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World’s ‘Most Useless Airport’ Finally Opens in St Helena

One of humanity’s most isolated outposts joined the 21st century on Saturday when the British island of St. Helena, home to “the world’s most useless airport”, welcomed its first commercial flight. As the inaugural plane from Johannesburg touched down on the forbidding volcanic outcrop in the middle of the south …

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Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon announces shock resignation as profits burst

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun plans to step down from management, deepening concerns over a leadership vacuum at the tech giant after group scion Jay Y. Lee was jailed for bribery. The surprise resignation of Samsung’s chip and display head came …

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Ethiopia – Djibouti electric rail starts operations in November

The Ethio-Djibouti Chinese-built electric rail line will start commercial operations early next month the Ethiopia Railways Corporation (ERC) has confirmed. In July this year, ERC announced that commencement of commercial operations was slated for October after test runs began in May. The new date of November 8 is thus a month’s extension on the …

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Morocco prepares to test Africa’s fastest train, targeting 320kph

Engineers in Morocco are preparing to test Africa’s first high-speed railway this week with trains reaching 320 kilometers per hour, the country’s rail office said Monday. One train reached 275 kph on Monday along a stretch of track between the northern cities of Kenitra and Tangiers. Speaking during a visit …

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Chad to reintroduce black rhinos after over 40 years

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South Africa and Chad on Sunday signed an agreement that will see the re-introduction next year of critically endangered black rhino to the central African country, decades after it was last seen there. Environment ministers from the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding “which will allow for the translocation …

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RIP Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft finally admits its troubled operating system is dead Read more

Microsoft is no longer developing new features and hardware for Windows 10 mobile as the operating system is officially placed into servicing mode. According to a series of tweets, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President in the Operating Systems Group Joe Belfiore revealed the system would just fix bugs and do security …

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