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Could Zimbabwean coffee once again be on specialty menus?

INTERNATIONAL - Zimbabwean coffee was once known for its high-quality, sweet, citric, chocolatey profile. But it’s been almost 20 years since it all but disappeared from the world stage and the country lost one of its most promising industries. Show More Summary

Zambia waste projects helps keep townships clean, boosts employment

JOHANNESBURG - A Zambian community-based clean up campaign is boosting waste recycling efforts in the southern African state while encouraging entrepreneurship among residents. The Manja Pamodzi initiative is helping to clean up post-consumer...Show More Summary

Google AI used by Pentagon drone project in rare test

INTERNATIONAL - Google’s artificial intelligence technology is being used by the U.S. Department of Defense to analyze drone footage, a rare and controversial move by a company that’s actively limited its work with the military in the past. Show More Summary

`Wolf of Wall Street' producer to pay $60m settlement

INTERNATIONAL - The producer of the "Wolf of Wall Street" agreed to pay $60 million to settle claims it financed the movie with money siphoned from a Malaysian state investment fund. The settlement between the U.S. Justice Department...Show More Summary

Google search is now available on iMessage for Apple devices

INTERNATIONAL - Google has announced that it has integrated its search engine on iOS devices. This means that the Google Search app for iOS has been added as an iMessage extension. Users can now search for and share things like videos, businesses, and more when messaging their contacts on iMessage. Show More Summary

BREAKING NEWS: Gupta property raided in India

JOHANNESBURG - According to a report from the SABC, a property owned by the Gupta family has been raided in Saranpur India. Read the latest on this story here: Gupta brothers accussed of bringing in 'illicit money' to India It is believed...Show More Summary

Sixth giant diamond find this year lifts fortunes of little Gem

INTERNATIONAL - A small diamond miner that digs for the precious stones in the mountainous kingdom of Lesotho keeps unearthing huge stones. Gem Diamonds Ltd.’s latest discovery is a 152-carat, top white color Type IIa diamond from its Letseng mine in Lesotho, Southern Africa, the company said Wednesday. Show More Summary

Uber spent $10.7bn in 9 years - here's how that stacks up

INTERNATIONAL - What makes Uber Technologies Inc. the most valuable venture-backed technology company in the world? Investors say size and growth. The business is transforming global transportation networks. On closer inspection of its financial performance, Uber also pioneered a very expensive way of establishing a market and staying on top. Show More Summary

U.S. aircraft carrier stops in Vietnam in first visit since war

INTERNATIONAL - Vietnam welcomed the first visit by a U.S. aircraft carrier since the fall of Saigon in 1975, deepening defense ties between the former enemies as China presses its claims to the disputed South China Sea. The USS Carl...Show More Summary

How Trump's tariff decision will hurt SA's Aluminum industry

JOHANNESBURG - US President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to impose tariffs on imports of on aluminum will hurt the local industry, Rentia Malan, acting executive director for the Aluminum Federation of South Africa said. “It...Show More Summary

WATCH: The top smartphone devices at the #MWC2018

CAPE TOWN - The 2018 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain consisted of four days, thousands of stalls, 2300 companies exhibiting the best of the Telecoms industry at the world’s largest mobile phone show. Here is a list of the top smartphones showcased at the event: 1. Show More Summary

Blackberry sues Facebook and WhatsApp over intellectual property

INTERNATIONAL - BlackBerry Ltd has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook Inc and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps, arguing that they copied technology and features from BlackBerry Messenger. Litigation over patent infringement...Show More Summary

Brazil’s corruption scandals just won’t go away

INTERNATIONAL - A year-old tainted-meat investigation turned stomachs again on Monday amid accusations that employees at poultry giant BRF SA altered samples to hide poor sanitary conditions and salmonella contamination. That comes days...Show More Summary

Botswana recalls imports of South African processed meat over listeriosis

JOHANNESBURG - Botswana on Monday recalled imports of processed meat products from South Africa after a deadly listeria outbreak was linked to a factory there, the ministry of health said in a statement. Botswana’s move follows a similar ban by Mozambique and Zambia in the wake of the outbreak that has claimed 180 lives in South Africa. Show More Summary

Gupta Raid: Brothers may have brought 'illicit money' to India

INTERNATIONAL - Officials have said they suspect the Gupta brothers of bringing in 'illicit money' into India, following the raid on a property owned by the family earlier today. Amrendra Kumar, a senior income tax official in India’s...Show More Summary

Apple is said to turn up audio ambition with high-end headphones

INTERNATIONAL - Apple Inc.’s AirPods earphones have been a surprise hit. Now, the company is planning a push into the high end of the market. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is working on noise-canceling, over-ear headphones...Show More Summary

VW to change truck business

INTERNATIONAL - Volkswagen intends to change the legal structure of its trucks business this month as a first step towards an initial public offering (IPO) of the division, German paper Handelsblatt reported. Changing Volkswagen Truck...Show More Summary

13 Picassos sold in 2 days and one firm bought them all

INTERNATIONAL - An international art advisory firm went on a Picasso shopping spree, dropping $155 million on at least 13 works in two days. Gurr Johns, which buys and sells on behalf of clients, won four pieces by the Spanish artist, totaling 73.8 million pounds ($102.4 million) at Sotheby’s on Wednesday, according to the auction house. Show More Summary

Trump draws global condemnation over tariffs

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said the U.S. would slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to protect national security, prompting threats of retaliation from China to Europe. Trump said he would impose tariffs of 25 percentShow More Summary

GALLERY: The best gadgets at Mobile World Congress

INTERNATIONAL - After four days, thousands of stalls, 2300 companies exhibiting, and more than 100000 square metres of floor space to traverse, here are some of the more interesting gadgets from this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Smart...Show More Summary

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