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Uber settles with Waymo on self-driving

Uber and Waymo have reached a settlement over claims Uber stole trade secrets from the self-driving company. As part of the agreement, Uber is giving a 0.34% Uber stake to Waymo, worth approximately $245m (£177m). Uber has also agreed not to use Waymo’s technology in its self-driving cars, though it maintains it never did. Uber’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, expressed ...

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Ugandans suspended over ‘refugee scam’

Four Ugandan government officials have been suspended amid allegations of inflating refugee figures. Uganda’s Commissioner for Refugees Apollo Kazungu and three of his senior staff are being investigated. Investigations will also consider whether officials from UN aid agencies were involved. Uganda is said to host some 1.4 million refugees – welcoming more than any other country in 2016 – mostly ...

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Toyota cars not suitable for Police Service – Kwesi Anning

Security Analyst, Kwesi Anning, has criticized government’s decision to purchase some 100 Toyota Corollas for the Police Service, arguing that they are not suitable, given the Service’s nature of work. Government has revealed that the money saved from renegotiating the contract for the purchase of some cars for use by the Presidency under the previous administration, was used to procure ...

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Nana Addo’s SOTN address had ‘little content’ – Amissah-Arthur

Former Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has said President Nana Addo’s State of the Nation Address lacked content, as in his view, he failed to touch on critical areas such as security. Mr. Amissah Arthur said he was disappointed the President failed to spell out plans of empowering law enforcement agencies who will deal with persons creating fear and panic ...

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Fifty Shades climax disappoints critics

Critics have been lining up to give the final instalment in the Fifty Shades trilogy a thrashing, with one calling it “even ropier than the second one”. Fifty Shades Freed, continues Robbie Collin in The Telegraph, has “zero” nuances, “drab” subplots and a script by Niall Leonard that doesn’t “add up”. The Guardian agrees, calling the third film to be ...

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Emergency door falls off Nigerian plane

A Nigerian airline has blamed a passenger after one of its aircraft doors fell off shortly after landing. The flight from Lagos to Abuja was taxiing on the runway when the emergency exit door came away. Dana Air denied that it was caused by a mechanical fault, and said the door could not fall off “without a conscious effort by ...

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Auditor General’s report must be taken seriously – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo has said his government has an obligation to retrieve monies illegally acquired by officials indicted in the Auditor General’s report. Delivering his second State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday, the President also emphasized the need for government to “treat the Auditor General’s report seriously.” [contextly_sidebar id=”YYLnGE7n0YW4ASg3qkvCaOk9nsX2uq2D”]His call comes on the back of revelations from ...

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GHc200m to be spent on sanitation – Nana Addo

Government is working with various private sector players to improve sanitation in the country, President Nana Akufo Addo has said. To successfully achieve this goal, the President revealed that government will spend an amount of 200 million cedis. [contextly_sidebar id=”dRNkexfdfmhJWF5sb9CrAUAtBGD72cxB”]He made this known when he delivered his second State of the Nation Address in Parliament today [Thursday]. “Government is working ...

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Nkrumah Circle theft victims are ‘careless’ – Accra Police Commander

The Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP George Alex Mensah, has described persons who lose their electronic gadgets to thieves at the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange in Accra as careless. The Interchange is notorious for pickpockets who sometimes physically assault unsuspecting victims and make away with their phones and monies. These thieves employ all kinds of tactical means to dupe unsuspecting people. ...

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Kwabre East Security Council bans street carnivals during funerals

The Kwabre East District Security Council has announced a ban on street carnivals during funerals at Ahwiaa. The Council has also directed that all funeral activities in the area must cease by 6:00 pm. It has also called for stiffer punishments for persons found fomenting troubles that disrupt the peace of the area. [contextly_sidebar id=”dd75BWvvnWxgpaVVpkYrRJBWevsnXK4q”]The District Chief Executive for Kwabre ...

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