China faces recoil over Sino-African projects due to environmental concerns

Many China-funded projects across Africa, established under Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, are witnessing a severe backlash from conservationists and communities who have accused builders of harming the ecosystem in pursuit of materials such as metal, timbe

Senegal's Theodore-Monod museum reopens after a year of being closed

With many museums reopening their doors across the globe, the Theodore-Monod museum of art (Musee Theodore Monod dArt africain) in Dakar, Senegal, has also reportedly reopened this week. After more than a year of shutdown following the COVID-19 outbreak, the museum ha

French Prez Macron to host Africa summit for Sudan, post-COVID relief

Emmanuel Macron, President of France, has reportedly announced plans to host African leaders and heads of global financial institutions for twin summit meetings. These meetings would focus on helping Sudan into a new democratic age and offering crucial financial backi

AstraZeneca hits vaccine shipment goal as EU sues over shipment delays

In a new milestone, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca Plc, has reportedly delivered 50 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine across countries in the European Union. Evidently, the company was slated to hit the milestone in January of this year.

Amazon’s tax-free €44 billion Europe sales income raises questions

Tech leader Amazon’s recent corporate filings in Luxembourg have given rise to speculations about the firm’s tax planning. The company reportedly garnered record sales income of €44 billion (~USD52 billion) in Europe last year, while not needing to pa

Profits jump for Sony Music as streaming boosts revenues up to $2.5 Bn

Leading music company, Sony Music has reportedly announced that it has recorded an explosive Q4 (fourth quarter) growth, with the company’s operating income surpassing ¥40.62 billion (approximately $383.6 million) upon revenue of over ¥263.37 billion (ap

Japan to open large-scale vaccination centers in Tokyo and Osaka

Government authorities in Japan are reportedly planning to open large vaccination sites in Tokyo and Osaka in the upcoming weeks, aiming to expedite the country’s inoculation drive.

It has been reported that the government wi

SMRT to distribute smart electric motorbikes in Singapore and APAC

Prominent Singapore based electric motorcycle manufacturer EuroSports Technologies has reportedly partnered with SMRT’s fully owned subsidiary- Strides Transportation. This partnership is geared towards manufacturing, marketing and supplying smart electric motor

U.S. to approve $650B of IMF global reserves for low-income nations

The United States Congress is reportedly set to approve more than $650 billion worth of Special Drawing Rights or global reserves held by the IMF (International Monetary Fund) to help low-income nations that have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.