Category: World

Elon Musk is World’s Richest Man With $195 Billion

With a net worth of $195 billion, South African-born US entrepreneur, Elon Musk, is the world’s richest man, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. The 49-year-old Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla and SpaceX overtakes Jeff Bezos founder of Amazon who has held that title since 2017. Musk’s…

Facebook Extends Suspension On Trump’s Account Until End Of Tenure

The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has extended the ban on outgoing US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least minimum of next two weeks. This is as a result of the aftermath of the violence that rocked the Capitol Building in Washington DC on Wednesday which resulted in the…

US Election: Joe Biden’s Electoral College Win Certified By Congress

Despite an attack from President Trump’s supporters, who stormed the Capitol to disrupt the proceedings on Wednesday, the US Congress have finally confirmed Mr. Biden’s Electoral College victory and certified him as the next President of the United State. The lawmakers were able to resume the session after police managed to remove the mob, which…

Shams and OMNES Media Unveil An Influencers Platform With Huge Opportunities

Shams Media Services, a subsidiary of Sharjah Media City (Shams), and OMNES Media, an integrated media and communications solutions company, have launched OMNES Influencers platform in its Beta Edition to help users explore and benefit from an ever-expanding online market, which is witnessing a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 32%. “The global influencer platform…

Portuguese Health Worker Dies Two Days After Receiving Pfizer Covid Vaccine

Portuguese Health authorities are investigating the sudden death of a health worker who was found dead two days after receiving the COVID vaccine. The health worker, identified as Sonia Acevedo aged 41, worked in the paediatrics department at the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in Porto. She was said to have received the vaccine shot on…

COVID-19: US Vice President Vaccinated On Live TV

Amid reluctance by some Americans to receive COVID-19 vaccine because of safety and efficacy concerns, the Vice President of the United State, Mike Pence, has become the highest-profile government official to receive the vaccine. Pence, 61-years old on Friday morning received a televised COVID-19 vaccination, alongside his wife Karen Pence and Surgeon General Jerome Adams.…

Gozem, AAIC Partner To Launch Health Services Through African Super App

Gozem and Asia Africa Investment & Consulting (AAIC) announce on Tuesday that they will work closely together to launch health services inside the African Super App. This partnership is the result of a recent investment from AAIC in Gozem’s pre-series A round. In the summer of 2020, Gozem launched its Super App that enables its…

Kamala Harris Is World’s Third Most Powerful Woman According To Forbes

Barely a month after being elected alongside Joe Biden as the US Vice-President elect, Kamala Harris has jumped from nowhere to become number 3 in the Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women in 2020. Harris now ranks only just below Germany’s Angela Merkel in the top spot followed by European Central Bank head…

Gozem and Coris Bank International Announce Vehicle Financing Scheme

Gozem, Africa’s super app, and Coris Bank International Togo announce that they have entered into a strategic asset-financing partnership. As a result, Gozem driver-partners can now access low-interest loans for the purchase of new motorcycles. This means that, for the first time, Gozem’s driver-partners will be able to benefit from performance-based financing, paving the way…

COVID-19: UK Approves Pfizer’s Vaccine For Public Use

The United Kingdom on Wednesday becomes the first country in the world to approve the use of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. The first 800,000 doses will be available in the UK from next week and will be first prioritized to protect people “who are most at risk of dying from COVID-19”, as well…