The enemies of a people are those who keep them in ignorance - Thomas Sankara

Author: African Post

How Is AI Revolutionizing Elderly Care

There is an unprecedented growth in the percentage of aging population throughout the world, particularly in growing economies such as Europe, Japan and China. Form 2000 to 2050, the percentage of the world’s population who is 60 years of age and older will approximately double from about 12% to 22% (from 605 million to 2 billion). During the same period, the number of people aged 80 years and older will quadruple. In the USA, 14.5% of the population is 65 years or older, but by 2030 these number is anticipated to grow to 20%. This rapid aging demographic will directly affect...

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ISIL continues to wreak havoc in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

According to some locals and soldiers, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi could be there, but the leader of ISIL could have fled before the siege of Hajin and found shelter along with some loyalists in the desert near Iraq. Deir ez-Zor, Syria – A military operation by a US-backed Kurdish coalition against the last pockets of ISIL in northeast Syria seems far from ending soon. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS, is successfully absorbing the attacks of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish, but also Arab and Assyrian militias. Since the start of...

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Oil struggles to find footing after 7 percent slide as outlook darkens

Oil struggled to find its footing on Wednesday after plunging 7 percent the previous session, with surging supply and the specter of faltering demand scaring off investors. Oil pours out of a spout from Edwin Drake’s original 1859 well that launched the modern petroleum industry at the Drake Well Museum and Park in Titusville, Pennsylvania U.S. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $55.52 per barrel at 0732 GMT, down 17 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last settlement. International benchmark Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were down 9 cents at $65.38 per barrel. Crude oil...

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South Africa’s Home Affairs minister, Malusi Gigaba resigns

mbattled South African minister for Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba has resigned his cabinet position, according to a statement from the country’s presidency. Gigaba has been under pressure to quit his cabinet position, following a court ruling that he lied under oath, thus violating the constitution. A South African court ruled last December that Gigaba had violated the constitution when he denied having ever approved an application by the Oppenheimers to operate an immigration service for wealthy VIPs at Johannesburg’s main airport. The presidency on Tuesday said Gigaba wrote his resignation letter to president Cyril Ramaphosa, saying he had chosen...

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Confiscate asset of Menzgold boss – Ken charges gov’t

Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong wants assets of Menzgold owner Nana Appiah Mensah seized. He also wants properties of directors of some savings and loans companies in the country confiscated and shared amongst affected customers of embattled gold firm. “Whether Menzgold, Ideal finance or whatever, government must seize their assets and sell to defray the debts of the customers…why is the guy’s still using planes, lots of Land Cruisers…,” he charged. He continued “that Menzgold guy is my friend but the pressure coming is bad and we can’t take it anymore. Your customers are suffering...

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