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Instagram fact-check: Can a new flagging tool stop fake news?

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Facebook has launched a new feature allowing Instagram users to flag posts they think contain fake news to its fact-checking partners for verification. But questions remain as to whether it goes far enough to counter the amount of disinformation on the image-sharing platform. The move is part of a wider raft of measures the social Read More

VAALCO Energy, Inc. Announces Intention to List on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange

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HOUSTON, Sept. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) (“VAALCO” or the “Company”), an independent energy company focused on development and production assets in West Africa, today announces its formal intention to seek a Standard Listing on the Main Market of London Stock Exchange (”LSE”), to complement its existing Listing on the Read More

‘German money kills Jews’: Far-right activist defaces EU office in Israel

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Anti-migrant activists have defaced office of the EU’s delegation in Israel, dousing its lobby in red paint and scribbling offensive remarks. The incident drew ire of European officials, as well as domestic condemnation. The attack on the EU’s mission occurred late on Sunday, when a group of activists vandalized its entrance. They’ve spray painted “EU Read More

Acres of empty seats as Zimbabwe says goodbye to Mugabe

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As Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe knew how to fill Harare’s cavernous National Sports Stadium. But we soon realised that public interest in his commemoration service was decidedly modest. Members of the ruling party, ZANU-PF, were bussed in from the countryside but there wasn’t much enthusiasm on display. Stadium largely empty for Robert Mugabe’s funeral Image: Read More

Stadium ‘only a quarter full’ for Mugabe’s state funeral

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African leaders are paying their respects to Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe at his state funeral, while many ordinary people are opting to stay away. The controversial leader, who ruled the country for 37 years before he was ousted by his own army in 2017, died in Singapore aged 95 last week. A state funeral is Read More

How to wear blackface & get away with it: For starters, be a Belgian minister

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Wearing blackface regardless of time and context is definitely one of the deadly sins in cancel culture scripture. So should this politician slated for the EU Commission brace himself for a mob with virtual torches and pitchforks? Didier Reynders was recently nominated EU Commissioner for Justice after a long and storied career in Belgium. Currently Read More

Vast swathes of Mugabe’s funeral stadium empty as coffin on display

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African leaders are paying their respects to Zimbabwe’s founder Robert Mugabe at his funeral, while many ordinary people are opting to stay away. The controversial leader, who ruled the country for 37 years before he was ousted by his own army in 2017, died in Singapore aged 95 last week. A state funeral is being Read More

Mugabe’s burial site chosen after ‘dispute’

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Robert Mugabe will be laid to rest at the state burial site following reports of a bitter dispute between the Zimbabwean government and his family. The former president’s nephew, Leo Mugabe, said the decision over the final resting site had been made after relatives held discussions with influential traditional chiefs. Read More

South Africa’s business confidence plunges to lowest level in 34 years

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A sentiment index compiled by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) declined to 89.1 last month from 92 in July. That’s the lowest level since April 1985, according to the survey. Weak economic growth, a sharp drop in export volumes and a weaker currency, rising debt and an unemployment rate of 29 Read More

Why China believes the World needs the new Silk Road: Beijing’s ambitious mega-project explained

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China’s trillion-dollar “One Belt, One Road” initiative (BRI) is an attempt to revive the Silk Road, an ancient trade route that for hundreds of years connected the East and West during the days of the Roman Empire. The initiative, which was unveiled by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, envisages linking China with Africa, Asia, Read More