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Why China Wants to Build Its Own Smartphone Software

Nearly every smartphone sold today uses an operating system originally designed in the United States. Together, Google Android and Apple iOS power …

Report: Africa’s Youth Are Key to Food Security

A recently released report warns that Africa will not alleviate its chronic food shortages and unemployment unless youth get more involved in …

Nigeria: Step up, New guys | West Africa

Africa's new largest economy has only a fifth of its rival South Africa's share of the banking wealth. So there's room for ambitious talent to get in …

Nigeria has enough universities to meet West Africa's needs - Don

<i>Related News</i><p>Nigerian universities have the capacity to absorb the applicants in the country as well as the entire West African sub-region, the …

How Female Farmers Can Help End Hunger and Malnutrition

Groundswell International has a plan to revolutionize agriculture in West Africa. The U.S.-based NGO focuses on best utilizing and conserving the …

The 5 countries with the most top-ranked colleges for computer science

American universities dominated US News' global ranking, with 181 schools making the overall list of 750. For their computer science ranking, US News looked at 250 universities.<p>"These subject-specific rankings — which are not of academic majors, departments or specific schools at universities, such …

The global financial crisis has affected China in a way that will last for decades

What will China's role be in the international order five, 10 or 15 years from now?<p>This is undoubtedly one of the defining questions in global affairs today, because whichever way we attempt an answer — whether we expect Chinese power to grow or to diminish, and how — will say a great deal about …

Why Are Little Kids in Japan So Independent?

In Japan, small children take the subway and run errands alone, no parent in sight. The reason why has more to do with social trust than self-reliance.<p>It’s a common sight on Japanese mass transit: children troop through train cars, singly or in small groups, looking for seats.<p>They wear knee socks, …

Criminology

uBeam Banks $10M For Ultrasound Wireless Power, Adds Mature COO And CFO

uBeam’s getting ready to ship its wireless phone chargers, so its 26-year old CEO Meredith Perry has hired some hardware industry veterans to whip the business into shape. Former Apple and Palm finance leader Monica Hushen will be uBeam‘s new CFO, and Cisco, Palm, and Nokia VP Jeff Devine is …

Startups

9 reasons I will always love Japan

1. I felt safe everywhere.<p>About one month after moving to Kyoto, Japan, I had the strangest physical sensation. What was that peculiar feeling, like …

Japan

Obama-Xi Dinner Most Important Meeting in ‘Decades’

When President Barack Obama hosts President Xi Jinping Thursday night for a private dinner, he will seek to use the personal relationship the two have fostered to reach across their countries’ widening differences on military, economic and human-rights issues. As WSJ’s Carol E. Lee and Jeremy Page …

China

China is launching a 'trump card' nuclear submarine that could target the US

The deployment of the new Jin-class ballistic missile submarine will mark a substantial increase in China's potential nuclear ability. The Jin-class submarines will be armed with the new JL-2 ballistic missile. This missile has a range of 4,000 nautical miles, which would allow the submarine to …

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration

American politicians are now eager to disown a failed criminal-justice system that’s left the U.S. with the largest incarcerated population in the world. But they've failed to reckon with history. Fifty years after Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s report “The Negro Family” tragically helped create this …

Why does the UK need China to build its nuclear plants?

<b>The UK's Hinkley Point nuclear power station has major backing from China. But why does the government need their help?</b><p>It will be the first nuclear plant in the UK for 20 years. Hinkley Point C in Somerset is expected to provide up to 7% of the UK's electricity needs and create thousands of …

Nuclear Energy

The New Chinese Missile That Has the U.S. Air Force Spooked

America has spent hundreds of billions on stealthy fighter jets to rule tomorrow’s skies. Could a new Chinese weapon negate that edge?<p>The U.S. Air …

The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?

In 12 of 16 past cases in which a rising power has confronted a ruling power, the result has been bloodshed.<p>When Barack Obama meets this week with Xi Jinping during the Chinese president’s first state visit to America, one item probably won’t be on their agenda: the possibility that the United …

Researchers Tally the Global Cost of Melting Permafrost

As climate change melts permafrost in the Arctic, huge amounts of carbon dioxide and methane are released into the atmosphere, speeding global …

Climate Change

We're Living Through the Greatest Period in World History - The Big Picture

<i>I am at a conference in Charlotte today discussing Social Media and FinTech, but this classic (reprinted with permission) comes to us via Morgan</i> …

Reliable data is the answer to Africa’s $1 trillion agriculture opportunity

It is a truth universally acknowledged that access to reliable data in Africa is a massive challenge.<p>Just last week, the World Bank gave $50 million to the Kenyan Bureau of Statistics to help the body with better accumulation of data. “High-quality data are critical to measure progress in growing …

Economic Development

The roots of European racism lie in the slave trade, colonialism – and Edward Long

There is a view that discussions about modern Africa should be forward-looking. They should be about trade, entrepreneurship, expanding markets, Chinese investment and the commercial and cultural dynamism that undoubtedly characterises many of the continent’s 55 nations. This future-facing …

Black History

China's investment in Africa isn't what you think, and it's not mostly with 'rogue' states

CHINA’s well-choreographed economic machine has been dancing out of step recently, and it seems that every other bit of information coming out of the …

China's booming Christian population is rattling the Communist Party

The number of Chinese professing Christianity, in particular — estimated at more than 70 million — is rising so dramatically that, by some projections, China will have the world's biggest Christian population by 2030.<p>The profusion of churches seems to have unnerved some Chinese authorities, who …

This Is What Would Happen if We Repealed Birthright Citizenship

After launching his presidential bid by calling Mexican immigrants "rapists," Donald Trump last week unveiled his plan for immigration reform: He'd …

Immigration

Today's Dollars

Why is my Android device running slow? Here's how to speed up your phone | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

When you first got your shiny new Android handset you were probably blown away by how fast it was. But over time you may well have noticed that your …

Yuan devaluation breaks last line of global economic defence, warns top economist

Stephen King of HSBC warns the world's financial system may not survive another crisis without China as a backstop<p>China’s devaluation of the yuan reveals that the global economy will be without stabilisers if another crisis strikes, economists have warned.<p>The decision to cut the yuan’s value showed …

Stock Markets