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10Feb/16

Will sugar tax sour business?

2016 could be the year of the sugar tax, as several large nations consider levies on sweetened food and drinks to battle obesity and fatten government coffers. As Ivor Bennett reports, it could be bad news for business.
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09Feb/16
Dax board at the stock exchange

Banks centre stage in stocks shocker

European shares gave up early gains as bank stocks dropped again and losses in Asian markets sent investors scurrying for save havens. Ivor Bennett reports.
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07Feb/16
Cam Newton

2016 Super Bowl Sunday Sees Emerging Of Immersive Advertising And Virtual Reality Technology With Increased Live-Stream Viewers

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The face of brand promotion is changing for the Super Bowl and Immersive advertising with Virtual Reality technology that positions people as active users within the digital experience rather than positioning them as passive viewers – is leading the way. Continue reading

25Jan/16
Ernest Nwokolo Cradle Count

New app helps women keep track of their pregnancy in Nigeria

Pregnant women in Nigeria are using the Cradle Count app to monitor their pregnancy and look out for any sign of complications that could affect them or their baby’s health. The android based mobile application is being embraced in a country where a woman’s chance of dying from pregnancy and child birth is 1 in 13.

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19Jan/16

U.N. food agency says 14 million face hunger in southern Africa

The World Food Programme (WFP) has raised concern about food security in southern Africa where an estimated 14 million people are facing hunger following prolonged dry spells that led to a poor harvest last year. The weather condition is said to have been worsened by El Nino, a pattern which typically brings drier conditions to Southern Africa and wetter ones to East Africa.

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18Jan/16
MLK Memorial

FBI Director Comey lays wreath to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

FBI Director James Comey discusses police shootings before laying a wreath at memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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18Jan/16
Forbes Billionaires

Just 62 individuals have as much wealth as half of the world’s population: Oxfam

Just 62 people have as much wealth as half the planet’s population, according to an Oxfam report, released as politicians and business leaders gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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15Jan/16

Wall Street tumbles to lowest level since August

U.S. stocks close sharply lower as crude oil prices drop below 30 dollars (USD) a barrel and China fears deepen.

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15Jan/16

French drug trial leaves one brain dead, five injured

One person has died and five others are in a serious condition after taking part in a French drug trial of an experimental painkiller.
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13Jan/16
Splendour Joe Abisoye a 9-year-old Nigerian writer

Quotable African quotes of 2015

From a 9-year-old published author in Nigeria to an activist spreading the word on why gender violence must stop, there were several memorable African voices this year.

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