Author: Herneisha Collins

The European Union announced on Friday that it will begin accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova to join the 27-member political and economic bloc starting next week. All 27 members agreed to the Ukraine and Moldova joining the European Union. Negotiations will begin for both countries on Tuesday in Luxembourg, the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union said on X. The move comes at a critical time for both nations with Ukraine in the middle of an invasion by Russia and Moldova facing a Russian-led insurgence by a breakaway state. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the European Union for its “robust political…

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London (20/5 – 20)One academic was asked about the internet eating their young. This triggered a heated debate about the use of the internet the freedom in presents, the dangers of unfettered go for it all to the public, the rise of the left, the response by the right, and AI, or Artificial Intelligence. The seriousness of the debate can be seen at the UK sponsored conference on AI at Bletchley Park. Following this was the adaptation of the European law on Artificial Intelligence. 28 countries at the summit, including the United States, China, and the European Union, have issued…

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Northern Elders showing Buyer’s Remorse for Backing Tinubu in 2023 It seems unthinkable that the wealthy and powerful cattle-herding class could be on the margins of President Bola Tinubu’s ruling clique, but it’s thinkable now. During the eight years of Fulani-born Muhammadu Buhari, the beef-on-the hoof lobby called Miyetti Allah Cattlemen’s Association marched vast herds of bony white cattle the length of the nation over lands public and private with impunity. The herds and their rifle-carrying herders uprooted thousands of small plot farms and sent thousands of civilians to their graves in so-called farmer-herder clashes. During those years, the killers…

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Moscow (28/2). Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that non-governmental organizations in Central Asia have stepped up their anti-Russian activities amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army. Shoigu said this at the board of the Russian Ministry of Defense on February 27. According to him, there are more than 100 “large pro-Western non-governmental organisations” operating in Central Asia, which have more than 16,000 representative offices and branches. “Against the backdrop of the special military operation, these NGOs have significantly increased their anti-Russian activities in order to reduce military-technical, economic and cultural cooperation between the Central Asian states and Russia.…

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UK-based Ghanaian singer simply known as Effs, is currently in Nigeria to savour the success of her debut single titled ‘I Like That’ which garnered over 1 million streams across the world and mostly streamed from Nigeria. According to the singer, who hosted some media men at a private hangout in Lagos on Wednesday, she is basically in Nigeria to leverage on the streaming numbers with a view to connecting with her fans and the entire Nigerian music community “My debut single ‘I Like That’ has been streamed more than 1 million times across the world but the most important…

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It has to be a testament to the power of Afrobeats that even Shatta Wale is embracing the wonder genre. Ghana’s self-styled king of dancehall has built a highly successful career on the Jamaican sound. He has numerous awards under his belt, a huge number of releases and legions of adoring fans. His fans are so ardent, in fact, that in Ghana he moves with a team of security guards and tells me he can only drive around the capital city, Accra, at night. Shatta Wale is nothing if not a straight-talker, and has made a fair few disparaging comments…

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Telecel Group, the majority owner of Vodafone Ghana, has added 300 new 4G sites across Ghana’s regions. This network expansion highlights Telecel’s growth strategy since acquiring 70% of Vodafone Ghana earlier this year. In February 2023, Telecel purchased Vodafone’s Ghana operations for an undisclosed amount but maintained the Vodafone brand. The government of Ghana retains a 30% stake in the local holding company. Telecel stated it is fully committed to enhancing the acquired network quality as part of a broader strategic expansion plan. The company’s COO, Malek Atrissi, said the 4G rollout is a pivotal step toward sustained nationwide growth.…

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Larry Ramer, an expert NASDAQ columnist. has selected four of the most promising specialized companies for targeted mergers and acquisitions (SPACs for short), which investors should look at in the near future. ​NASDAQ experts called the project with the investments of Kenges Rakishev and Sergey Ivashkovsky one of the most promising SPAC. At the moment, they are not operating, and their main goal and characteristic is to bring selected private companies to the stock exchange through a merger, rather than a traditional IPO. Stock analysts are holding their breath, waiting for the upcoming deals to be announced, as they predict…

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A visit to Bweleo, a stone’s throw away from the Indian Ocean coastline in Zanzibar, finds soft-spoken Saphia Hashim Makame busy selling her seaweed products in her tiny shop. Saphia, 58, a mother of six children, has been a seaweed farmer since 1998. She could not mince her words when she learned that seaweed products will for the first time be exhibited at the 6th China International Import Expo (CIIE) to be held in Shanghai, China, from Nov. 5-10. “I am overjoyed over this good news. The expo will definitely open doors for seaweed products to the huge Chinese market,”…

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The Trace Awards and Festival, a prominent music event and multimedia platform dedicated to African music and cultures, kicked off in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, on Friday. The festival’s highlight event was the award ceremony on Saturday, featuring a four-hour live show graced by dozens of top music stars celebrating the creativity and confidence of African and Afro-inspired music and culture. This event aligns with the 20th anniversary of Trace, the global music powerhouse and Afro-music tastemaker, which has made significant contributions to the growth of Africa’s music industry over the last two decades. Laouchez Olivier, chairman and co-founder of Trace…

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