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Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro: News, rumors, specs, and more

The Huawei Mate series features the brand’s productivity devices, with plenty of power and large screens. The Mate 10 Pro was one of 2017’s best …

Headphones

Apple just announced the next iPhone event date

Apple sent invites today for its annual fall iPhone event where it’s expected to announce multiple new iPhones and possibly a new Apple Watch and an updated iPad Pro. It’ll take place on September 12th in Cupertino, California. The invite features a bronze circle, not unlike the new Apple Park …

Apple

First Official Image Of Apple's iPhone XS Leaks

This is it. Following months of Apple dropping hints about its new iPhones deep inside iOS 12, now the company has ‘accidentally’ misplaced an official image of its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus for everyone to see…<p>Credit for the discovery goes to 9to5Mac and its almost infallible tipster Guilherme …

Apple

Zimbabwe: Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as president

Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken the oath as Zimbabwe’s president in front of a stadium crowd after a divisive election, as US observers of the vote questioned the country’s democratic credentials.<p>The constitutional court confirmed Mnangagwa as president in a ruling released on Friday, dismissing a …

Nelson Chamisa

New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple's Divisive Wireless Charging

While Apple has ‘accidentally’ leaked the iPhone X Plus (twice) and its new features, it has been left to insiders to deliver news about upgrades which may prove more divisive. And we have another fitting that description…<p>It comes via an interesting report from China Times, which delivers good and …

Wireless Charging

Apple could lose one of its highest-grossing iOS apps as Netflix looks to bypass iTunes billing

Netflix is currently one of the highest-grossing iOS apps, thanks to a significant number of users paying their subscription through iTunes billing.<p>But that could be set to change as the streaming video service seeks to bypass iTunes for future subscription payments …<p>NordVPN<p><i>TechCrunch</i> says that it …

iOS Apps

Nike Closes South African Stores After Racist Video Goes Viral

Nike Inc. temporarily closed South African stores after the husband of an employee was caught in a racism row over a video he posted while on …

Africa is changing China as much as China is changing Africa

Eight years ago I watched the movie “2012,” named after the year the Mayan calendar supposedly ends. In the film an American geologist learns that a solar flare is heating the core of the earth and causing its tectonic plates to shift drastically. Before long, mass earthquakes and tsunamis are …

Africa

Chinese tourist dies in hippo attack on Kenyan lake

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Chinese tourist has died in Kenya after being attacked by a hippo on the shores of Lake Naivasha, the East African nation’s wildlife service said on Sunday.<p>A Hippo is pictured at dusk near the shores of Lake Baringo, one of Kenya's Rift Valley Lakes July 10, 2012. …

Social Inequality, As Seen From The Sky

Across the world, urban clusters have -- to a greater or lesser extent -- social and economic differences. Reflected in space, these imbalances of …

Skin bleaching in Africa : An 'addiction' with risks

Dr. Isima Sobande was in medical school when she first heard of mothers who bleached the skin of their babies.<p>She dismissed it as an urban myth. But …

In peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, UAE lends a helping hand

ADDIS ABABA/DUBAI (Reuters) - When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month, promising to end the two-decade-old state of war between their two countries, it looked like a sudden breakthrough.<p>FILE PHOTO: Eritrea's President, Isaias Afwerki receives a key from Ethiopia's …

Britain should spend more on diplomacy in Africa and less on aid

We have given nearly a billion pounds in aid to Zimbabwe in the past ten years, and to what end?<p>It is a tragedy that the party that has ruined Zimbabwe, led by a man who was one of the chief perpetrators of its misery, has managed by hook or by crook to win a fresh mandate. The narrow margin of 0.8 …

South Sudan's peace agreement: Good news or more trouble ahead?

South Sudan has a new peace agreement. The question is: will it hold? According to author and scholar Douglas Johnson, that depends on a lot of …

Former Governor of Kenyan Capital Arrested Over Graft Claims

Former Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero was arrested over graft allegations, according to Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.<p>Kidero is …

News24.com | Zimbabwean opposition official Tendai Biti denied asylum, being deported

A top Zimbabwean opposition official fled to Zambia on Wednesday but was denied asylum and is expected to face arrest at home as concerns rise over a …

Absa's divorce from Barclays cost R1.4 billion

CAPE TOWN - Absa’s decision to divorce from Barclays this year saw the banking giants half-year profits fall by 4 percent, which translated to R1.4 …

Why you should be excited about the Galaxy Note 9 even if you don’t plan to buy it

When Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 9 in New York on Thursday, it’ll confirm the vast majority of Note 9 rumors that flooded the web for the past …

Despite Land Reform, South Africa Is not Becoming Zimbabwe or Venezuela

On August 6, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>’s editorial board compared South Africa’s Ramaphosa government to the dictatorships in Venezuela and Zimbabwe and …

Remembering Khensani Maseko who fought South African campus rape

<b>The death of a law student and anti-rape activist in South Africa, whose funeral is being held on Thursday, has brought the simmering issue of campus rape back to the forefront.</b><p>Khensani Maseko, 23, took her own life last week after writing a post on Instagram: "No-one deserves to be raped!"<p>Days …

This company is laying off almost all its workers because of tariffs

A South Carolina company plans to lay off almost all its workers — 126 people — because of the Trump administration's tariffs.<p>Element Electronics, which assembles televisions, notified the state of the expected job cuts earlier this week. The company also plans to close its plant in the town of …

U.S. Politics

New Wi-Fi attack cracks WPA2 passwords with ease

The common Wi-Fi security standard is no longer as secure as you think.<p>A new way to compromise the WPA/WPA2 security protocols has been accidentally …

The Magic Leap One mixed reality headset is shipping today for $2,295

The Magic Leap One Creator Edition, the first mixed reality headset from startup Magic Leap, is shipping today in “select areas” in the United States for $2,295. The Creator Edition isn’t quite a development kit — Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz calls it a “full-blown, working consumer-grade product,” …

Augmented Reality

This Hands-on Video With the Next iPhone Makes the iPhone 8 Look Antique

The new phone is set to hit stores next month.<p>Apple’s next iPhone is almost here, and it looks set to stun. YouTube account “EverythingApplePro” …

Why is China investing so heavily in a small landlocked African country with few natural resources?

Kigali, Rwanda<p>It’s hard not to see China’s footprint wherever one goes in Rwanda. Chinese engineers have designed and built the country’s tallest building, Kigali City Tower, a gleaming 20-story glass skyscraper; the building that houses Rwanda’s foreign ministry; various hotels, schools, and …

Togo crisis overshadows west Africa summit

Leaders from western and central Africa gathered in Lome on Monday for a joint two-day summit to step up their fight against terrorism. But the event …

The sudden end of the Ethiopia-Eritrea war, explained

After 20 years of conflict, the two countries have reconciled. But what happens now?<p>On July 21, Eritrea appointed an ambassador to Ethiopia — the first one in 20 years.<p>It’s the latest positive step in a series of shocking moves that signal a new peace between the two countries, which have spent the …

Recent conflict in Mozambique underscores the root causes of fragility

Recent indications of rebel activity in the north of Mozambique, and a tentative peace agreement with long-term political rival Renamo, leave much at …

South Africa has the world’s biggest 3D printer – and it takes up to R7.5 million in titanium powder to fill it

• <b>The printer, which is the largest in the world, is part of the Project Aeroswift, a collaboration between SA company Aerosud Innovation Centre and</b> …

Tension mounts as Zimbabwe opposition claims election victory

Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC party on Tuesday claimed victory in the country’s historic elections while the government threatened to jail leaders …