Turkish firms cancel US iPhone orders as trade war intensifies

Turkey's biggest mobile phone importing companies have cancelled their iPhone orders as Turkish citizens join a move to boycott US products. A significant number of importers began to withdraw their short and long-term orders after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's appeal to boycott American electronic products on Tuesday, reports Hurriyet

Somaliland diaspora is creating massive egg shortage in Hargeisa

There is a massive shortage of eggs in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, a self-declared republic in northwest Somalia, because so many of its diaspora community has returned and they're consuming eggs very seriously. Egg processing companies and dealers said they can't cope the demand and consumers have been forced to

After banning hate speech and fake news, Facebook is now removing posts that financially trick people

Facebook is now deleting posts that are financially tricking people. Two weeks ago, Facebook announced it's banning posts that are inciting, hateful and fake news. “We do not, for example, allow content that could physically or financially endanger people, that intimidates people through hateful language, or that aims to profit by

France bans smartphones and tablets in schools

The French parliament voted to ban smartphones and tablets from schools. France already restrained students from using smartphones and personal tablets during instruction hours since 2010, but the new ban prohibits students aged 3 to 15 from even bringing their devices to school, according to Mashable. And for those 15 years and

Get ready, Twitter will suspend abusive accounts beginning next month

Twitter will suspend accounts abusive accounts beginning next month, the company has announced. The company said it will also suspend accounts that repeatedly trolls during live broadcasts. From August 10, Twitter will “review and suspend” repeatedly abusive accounts. This comes after Twitter removed millions of malicious apps and questionable accounts. The company said

How to download YouTube videos for free

Is it legal to download YouTube videos? Unfortunately, using third-party apps to download YouTube videos is against Youtube’s terms of service – which state that you are only able to stream videos directly from its servers. Downloading YouTube videos also opens you up to potential copyright infringement unless you have permission

Uber hits 10 billion rides in 8 years

Uber has just hit 10 billion rides since 2010 when the app was first launched. The number includes Uber Eat deliveries. The road to 10 billion rides hasn’t been easy for the San Francisco-based company. The taxi-hailing company faced several scandals, one of which led to the #DeleteUber movement. The company

Timeline 2018: Tracking bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies

  Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies in general are likely to be even more significant in 2018 after surging in prominence, value and importance over the past year. Proponents see blockchain as the future of security. They see bitcoin and its like as a revolution in storing value. Others see a bubble in the making.

Kenya internet outage due to ‘fiber link cuts’

Kenya's largest mobile firm, Safaricom, has apologised to its customers after an internet outage that lasted several hours on Sunday affected businesses across the country. The company said the outage was caused by "multiple fiber link cuts affecting critical transmission equipment". "We apologise to our customers and partners that are currently experiencing

Somalia joins Africa’s largest trade bloc

Africa’s largest trade bloc on Wednesday added Somalia and Tunisia as members. The announcement came at the official opening the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) summit in Lusaka, Zambia. The signing ceremony was witnessed by heads of state from member countries of COMESA. Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui ratified the

Kenya’s Safaricom to ‘introduce’ M-Pesa in Ethiopia

Kenyan telecom company Safaricom is reportedly in advanced talks with Ethiopian officials to introduce mobile money service M-Pesa to the landlocked country. According to the Reuters news agency, Ethio Telecom will carry the service, while Safaricom will host the servers back in Nairobi. If this goes ahead, the deal will present Safaricom with a

Ethiopian Airlines makes first flight to Eritrea in 20 years

Ethiopian Airlines is making its first regular passenger flight to neighboring Eritrea for the first time in two decades, opening investments between the former enemies now turned allies. The Ethiopian Airlines flight left the capital, Addis Ababa, on Wednesday morning, heading for Asmara, Eritrea’s capital. The airline said it will fly

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