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Starbucks closes 2,000 Chinese branches

Starbucks has closed half of its outlets in China to protect its staff and support government efforts to contain the coronavirus. The coffee shop chain warned that the rapidly expanding infection is likely to affect its financial performance. Starbucks has almost 4,300 outlets in China, making it the company’s largest …

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BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane steps down, suffering from PTSD

The BBC‘s Africa editor, Fergal Keane, is stepping down from his role after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by reporting on conflicts around the world. Keane had been “dealing privately” with the condition for “several years,” the British broadcaster’s head of newsgathering, Jonathan Munro, said in an email sent to …

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Africa’s richest woman ‘ripped off Angola’

Leaked documents reveal how Africa’s richest woman made her fortune through exploiting her own country, and corruption. Isabel dos Santos got access to lucrative deals involving land, oil, diamonds and telecoms when her father was president of Angola, a southern African country rich in natural resources. The documents show how …

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US lifts Visa restrictions on Ghana

The United States has lifted the visa restrictions slapped on Ghana. A Press Release from the US Embassy in Accra announced that effective Friday, January 17, 2020, visa processing will return to the normal procedures. This comes after the establishment of a mutually agreed process for the identification, validating and …

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