• foreignUN chief advocates ‘global push’ for Sudan ceasefire

    UN chief advocates ‘global push’ for Sudan ceasefire

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a boost in humanitarian funding and a global push for peace to end a year of brutal fighting between rival militaries in Sudan. With attention over the weekend focused on the Middle East, he said the conflict between the national army and Rapid Support Forces militia had turned into “a war being waged…

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  • SportsWin gold at Paris Olympics, First lady charges Super Falcons

    Win gold at Paris Olympics, First lady charges Super Falcons

    The First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, has charged the Super Falcons to win the gold medal for Nigeria at the 2024 Olympic games in Paris. The first lady made this known in a statement by her spokeswoman, Olubusola Kukoyi, in Abuja on Wednesday. She also commended the Super Falcons for qualifying for the games for the first time in 16…

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  • foreignIEA calls for urgent action to reduce methane emissions from oil, gas sector

    IEA calls for urgent action to reduce methane emissions from oil, gas sector

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) has called for methane emissions in the oil and gas sector to be reduced more quickly in order to achieve climate protection targets. The IEA said on Wednesday in Paris that almost 120 million metric tons of methane were released in 2023 from the production of these two fossil fuels. It said that there was…

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  • Africa

    KCB Bank Partners With Sopra Banking Software to Drive Its Digital Banking Transformation Agenda

    PARIS — Sopra Banking Software, a global financial technology service provider has partnered with KCB Bank Kenya to further bolster the lender’s digital capabilities. The Bank has contracted Sopra Banking Software to design, build, deliver, and support the savings and lending products portfolio through the KCB Vooma, the Bank’s lending, savings, and payments platform. With the rollout of payments, savings, loan products,…

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  • Europe

    Paris’ shares put up good performance in Europe

    European stocks were largely flat on Wednesday as investors parsed through a deluge of earnings reports from major lenders like Deutsche Bank and Barclays, while waiting to hear from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The pan-European STOXX 600 edged up 0.1 per cent as a 1.3 per cent jump in retailers .SXRP helped counter the declines in automakers and chemical companies.…

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  • Europe

    Macron shakes up cabinet, replaces 2 ministers

    French President Emmanuel Macron kept his finance and foreign ministers unchanged in a government reshuffle on Monday that also saw him poach more politicians from past conservative governments and an ecologist for the environment ministry. Bruno Le Maire will keep his job at the finance ministry, tasked with orchestrating the coronavirus recovery plan, the Elysee said. Former energy and environment…

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  • NEWS

    COVID-19: Paris orchestra plays Strauss to empty hall

    Renaud Capuçon, a French concert violinist accustomed to playing to rooms of 2,000 people and more, performed on Thursday evening to an empty auditorium, but he said the experience was none the worse for it. “It’s like a return to life,” he said of the performance, his first at the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall since the COVID-19 outbreak forced…

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