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Facebook is talking to the White House about giving you ‘free’ Internet.

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Facebook has been in talks for months with U.S. government officials and wireless carriers with an eye toward unveiling an American version of an app that has caused controversy abroad, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. The social media giant is trying to determine how to roll out its program, …

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Walmart’s CEO signaled a massive change to its business model

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Going forward, the nation’s largest retailer doesn’t want to be defined by its stores. “This company, over time, is going to look like more of an ecommerce company,” Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said Thursday at Walmart’s annual investor day in Bentonville, Arkansas. He said stores will remain vital to Walmart’s future. But …

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Teachers ‘filmed beating boy’ in Tanzania

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Authorities in Tanzania have ordered an investigation into a video which appears to show a group of five teachers savagely beating a student. The headteacher of the school, in the town of Mbeya in the southwest of the country, has been suspended. In the short video clip, which was widely …

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Al-Shabab ‘kills Christians’ in Kenya’s Mandera town

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Militant Islamist group al-Shabab says it has killed six Christians in north-eastern Kenya in an attack aimed at forcing them out of the region. The grenade and gun attack was launched on a residential block in Mandera town when people were sleeping, police said. It was the latest in a …

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Nigeria to sell two presidential jets ‘to cut waste’

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Nigeria is selling two of its 10 presidential jets in a bid to “cut down on waste”, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman has said. Adverts for the Falcon 7X executive jet and Hawker 4000 are to appear in newspapers, Garba Shehu said. Some of the other presidential aircraft are be handed …

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Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens

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Ethiopia and Djibouti have launched the first fully electrified cross-border railway line in Africa. It links Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, to the Red Sea port of Djibouti – a stretch of more than 750km (466 miles). Travelling at 120km/h, the new service cuts the journey time down from three days …

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