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Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou Released On Bail

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Huawei CFO, Meng Wanzhou Released On Bail

Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of Chinese telecoms giant huawei technologies, was released on bail by a canadian court on tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities.

Meng Wanzhou, daughter ofHuawei’ss founder, faces the U.S. claims that she misled multinational banks on transactions that misled banks and put them at risk of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran.

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A Vancouver, British Columbia court granted Meng a U.S. seven and a half million dollars bail to Meng. She has been held since her arrest on December 1. The courtroom erupted in applause when the decision was announced. Meng cried and hugged her lawyers.

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Meng will have to abide by the court’s bail conditions, one of which is for the forty-six-year-old to wear an ankle monitor and stay at home from eleven pm to six am.

Meng’s arrest has put further soured Chinese relations with the united states and canada at a time when tensions were already high over a trade war and U.S. accusations of chinese spying.

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U.S. president Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would intervene in the U.S. justice department’s case against meng if it would serve national security interests or help close a trade deal with China.

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Leap From 2G To 4G Would Happen Faster Than Expected In Africa – Nokia

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Nokia head of customer marketing and communications in the middle east and African regions, Joachim Wuilmet says the African continent is on the next great mobile phone innovation this year.

Wuilmet said mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa rose by 44% in 2017 and smartphone penetration in the same region increased by 75%. He says, Africa is poised at the edge of an evolution, ready to show the rest of the world what it can do with innovation and a commitment to improving infrastructure and that the leap from 2G to 4G in Sub-Saharan Africa would happen faster than many expect.

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Also, Nokia`s central, east, and west Africa- market unit head Daniel Jaeger, said there were already a number of impressive innovations around 5G in Africa, with some commercial sites in South Africa already rolling out.

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Huawei Executive Arrested In Poland For Spying Allegations

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A Huawei executive has been arrested in Poland for allegedly working with a Chinese secret services.

 

A director and an employee of Huawei, Weijing W, and a polish national, Piotr D were accused of spying allegations. They were being arrested on Thursday as it was discovered their actions were in benefit of Chinese secret service. They will be held under arrest for three months and if found guilty they are likely to face up to 10 years in prison.

Spokesperson for Poland’s minister for special services, Stanislaw Zaryn, said that the agency had evidence that both men were “conducting spying activities against Poland”.

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Election: DRC Restores Internet Services After Announcement Of Result

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Election: DRC Restores Internet Services After Announcement Of Result

Democratic Republic of Congo has restored internet services in the country – right after provisional results of the presidential election were announced.

The government had ordered a shutdown of internet access during the counting of votes, saying it did not want people to spread “false” information.

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Residents in the capital-Kinshasa and eastern city of Goma have confirmed that internet services have been restored.

Critics had accused the government-in its decision of trying to suppress the truth about the counting process.

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