean leader struck an unusually conciliatory note in his annual New Year’s Day address Monday, declaring his wish “for a peaceful resolution with our ...

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United go second after 2-0 win against Everton

Manchester United moved into second place in the Premier League after second-half goals from Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard gave them victory over Everton. Martial curled the ball into the net from the edge of the area to break the deadlock before Lingard also bent a shot beyond Jordan Pickford from distance. Juan Mata hit a post for United while ...

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Google retires the Pixel C tablet as it shifts focus to the Pixelbook

As noted earlier today by Android Police, Google has stopped selling the Pixel C through its online store. It’s a quiet and not unexpected end for the company’s well-received tablet, designed to make room for Google’s latest and greatest. The company confirmed with TechCrunch that the end of sale also represents the end of life for the device, though Google added that it ...

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Syria child evacuees may be used as bargaining chips, UN warns

A senior UN official says he fears children waiting to be evacuated from a besieged rebel-held area of the Syrian capital, Damascus, are being used as bargaining chips. UN special envoy to Syria Jan Egeland told the BBC he understood that rebels had agreed to release government workers in exchange for the children. Another 12 patients were evacuated on Wednesday, ...

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Instagram will now add ‘Recommended’ posts to your feed

Instagram’s feed will now show users recommended posts – a change that earlier this month was spotted while in testing, and has since quietly gone live. The feature, described here in the company’s Help documentation, will suggest posts for you based on those that have been liked by other accounts you follow. The new section, “Recommended for You,” is clearly labelled so as ...

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