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Transnet in bid for $400m recap of Zim railways

Transnet will know by July 14 if its bid for an investment into the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has been successful, after it submitted bid documents to the State Procurement Board on Tuesday. Transnet is bidding for the $400m recapitalisation of NRZ, together with five other companies. These include China Civil Engineering, Sino …

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Ethiopian Airlines sign deal with British engine maker

Ethiopian Airlines has signed a $ 1.5 billion agreement with British engine maker Rolls Royce. The company added 10 new Airbus A350-900 aircraft to its fleets. As part of the agreement, the 10 new Ethiopian aircrafts will be equipped with Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines. The agreement between Ethiopian Airlines …

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ First Reactions: ‘Total Home Run’


“Spider-Man: Homecoming” just screened for the press and the first wave of reactions to hit the web are overwhelmingly positive. Tom Holland made his debut as Spider-Man as a supporting player in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), where Tony Stark (a.k.a Iron Man) recruited him to fight alongside him during …

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A Japanese robotics firm Plan to get driverless taxis on Tokyo streets for 2020 Olympics


With a clear deadline on the horizon, these two companies are clearly determined to make a full-fledged driverless cab service a reality. Japanese cabs are already a little bit robotic thanks to their automatic doors, which the driver operates from the comfort of their seat. But as part of plans …

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Ramadan TV pranks go to extremes in ratings battle


From shipwrecks to terror attacks to an air disaster involving Paris Hilton, it seems that almost nothing is off-limits for the prank shows that have become a staple of North African TV during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. A recent programme in Algeria earned fierce criticism for fooling a …

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India mocked over Morocco border photo


Twitter users are ridiculing India’s home ministry for appropriating a picture from the Spain-Morocco border to highlight its work. Alt News website reported on Wednesday that the ministry used the picture in its annual report to show that it had installed floodlights in border areas. But the website added that …

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