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Former Angolan leader’s son jailed for 5 years over $500 million theft

  Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the son of Angola’s former president, was on Friday (14 August) sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty on corruption charges, Portuguese news agency Lusa reported. Dos Santos, 42, was charged to court in December over allegations he tried to embezzle up to $1.5 billion (1.3 billion euros) from the country’s sovereign …

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Five reasons Kamala Harris is a risky pick for Joe Biden by David Monda

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Prof. David Monda of the City University of New York argues in this opinion piece why Kamala Harris could be an electoral risk to the chances of Democratic Party’s presidential candidate Joe Biden at the forthcoming American polls —– An old Chinese adage states, “may you live in interesting times”. Ironically, interesting times do not always result in interesting results. …

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Standard Chartered and Airtel form partnership to drive financial inclusion across Africa

Standard Chartered and Airtel Africa will work together to co-create new, innovative products aimed at enhancing the accessibility of financial services DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 13, 2020/ — Standard Chartered Bank and Airtel Africa have today announced a strategic collaboration to drive financial inclusion across key markets in Africa by providing customers with increased access to mobile financial services. …

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Ecobank unveils card-less ATMs in Nigeria

In a move that promises to make sending and receiving cash easier, Ecobank has introduced cardless Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). The bank’s Xpress Cash enables users to withdraw cash from ATMs using only a mobile phone. “The solution is seamless, secure and is driven by the use of a code (e-token) by an account holder via the bank’s USSD code …

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Obama praises Biden for choosing Kamala Harris as running mate

  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s decision to choose Senator Kamala Harris, an African-American senator, as his running mate for the forthcoming US election has been lauded by former President Barack Obama. Biden served as vice president for eight years under Obama, the first Black US president. Harris (55), the first Black woman on a major presidential ticket in US …

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Beware of fake Nigerian driving licence, Berlin lawyer warns Nigerians in Europe

A Berlin-based legal practitioner has warned Nigerians in Germany to be careful when procuring driving licence from their home country. He gave the advice while speaking with The African Courier, revealing that he was presently handling several cases involving fake driving licences from Nigeria which were submitted to the German authorities for recognition.

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