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BEIJING, July 21 — China lifted some restrictions on foreign investment in the financial sector yesterday, as the world's second largest economy fights slowing growth at home and a damaging trade wa...
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Think Asian by Andrew Sheng July 14 is celebrated in France as Bastille Day, on which day 230 years ago, French peasants stormed the Bastille prison in Paris and sparked off the French Revolution. T
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Digital currencies such as Facebook's planned Libra raise serious concerns and must be regulated as tightly as possible to ensure they do not upset the world's financial system, said experts.
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Fed up with big technology multinationals, most of which just happen to be American, France wants to tax them more heavily.
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Withings has launched the BPM Connect and the BPM Core. The Core is a 3-in-1, with an integrated electrocardiogram and electronic stethoscope.
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NEW YORK, July 19 ― A gauge of global stocks advanced yesterday, erasing declines on a late rally after comments from a US Federal Reserve policymaker heightened expectations for a rate cut, while o...
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WASHINGTON, July 19 ― US and Chinese officials spoke by telephone yesterday as the world's two largest economies seek to end a year-long trade war, with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggesti...
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CHANTILLY, July 18 — Digital currencies like Facebook’s Libra must be held “to the highest regulatory standards” to ensure they are not used to launder money and that users are protected, a Gr...
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CHANTILLY (France), July 18 — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire is to lead talks on finding a single European candidate to succeed Christine Lagarde as head of the International Monetary Fund (...
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What traveller doesn’t check out the opinions of others before making a reservation at a hotel or restaurant?
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CHANTILLY, July 18 — France yesterday said it would push ahead with its law to tax tech giants that has sparked a row with the United States, saying that an international accord was the only way to ...
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CHANTILLY, July 18 — Group of Seven finance chiefs cast a cloud over prospects for Facebook's Libra digital coin yesterday, insisting tough regulatory problems would have to be worked out first.
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MUNICH: European car registrations fell sharply in June, resuming a downward spiral this year that has seen profit warnings at German manufacturer Daimler AG and a quarterly automotive division loss at rival BMW AG.
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PARIS, July 17 — Global finance chiefs meeting in France have warned that the World Trade Organization’s internal court risks becoming paralysed by a bitter disputes between member states.
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FRANKFURT, July 17 — Amazon has reached a deal with Germany’s anti-trust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, acting to appease regulators as the European Union an...
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Amazon has reached a deal with Germany's antitrust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, who had complained of unfair treatment when selling through the world's biggest online retailer.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — DAP lawmaker Lim Kit Siang said he is glad to be able to witness the fulfilment of his 1971 suggestion that Malaysia lower its voting age.
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CHANTILLY, July 17 — G7 finance ministers will have the growing powers of big digital firms in their sights when they meet today outside Paris despite divisions about how best to tax them.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 ― The Xiaomi Mi A3 will be introduced tomorrow but we managed to get our hands on a unit thanks to retailer Mobile2Go. This is Xiaomi’s new Android One powered smartphone ...
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PARIS, July 17 — France's finance minister said yesterday the post-war international monetary order needed to be reinvented or become increasingly dominated by China.
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PARIS: Global central bankers are again in the driving seat when it comes to propping up the world economy, but many are demanding governments join them in the rescue effort.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A government guide-line on salaries and perks for top management in government-linked companies and statutory bodies will be ready by year-end, according to the Prime Minister’s econom...
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SYDNEY, July 15 — Asian shares advanced today as investors breathed a sigh of relief after encouraging Chinese data suggested the world’s second-biggest economy may be starting to stabilise thanks...
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Key events and data that will be closely watched this week include China’s second-quarter economic growth (July 15) and the Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers’ meeting in Chantilly, France (Jul...
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You use your smartphone for most everyday functions, so why shouldn’t you also bring it along on your next camping adventure? With the help of a few apps, you can ensure a smooth trip in a tent or camper van.
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PARIS, July 12 — Airbus has halted sales of a new book that the planemaker had commissioned for its 50th anniversary to avoid hampering the manufacturer’s attempts to win a settlement in a bribery...
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France adopted a pioneering tax on Internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on July 11, despite US threats of new tariffs on French imports.
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The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news.
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LONDON, July 11 — Britain today unveiled draft legislation for a “digital services tax” on global tech giants, which it plans to impose until leading economies reach an agreement on the contenti...
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LONDON, July 11 — Bank of England governor Mark Carney today gave outgoing IMF chief Christine Lagarde his warm support as she heads to the European Central Bank, but evaded questions about whether ...
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COPENHAGEN, July 11 — TV and speaker maker Bang & Olufsen swung to a fourth-quarter operating loss but forecast a return to sales growth this year on new products and store openings in major cities ...
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PARIS, July 11 — France today rejected a US investigation into its plans to tax internet giants which could trigger punitive tariffs, saying “threats” were not the way to resolve disputes.
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The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news.
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People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, researchers said on Thursday.
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Young travellers from South Korea are the most snap-happy shutterbugs when it comes to taking photos on vacation, while Colombians have the most wanderlust.
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WASHINGTON, July 11 — US President Donald Trump yesterday ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariff...
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European powers took their first step on Tuesday towards punishing Iran for breaking its nuclear agreement, triggering the deal's mechanism to resolve breaches.
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Copenhagen police are cracking down on stoned and drunken people riding electric scooters, which were introduced in the Danish capital at the start of this year.
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As social revolutions go, women’s football has been a long time coming.
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Growing numbers of young people whizzing around Europe’s big cities on electric scooters may represent a nightmare for some pedestrians and motorists, but for Swedish sharing startup VOI they offer a path to positive cash flow.
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BANGI: Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok is optimistic Malaysia will be able to achieve 100% sustainable palm oil production by January 2020 despite only 36% of palm oil growers attaining the Mal...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 8): Genting group-owned luxury private jet Crystal Skye has been chartered by Manchester United Football Club for a 16-hour direct flight to Perth, Australia, from Manchester in the...
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E-scooters touted as zero-carbon urban transport are flooding city streets worldwide, but just how green they are remains an open question.
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The wife of the former head of Interpol, who was detained in his native China, said yesterday she had sued the global police cooperation agency for failing to protect his family and complicity in what...
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The e-scooter market has exploded over the past two years but operators are by no means assured of finding a long-term niche in the urban transport sector.
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Aquapark takes a dream-state waterslide to (near) infinity, Touch the Wall remixes a childhood playground game, and Polysphere makes fractured shapes whole with a gradual change of perspective. Check out these top apps for iOS and Android.
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AIX-EN-PROVENCE (France), July 7 — The head of French energy giant Total announced yesterday that the company would invest a hundred million dollars annually on a new forest preservation and refores...
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Social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter would be required to remove any hateful content within 24 hours under a draft bill approved by France’s National Assembly on Friday.
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THE Ice Age is defined as a period when the Earth experiences long period of sub-zero temperatures mainly due to climate change and rising sea levels as well as other factors.
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LONDON: Radical Sportscars has introduced its new flagship road-legal Rapture sports car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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NEW YORK, July 5 — Aquapark takes a dream-state waterslide to (near) infinity, Touch the Wall remixes a childhood playground game, and Polysphere makes fractured shapes whole with a gradual change o...
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NEW DELHI, July 5 — India’s newly re-elected government promised today an easing of foreign investment rules and more infrastructure spending in an effort to boost flagging growth rates and create...
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With US fighter jets flying overhead, President Donald Trump praised the military and revelled in a show of pomp and patriotism on Thursday in a celebration of Independence Day that critics accused hi...
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BRUSSELS: European Union states opened the way to competing technologies for Internet-connected cars on Thursday, rejecting a European Commission push for a wifi-based standard backed by Volkswagen.
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Indian ride-sharing service Ola has received a private-hire vehicle license from London’s transport agency, allowing it to take on Uber in the UK capital after its planned launch around September, T...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — Lowering the voting age to 18 is both a risk and an opportunity for Malaysia that Pakatan Harapan (PH) will have to take, DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang said today.
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European Union states opened the way to competing technologies for internet connected cars on July 4, rejecting a European Commission push for a wifi-based standard backed by Volkswagen.
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JULY 4 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) welcomes the Government’s decision to amend the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA) given that certain provisions in the law appear to limit...
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COMMENT | The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) welcomes the government’s decision to amend the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012 (PAA) given that certain provisions in the law appear to limit ...
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The UK’s antitrust authority is starting a long-awaited investigation into the dominance of social media giants including Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc in digital advertising markets.
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Uber Eats is opening up its platform to more restaurants in Europe that prefer to use their own delivery staff, seeking the business of smaller, independent restaurants as it battles Just Eat and Takeaway.com in a crowded market.
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North Korea’s mission to the United Nations accused the United States on Wednesday of being “more and more hell-bent on hostile acts” against Pyongyang, despite President Donald Trump wanting ta...
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KUCHING: Difficulty in locating mid-sized oil palm plantation owners has resulted in the government’s failure to achieve a higher percentage of Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification in...
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BRUSSELS, July 3 — Representatives of European Union governments see a “considerable improvement” in Italy’s fiscal plans after the government announced new measures this week, an EU official ...
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BRUSSELS: The European Union is starting to act like China when it comes to building the batteries that will drive the next generation of cars and trucks.
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Environmental activists chained themselves to gates and turnstiles July 2 as they occupied an Amazon building near Paris, accusing the online company of destroying jobs and hurting the planet.
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PARIS, July 3 — Total today said it had begun producing biofuel at a refinery in southern France, a project that has sparked an outcry from environmentalists and farmers over its plans to import pal...
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SEPANG: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) group CEO Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin says he is in the dark over purported talks between Khazanah Nasional and UK’s Gatwick Airport for the latter to acqui...
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BRAZILIA, July 3 ― A historic trade pact between South American countries and the EU is expected to pave the way to similar deals with Canada and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) this year...
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MY short stint as a trainee teacher coincided with the 14th General Election and I was able to see how election fever gripped the classrooms.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian passport has been ranked the 13th most powerful travel document in the world in the Henley Passport Index for the third quarter of 2019.
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PARIS, July 2 — France said today it was “not ready” to ratify a huge trade deal agreed by the European Union and four South American countries, as farmers and environmentalists step up their re...
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Shiseido Co is making it easier for customers to benefit from – and pay for – perfect skin.
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A Greenpeace report listed Paris as the worst western European capital for small particle air pollution in 2018.
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Last week, the Financial Times reported that a group of Britain’s best-known quantum computing scientists had moved quietly to Silicon Valley to found a startup called PsiQ. The lure was the abundance of venture capital that can’t be had in Europe.
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Alphabet Inc’s Google on June 28 announced a new subsea cable dubbed "Equiano" that will connect Africa with Europe, as it boosts its cloud computing infrastructure.
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Hundreds of firefighters brought wildfires under control in southern France on Saturday as a stifling heatwave brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Europe, killing at least six people.
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A ship carrying 69 containers of waste mislabelled as plastic recyclables returned to Canada on Saturday from the Philippines, closing a chapter on a dispute that started in 2013 and sparked a diploma...
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France registered its highest temperature since records began on Friday as the death toll rose from a heatwave suffocating much of Europe.
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LONDON: Aian liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices rose this week on some demand for summer cargoes, while European prices continued to drop, with an increased price spread between the two regions triggering interest in sending some Atlantic cargoes to Asia Pacific.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): The 284 business meetings arranged by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) at the recent International Paris Air Show (IPAS) 2019 France, resulted in p...
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Google said June 27 it supports a global agreement on taxation that could allocate more taxes from multinationals to jurisdictions outside their home countries.
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PARIS, June 28 — France has slipped further into the red, the national statistics bureau said today, only days after the country’s public auditor warned of “worrying” debt levels.
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FRANKFURT, June 27 — Ford said it will cut 12,000 jobs in Europe by the end of next year to try to return the business to profit, part of a wave of cost reductions in an auto industry facing stagnan...
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World leaders are descending on Osaka, Japan, for a summit tomorrow and Saturday of the Group of 20 (G20) big economies.
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OSAKA, June 27 — World leaders are descending on Osaka, west Japan, for a summit tomorrow and Saturday of the Group of 20 (G20) big economies.
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BUDAPEST (Hungary): Mercedes-Benz has announced that its latest CLA Shooting Brake has begun to leave its Hungarian production line in Kecskemét. The Kecskemét plant, which exclusively produces th...
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TOKYO, June 27 — Tokyo stocks opened higher today boosted by a halt in the yen’s appreciation, with investors focused on this week’s Group of 20 summit and key US-China trade talks.
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PETALING JAYA: The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) today expressed regret that the government has decided not to reintroduce the inheritance tax.
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PARIS, June 26 — France will not accept a final G20 communique that does not mention the Paris climate change agreement, said an official at the Elysee office of French President Emmanuel Macron.
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ZUG (Switzerland), June 25 — A senior member of the Swiss National Bank said he was open-minded about Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, while an Italian official looked for more information as ce...
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YOKOHAMA: Nissan Motor on Tuesday threw cold water on hopes for a quick-fix to its strained relations with France's Renault SA, saying inequality between the partners could unravel their two-decade-old automaking alliance.
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PETALING JAYA: It was a technical issue that delayed Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu's flight to London, which later caused him to miss a meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad there.
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The Defence Ministry has censured Malaysia Airlines after a delay in a Kuala Lumpur-London flight torpedoed a meeting between Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu and Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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PETALING JAYA: A flight delay on Malaysia Airlines caused Mohamad Sabu to miss an appointment with Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in London, the defence minister’s office said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) has blamed a delayed Malaysia Airlines flight for causing Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu to miss a scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Tun Dr ...
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PETALING JAYA: The superyacht once known as Equanimity can be rented for RM5.3mil a week, the Daily Mail has reported.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is set a target of three gold medals at the 10th International Abilympics in Moscow, Russia next year where 15 talented persons with disabilities (PWDs) will represent the country.
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DAKAR, June 23 — Barcode health cards, mobile apps for victims of violence and an online legal platform are just some of the ideas showing the direction of female digital pioneers in Africa, with Se...