Sony ‘unveils’ social-focused PS4

Sony is sharing its PlayStation 4 with the world, but there was no word on price or availability, other than a fl ash on the screen saying “Coming holiday 2013”.

The Japanese electronics giant unveiled their new gaming system this week, hyping the machine as a “supercharged PC” with the ability to effortlessly share interactive experiences, by instantly broadcasting video of gaming action or virtually handing out health potions to friends online.

“Today marks a moment of truth and a bold step forward for PlayStation,” said Andrew House, Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment. Read more about Sony ‘unveils’ social-focused PS4


500 days since Chibok abductions

Relatives of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram prepared Thursday to mark 500 days since the abductions, with hope dwindling for their rescue despite a renewed push to end the insurgency.
The landmark comes amid a worsening security crisis in the northeast, where Islamists have stepped up deadly attacks since the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, killing more than 1 000 people in three months.
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Windows 10 adopted far and wide

Microsoft’s Windows 10 has reached more than 75 million devices in almost a month since the operating system was released, according to Yusuf Mehdi, the company’s marketing chief for Windows and devices.
More than 90 000 personal-computer and tablet models have upgraded to the new OS, which is running in 192 countries, Mehdi said Wednesday in a series of tweets.
The app store for Windows 10 has had six times more downloads per device than Windows 8, he wrote.
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Massmart profit drops 26%

Refiner Sinopec’s net profit for the first six months slumped 22.3% to 24.43 billion yuan (N$49.5 billion), it said late on Wednesday in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange, where it is listed.
“In the first half of 2015, the global economic recovery remained slow,” Sinopec chairman Wang Yupu said in the statement.
“International crude oil prices plunged in the second half of last year and fluctuated at low level in the first half.”
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Namibia’s Got Talent to uncover new stars

Britain’s Got Talent has produced global superstars, and Namibians have a shot at following in the footsteps of those with the launch of Namibia’s Got Talent.
Namibia’s Got Talent is an annual talent show created and produced by Emmi Shivute, who as a young girl had dreams of being a ballet dancer, but sadly had to watch her dream disappear like a puff of summer wind due to lack of opportunities.
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Negotiator hails ‘turning-point’

In an upbeat and conciliatory assessment of the agreement struck at the talks, Kim Yang-Gon, a senior party official responsible for South Korean affairs, said it carried the potential for a genuine improvement in cross-border ties.
His comments, reported by the North’s official KCNA news agency, contrasted with those of lead negotiator Hwang Pyong-So, who focused on spinning the accord as a victory for the North and a salutary lesson for the South.
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Business in Africa riskier

Business in Africa is getting riskier, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers inaugural survey looking at risk on the continent.
The survey - Africa risk in review 2015 - notes executives that do business on the continent are increasingly concerned that risks to their organisations are on the rise.
PwC’s report covers 27 of the 54 countries on the continent and reached more than 350 respondents across all major industries.
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Meet the Welwitschias World Cup squad

As the 2015 Rugby World Cup (RWC) approaches, Namibia has announced its squad to represent the nation in England.
The squad of 31 players will be led by Saracens loose-forward Jacques Burger as the captain.
This was revealed in a media statement issued by the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) yesterday following a four-day training camp in Durban, South Africa.
According to the statement 14 of the 31 players selected have previous Rugby World Cup experience.
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