TURKEY EXPORTS ANTI-DRONE SYSTEMS TO ALBANIA AND QATAR

Thu 22 October 2020: A southern Turkey-based defense industry firm that has been producing anti-drone systems for Turkish security forces, including an early warning system to address the several threats by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), has exported its local systems to Qatar and Albania. National War Technologies Defense Systems Inc., based in southern Antalya province, […]

GOLDMAN SACHS AGREES TO PAY $2.9 BILLION IN 1MDB SCANDAL TO RESOLVE PROBES

Fri 23 October 2020: Goldman Sachs agreed to pay more than $2.9 billion to regulators around the world, including a record penalty for violating a U.S. anti-corruption law, to resolve probes into its role in an international finance scandal, authorities announced Thursday. The sum is set to be the largest US fine ever in a corruption case. […]

UN CHEIEF CONDEMNS POST-ELECTION VIOLENCE IN GUINEA

Fri 23 October 2020: Post election violence in the West African nation claims several lives as President Alpha Conde, who is seeking a controversial third term that provoked mass protests, wins a majority of votes in 16 out of 38 constituencies. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned post-election violence that has claimed several lives in […]

VLADIMIR PUTIN SIGNALS MILITARY ALLIANCE BETWEEN MOSCOW AND BEIJING ‘QUITE POSSIBLE’

Fri 23 October 2020: Mr Putin, speaking at the annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club via video conference on Thursday, when President Putin asked during the conference if a military union between Moscow and Beijing was possible, Mr Putin replied that “we don’t need it, but, theoretically, it’s quite possible to imagine it”. Russian […]

AIR POLLUTION ADDED OVER 6.6M DEATHS TO TOLL IN 2019

Thu 22 October 2020: Lack of air quality also led to almost 500,000 deaths worldwide last year among babies in their first month of life. Air pollution, the fourth leading risk factor for early death, added 6.67 million deaths to the global toll last year, according to a new study published on Wednesday. “Air pollution […]

WHATSAPP LAUNCHED NEW FEATURES INCLUDING MUTE CHATS FOREVER

Fri 23 October 2020: The world’s most popular messaging service is pushing more aggressively into customer service features WhatsApp has announced a number of changes that it is rolling out to its messaging app, including the ability to make purchases from directly within the application. “Over the last few years, we’ve seen a real shift […]

PODCAST | ROLE OF GAS COMPANIES IN NORTHERN MOZAMBIQUE UNREST – ILHAM RAWOOT

Wed 02 September 2020: Cabo Delgado is now home to Africa’s three largest liquid natural gas (LNG) projects: the Mozambique LNG Project (Total, formerly Anadarko) worth $20bn, Coral FLNG Project (ENI and ExxonMobil) worth $4.7bn, and Rovuma LNG Project (ExxonMobil, ENI and CNPC) worth $30bn. When, in 2010, US energy company Anadarko found major gas […]