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Nissan Boss Insists He Is Wrongly Accused

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Tokyo Court Rejects Ex-Nissan Boss Ghosn's Request For Bail

Ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn insists he had been “wrongly accused and unfairly detained” as he appeared publicly in court for the first time since his arrest over claims of financial misconduct.

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The former leader in the global industry, who was led into the hearing in handcuffs and with a rope around his waist, declared his innocence.

Ghosn told the court he could have left Nissan at one stage but that his “moral commitment” to the company would not allow that.

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Ghosn, until his arrest was one of the most prominent figures in international business.  When he appeared at the Tokyo district court, he was said to look thinner than before, with sunken cheeks and with his dark hair showing grey roots.

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

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

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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Huawei Executive Arrested In Poland For Spying Allegation

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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