Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) delivers an opening speech as Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (L) and other leaders of Mekong delta nations listen during the Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting at the state guest house in Tokyo, July 4, 2015.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan pledges $6 billion to Mekong nations as China prepares new bank

(Reuters) –  Japan said on Saturday it would extend around $6 billion in development aid to Mekong region countries, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender seen as encroaching on the regional clout of Tokyo and ally Washington. … read more



Nigerian Federal govt dismisses criticisms of lopsided appointments

The Nigerian Federal government has dismissed insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari is implementing a northern agenda in his appointments as the appointments made so far were lopsided in favour of the north of the country. 00    read more



South Africa will Record 27 Million Internet Users by 2019

South Africa will record an increase in internet usage due to the adoption of smart phones and other similar devices among users. This projection is contained in a report by Cisco Visual Networking Index 2015, Fin24 reports. +10    read more