Daily Archives: August 21, 2019

5G is here: PT Expo China 2019 will be held October 31 – November 3

BEIJING, Aug. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Asia’s leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) event, PT Expo China 2019 (PTEXPO19), will be held from October 31 to November 3 in Beijing, China, showcasing a world of 5G and other next-gen ICTs.…

Ethiopian authorities arrest journalist Mesganaw Getachew after he films outside court

Authorities in Ethiopia should unconditionally release journalist Mesganaw Getachew, who was arrested on August 9 after recording an interview outside a court in Addis Ababa, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Mesganaw, who reports for the privately ownedEthiopisweekly, was …

The Most Innovative Countries in the World, As Ranked By the UN

The United Nations agency that guards intellectual property rights has ranked countries according to how innovative they are.

Switzerland is the most innovative country in the world, according to the latest Global Innovation Index published in July by the UN’s …

UN Chief to Travel to Epicenter of DRC Ebola Outbreak

UNITED NATIONS – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo next week.

The DRC is no stranger to periodic outbreaks of the Ebola virus, but this most recent …

Zimbabwe’s Rights Abuses May Dent Hope of Lifting Sanctions

HARARE, ZIMABABWE – Activists and the main opposition party in Zimbabwe say the country is not ready for the end of U.S. and European sanctions, accusing the government of continued human rights violations. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s sympathizers say lifting sanctions …

Liberian President Wants to Shorten Terms for Legislature, Executive

Liberian President George Weah has proposed reducing term lengths for members of the executive and legislative branches of government.

Under his plan, the president and representatives would serve five years instead of six, while senators would sit for seven years …