World

Gmail celebrates 20 years since launch: How it all started?

When it launched 20 years ago, Google’s free mail service Gmail was considered a prank, yet soon, with Google Maps and the arrival of YouTube and smartphones, it was seen as one of the gadgets that revolutionized technology in the early 2000s. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin loved pulling pranks, so much that they began rolling outlandish ideas every April Fool’s Day, not long Read More.

Africa

East African airline announces new routes

Air Tanzania plans to launch direct flights to the UAE four times a week Air Tanzania has confirmed plans to commence direct flights to Dubai from its hub in Dar es Salaam on Sunday, a local news agency reported on Wednesday.  The airline will operate four flights a week on the route – on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.  Mr Ladislaus Matindi, the managing director of Read More.

Technology

Apple lawsuit: US accuses tech giant of monopolising smartphone market

The US has filed a landmark lawsuit against Apple, accusing the tech giant of monopolising the smartphone market and crushing competition.In the lawsuit, the justice department alleges the company abused its control of the iPhone app store to “lock in” customers and developers.It accuses the firm of taking illegal steps to thwart apps seen as a threat and make rival products less appealing.Apple has vowed to Read More.

Africa

South Sudan, Schools ordered to Close due to Extreme heatwaves

The Government of South Sudan has announced the closure of all schools with effect from Monday, 18 March 2024 due to excessive heat waves, citing death of some citizens due to extreme heat wave which is expected to last two weeks. The health and education ministries advised parents to keep all children indoors as temperatures are expected to soar to 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit). They Read More.

Africa

Pirates seize control of cargo ship near Somalia, say owners

MV Abdullah was sailing from Mozambique’s capital Maputo to the United Arab Emirates when it was attacked. Pirates have seized a Bangladesh-flagged bulk carrier off the coast of Somalia and taken its 23-member crew hostage, the ship’s owners said. The MV Abdullah was sailing from Mozambique’s capital Maputo to the United Arab Emirates with a cargo of 55,000 tonnes of coal when it was attacked on Read More.

Culture

Islamic nations announce start of holy Ramadan in shadow of Gaza war

After the sighting of the crescent moon, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar also announced a Monday start for Ramadan The Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Monday, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East nations announced, against a backdrop of devastating war in Gaza. Saudi Arabia, which is home to Islam’s holiest sites, said through its official SPA news agency on Sunday that Read More.

World

UK government pledges extra cash for Muslims’& school security

The Government is set to pump £117m of taxpayer cash into protections for British mosques, Muslim schools and centres against hate attacks. The money, which will be delivered over four years, will be spent on CCTV camera, alarms and fencing to protect British Muslims amid a rise in attacks after the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war. The package is similar to an earlier announcement of a Read More.

Africa

Haiti crisis: gangs attack police stations as Caribbean leaders call for emergency meeting

Police and palace guards worked Saturday to retake some streets in Haiti’s capital after gangs launched massive attacks on at least three police stations. Guards from the National Palace accompanied by an armored truck tried to set up a security perimeter around one of the three downtown stations after police fought off an attack by gangs late Friday.Sporadic gunfire continued Saturday, and one woman writhed in Read More.

Africa

Rwandan ruling party picks Kagame as presidential candidate

 Rwanda’s ruling party on Saturday selected President Paul Kagame as its candidate for the July election, teeing up a contest widely expected to return the longtime leader to office for a fourth seven-year term. The 66-year-old has ruled over the landlocked African nation for decades, winning the presidency in elections in 2003, 2010 and 2017 — with more than 90 percent of the vote. Kagame’s candidacy Read More.

Sports

Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou highlights: AJ delivers huge KO win

Joshua left no doubt as he battered the former UFC heavyweight champ with ease route to the knockout After shocking the world by knocking down Tyson Fury and losing a narrow split decision, Francis Ngannou looked to score his first professional boxing win when he took on Anthony Joshua on Friday in Saudi Arabia. Unlike the Fury fight, Ngannou found no success in the ring, suffering Read More.