Barton Heyman

November 3, 2017

Africa Update: Somalia: U.S. Funds Could Be Diverted to Al-Shabaab, Watchdog Warns

The State Department’s Africa Bureau is failing to ensure that US funding for the Somali government is not diverted to Al-Shabaab terror group, the department’s watchdog […]
November 3, 2017

Africa Update: Putting More Energy into Solar Power for Africa

Africa’s geographic and resource challenges offer a unique opportunity to shift the thinking on how to achieve access to electricity for all. By prioritising mini-grid technology, […]
November 3, 2017

World Update: Twitter: Employee briefly shut down Trump’s account on last day of work

On Thursday night around 7 p.m. ET, the unthinkable happened: The Tweeter-in-Chief disappeared from his beloved platform. President Trump’s verified @realDonaldTrump account briefly went offline. Anyone […]
November 3, 2017

Nigeria Update: Alibaba says profit up 132% in ‘outstanding’ quarter

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said on Thursday that soaring sales fuelled a 132 percent increase in net profit in what it called an “outstanding” quarter, as […]