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Netflix copycats are changing the streaming game and making viewers pay the price

Netflix gained over 27 million subscribers over the past 6 years. Since then, a number of streaming services have launched — there's Hulu, HBO, Amazon Prime Video, and soon we'll have Disney+. These companies began to create exclusive and original content to keep their viewers. But that means consumers could pay $10 to $15 a month for each service to access all the content they want — or resort to online pirating. Michelle Yan: Streaming services will soon cost you more than cable TV. Well,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Hbo, Africa, Marvel, Disney, Dc Comics, Trends, Netflix, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Starz, Tbs, Bittorrent, Batman


Italy's Salvini bashes France over Libya role in new diplomatic spat

Relations between Italy and France, traditionally close allies, have grown frosty since the far-right League and anti-establishment 5-Star Movement formed a coalition last year and took aim at pro-EU French President Emmanuel Macron. France's Foreign Ministry and the French president's office declined to respond immediately. On Monday France summoned Italy's ambassador after Salvini's fellow deputy prime minister, Luigi Di Maio, accused Paris of creating poverty in Africa and generating mass m...
Tags: Science, France, Africa, Eu, Paris, Italy, Libya, Foreign Ministry, Star Movement, Salvini, Emmanuel Macron France, Luigi Di Maio


#Qatar National Bank issues 500 mln renminbi in Dim Sum bonds | Reuters

Qatar National Bank issues 500 mln renminbi in Dim Sum bonds | Reuters:Qatar National Bank, the largest bank by assets in the Middle East and Africa, has issued a 500 million renminbi ($73.45 million) bond with a 4.35 percent yield, a bank document showed on Tuesday.The so-called Dim Sum bonds - debt securities issued outside of China but denominated in Chinese renminbi, rather than the local currency - have a three-year maturity and will be used for general corporate purposes.Standard Chartered...
Tags: Travel, China, Africa, Standard Chartered, Middle East, Reuters, Qatar National Bank, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Mnangagwa promises investigation of brutal Zimbabwe crackdown

Security forces apparently targeted opposition and union officials during fuel protestsZimbabwe’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has called for a “national dialogue” and promised an investigation into widespread violence by security forces in recent days, after cutting short an overseas trip.The brutal crackdown followed protests last week against a doubling of the fuel price, which led to rioting and sporadic looting. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Africa, World news, Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mnangagwa


France summons Italian envoy over 'hostile' Africa remarks

Italian deputy PM blames migrant crisis on France’s ‘colonisation’ of AfricaFrance’s foreign ministry has summoned the Italian ambassador after Italy’s deputy prime minister, Luigi Di Maio, blamed migrant arrivals on France’s '“colonisation” of Africa.Teresa Castaldo was summoned on Monday by Nathalie Loiseau, the cabinet chief of French European affairs, over the “hostile” remarks, the Italian news agency, Ansa, reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, Africa, World news, Migration, Italy, Ansa, Luigi Di Maio, Nathalie Loiseau, Africa Teresa Castaldo


France summons Italian envoy over Africa remarks

The Italian ambassador is summoned after Deputy PM Luigi di Maio accuses France of exploiting Africa.
Tags: News, France, Africa, Luigi Di Maio


Tips for Going Off-the-Beaten-Path in Morocco

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Tags: Travel, Africa, Morocco


After the oil boom: Luanda faces stark inequality – photo essay

The next 15 megacities #8: Photographer Sean Smith captures the extremes of life in the Angolan capitalThe route from London to Luanda, the capital of Angola, used to be one of British Airways’ most profitable, ferrying people involved in the country’s lucrative oil and diamond trades during a remarkable expansion of the city from 2002, after nearly three decades of civil war.In recent years it has competed with Hong Kong and Tokyo for the title of world’s most expensive city for expatriates. Cr...
Tags: Hong Kong, London, Nicki Minaj, Africa, World news, Cities, Angola, Tokyo, Mariah Carey, British Airways, Luanda, Sean Smith


Should Western powers return stolen artifacts?

European museums are under mounting pressure to return the irreplaceable artifacts plundered during colonial times. As an archeologist who works in Africa, this debate has a very real impact on my research.
Tags: News, Africa, Stories


France summons Italian envoy over Africa remarks

The Italian ambassador is summoned after Deputy PM Luigi di Maio accuses France of exploiting Africa.
Tags: News, France, Africa, Luigi Di Maio


6 Incredible Groups Promoting Music Education In Africa

In this piece, Jamie Ehrenfeld highlights six amazing organizations working within the continent of Africa to promote the future of music and musical education across the 54 distinct nations. ______________________________ Guest post by Jamie Ehrenfeld from Soundfly's Flypaper The United Nations recognizes 54 distinct nations on the African continent. Within each independent nation, there are dozens of unique languages and ethnic groups, each with their own cultural traditions and c...
Tags: Music, Africa, Uganda, West, United Nations, Mali, Tunisia, Western Cape, Kigali Rwanda, Masaka, Western Cape South Africa, Jamie Ehrenfeld, Turi Kumwe, Gisimba Memorial Centre Turi Kumwe, Senegal Zimbabwe, South Africa Found Sound Nation


Christian Unity and One Body, One Doctrine, One Spirit

Here we are in the middle of the Week of Christian Unity, bracketed by the Confession of St. Peter and the Conversion of St. Paul, the two irrefutable giants in the development and promulgation of the Church. And in today’s second reading (Eph 4:1-16) we hear Paul saying, “ There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.” That is a lot of “one...
Tags: Africa, Church, Religion, Chicago, Justin Welby, Jesus, Christ, Narnia, Jesus Christ, Ephesus, Great Britain, Peter, St Paul, PAUL, Episcopal Church, Berkeley California


2011 Africa and Middle East Unrest Fast Facts

Read CNN's 2011 Africa and Middle East Unrest Fast Facts and learn more about the Arab Spring anti-government protests that began in Tunisia in 2010.
Tags: Africa, Cnn, Tunisia


Why You Should Take More Work Breaks, How to Market Your Videos, The State of Global Entrepreneurship and Other Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

12 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know By Rieva Lesonsky   1—Help Your Employees Become Top Performers For many small business owners these days finding and keeping qualified employees can be a struggle. Once you hire high-potential employees, you have to continually invest in their success. Check out the infographic below from Manila Recruitment to learn how to groom top-performing employees.   2—Want to Take More Breaks at Work? Science is on Your Side. Guest post by Dr. Joseph Cilo...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Youtube, Saudi Arabia, India, Africa, San Francisco, Cyprus, Indianapolis, Taiwan, Colombia, Thailand, Canada


Nigeria's ruling party accuses opposition of plotting pre-vote violence

The Feb. 16 vote in Africa's top oil producer pits Buhari, a military ruler in the 1980s who was voted into office in 2015, against main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar, a businessman and former vice president. Reliable polls are hard to find in the nation of 190 million people, and analysts widely expect a tight race, partly because opposition stronghold states have seen a bigger increase in voter registration than ones where the ruling party is popular. "We have credible intelligence tha...
Tags: Science, Nigeria, Africa, Buhari, Lai Mohammed, Atiku Abubakar, Abubakar s People s Democratic Party


Zimbabwe high court orders government to restore full internet

Blackout on social media apps continues after arrests, strikes and protests over fuel pricesZimbabwe’s high court has ordered the country’s government to restore the internet in full, ruling that the security minister did not have the power to issue such a directive.The court said only President Emmerson Mnangagwa has the authority to make such an order. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Africa, Social Media, World news, Digital Media, Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa


Zimbabwe blocked internet access, so Anonymous DDoS’d the government’s websites

For several days, starting on Monday 14 January 2019, Zimbabweans have been without Internet access. This is as a result of the Southern Afrikan country’s government, under rumored instructions from General Chiwenga and the leadership of President Emerson Mnangagwa, decided to threaten and ordered all 4 of the country’s telecommunications to shut off the Internet completely. The Zimbabwean Internet shutdown follows a week of protests by Zimbabweans against the recently raised fuel price and the ...
Tags: Startups, Africa, Zimbabwe, Syndication, Emerson Mnangagwa, Chiwenga


Facebook is reportedly testing solar-powered internet drones again — this time with Airbus

Facebook last year grounded its ambitious plan to develop a solar-powered drone to beam internet across the world, but the company isn’t done with the concept, it seems. The social media giant is working with aeronautics giant Airbus to test drones in Australia, according to a new report from Germany’s NetzPolitik. Using a request under Australia’s Freedom of Information Act, NetzPolitik got hold of a document that shows the two companies spent last year in talks over a collaboration with test f...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Asia, Australia, Germany, India, Africa, Tech, Spokesperson, Software, Internet Access, Aircraft, Computing, Internet.org, Airbus, Latin America


Signs China is not ready for a trade war

Trump called for a cease fire in the trade war with China, but the great wall of china is showing cracks. What is the one thing the Chinese government fears more than anything? Widespread civil unrest. What can cause widespread civil unrest? Economy slowing to a crawl. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com...le26051807.ece Quote: President Xi Jinping stressed the need to maintain political stability in an unusual meeting of China’s top leaders — a fresh sig...
Tags: China, Africa, Xi Jinping, Weapon, Political News and Discussion, Trump, Africa China, Signs China, Something China


The Monday Roundup: E-bike fire, freeway lids, Whoopi Goldberg, and more

Welcome to Monday. This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by the Worst Day of the Year Ride, a classic Portland event with three route choices that happens February 10th. Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days… Another front of the war on speed: Streetsblog reports that the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices voted last week to require cities to include “pedestrian and bicycle activity” when setting speed limits (yes it’s sad this is cons...
Tags: California, Washington Post, Oregon, Africa, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bill De Blasio, Tanzania, Seattle, Whoopi Goldberg, Metro, BRT, Jonathan Maus


Egyptian president calls for unified colour scheme for buildings

Decree states Cairo structures require ‘dusty colours’ while blue is to be used on the coastEgyptian authorities are reaching for their paint brushes following a decree by the president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, demanding buildings across the country adhere to a unified colour scheme of “dusty” shades in Cairo and blue on the coast.Egypt’s prime minister, Mostafa Madbouly, told a cabinet meeting: “The plan is to have unified colours for the buildings instead of this uncivilised scene.” He said a pre...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Abdel Fatah al Sisi, Cairo, Mostafa Madbouly


'People will end up dying': Trump's cuts devastate clinics in Zambia | Rebecca Ratcliffe

Teen pregnancies are soaring and HIV care has stalled in rural communities hit by ‘global gag’ funding cutsIt is under-fives week at Zambia’s Nyangwena health centre and, outside in the morning sunshine, women are taking turns to weigh their babies. A noisy toddler wriggles as his mum places him into the harness of a set of scales. Measurements are taken and, afterwards, ice lollies handed out to children.Reaching families in the surrounding rural communities is a major challenge for staff at th...
Tags: Africa, World news, Global development, Zambia, Trump, Global Health, Reproductive rights (developing countries, Global gag rule, Rebecca Ratcliffe, Nyangwena


Where are George Clooney and co now that Sudan needs them? | Nesrine Malik

The people are rising up. But the western celebrities and the human rights industry that fought for this are absentIn 2017, a US law firm signed a contract with the Sudanese government, to assist in efforts to lift the economic sanctions that had been suffocating the country since 1997. Within weeks, George Clooney and John Prendergast, veteran activists for human rights in Sudan, wrote a letter in Time magazine, objecting to this. They asked rhetorically, did the law firm’s senior ranks, filled...
Tags: Human Rights, Protest, Africa, Time, US, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Sudan, George Clooney, Darfur, Omar al Bashir, Nesrine Malik, John Prendergast, Clooney Prendergast


Why the Best Executives Are So Highly Paid

--> The higher I have risen in my career, the more criticism and the more obstacles I have faced. In today’s world, if you lay off an employee, fire someone, or make any other decision that potentially upsets people, you face incredible scrutiny. Former employees will go on blogs and criticize you and your leadership style. You will be attacked by many people. This is something that has happened to every leader and every organizer throughout the ages. The leaders of companies, organizations, and...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, Africa, Careers, America, Georgia, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, United States, Job Search, Career Advice, Saddam Hussein


Letter from Africa: What is it like to report a terror attack?

Kenyan TV presenter Waihiga Mwaura looks back at traumatic week following the hotel siege in Nairobi.
Tags: News, Africa, Waihiga Mwaura


Zimbabwe warns brutal crackdown is 'foretaste of things to come'

Presidential spokesman’s words add to concerns over harsh response to protestsA brutal crackdown in Zimbabwe that has followed protests against fuel price rises is “just a foretaste of things to come”, the president’s spokesman has said.The harsh words will increase concerns about the deteriorating human rights situation in the poor southern African country, coming after a week in which police and soldiers have beaten civilians, shot 12 people dead and detained at least 600 people, many without ...
Tags: Africa, World news, Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa


Rwanda, rights and the Commonwealth | Letters

The Commonwealth’s core values are compromised by allowing Rwanda to host its next summit, says Richard BourneMichela Wrong (The long read, 15 January) writes that the inquest in Randburg into the murder of Patrick Karegeya, an opponent of President Paul Kagame, should be a “reality check for western governments, development agencies and philanthropic foundations”. It should also haunt the Commonwealth, which is none of the above.In 2013, on behalf of all member states, the Queen signed a Common...
Tags: London, Human Rights, Africa, World news, South and Central Asia, Commonwealth of Nations, Sri Lanka, Rwanda, Commonwealth, Paul Kagame, Kagame, Patrick Karegeya, Randburg


Muse, The Killers, Bishop Briggs and more mix things up at the 2nd Annual ALT 98.7/FM ALTer Ego

Alt 98.7/FM’s 2nd Annual iHeartRadio ALTer Ego bash sold out at The Forum in Inglewood on Saturday night and it had quite an impressive line-up with show-topping performances courtesy of arguably two of the biggest modern day rock bands: Muse and The Killers. Though The Killers, fearlessly led by the charismatic Brandon Flowers, brought the mostly lethargic crowd to life via its much too short — but hit-filled — set, they don’t get all of the credit. Maybe it’s still super early in the year and ...
Tags: Music, Africa, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Muse, Stagecoach, Matt Bellamy, Briggs, Brandon Flowers, Cuomo, Southern California, Concerts, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo


AP Explains: 2019 a busy year for African internet shutdowns

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — 2019 is already a busy year for internet shutdowns in Africa, with governments ordering cutoffs as soon as a crisis appears. “It is not even the second month of the new year and we have had significant internet shutdowns in four African countries,” said Berhan Taye, who leads the #KeepItOn campaign for […]
Tags: News, Africa, Ap, Nation, Johannesburg, Berhan Taye


Israeli leader visits Africa to restore relations with Chad

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Chad restored diplomatic relations after nearly 50 years as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the central African nation on Sunday.
Tags: News, Africa, Israel, Jerusalem, Chad, Benjamin Netanyahu