Waikato food tech company plans $14m research and development centre

“It is still going to take another year to get the R&D centre built, and more time to get up to speed with recruitment and so hopefully when that’s done, the world will be a better place.”

BAE Systems swoops on US companies in $2.2bn spending spree

Charles Woodburn, BAE chief executive, said the merger offers a unique opportunity to expand the company’s electronics business. This is responsible for about a fifth of BAE’s £18.4bn revenues.

Companies under fire for skin-lightening creams: “They need to ban the products”

“As a company whose products are cherished by millions of consumers worldwide, Beiersdorf celebrates and promotes diversity. It is our ambition to serve consumers and help them feel good in their own skin. We aim to meet the very different needs and wishes of our consumers around the globe with safe, trusted products and address […]

The village where dozens of young girls have been raped is still waiting for justice

In 2015, Kabila appointed a special representative on sexual violence, Jeanine Mabunda. She had previously held governmental and corporate positions, including minister of state-run companies. She is also on the board of Randgold Resources, a mining corporation which has its headquarters in Jersey. Her office has hired PR firms Crescent Consultants and KRL International in […]

Belgium blamed for icon’s murder

But there was a bloody civil war, provoked by an attempt by the copper-rich province of Katanga to secede. This was led by Moise Tshombe, who recruited Belgian, French and South African mercenaries to fight the elected government. Lumumba was deposed by an unknown colonel, Joseph-Désire Mobutu, who took over, renamed the country Zaire, made […]

Revealed: how Africa’s dictator died at the hands of his boy soldiers

A copy of the assassination plan has been kept by one of the plotters, identified by Le Monde only as ‘Abdoul’. Consisting of three unsigned hand-written pages, it explains how the conspirators would infiltrate strategic positions in Kinshasa, including the presidential palace, the national radio and television station and the headquarters of the country’s electricity […]

Textile, electronics hardest hit in pandemic: official

“Electronics is a very important industry in Vietnam. MNEs are seeking global suppliers to join the global value chain,” she said. “For the textile sector, the value of apparel exports decreased by 2.3 billion USD in the first half of 2020. Meanwhile, the electronics sector achieved higher export value. In the global industrial manufacturing market, […]

Fukushima Daiichi operator should not handle shutdown, says governing party

Tepco is hoping to receive the go-ahead to restart its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, the biggest atomic facility in the world, in Niigata prefecture early next year. The firm believes that if all seven of the plant’s reactors were restarted it could save $1bn (£623m) a month on fuel costs.

JD.com raises $3.87 billion in Hong Kong secondary listing: Sources

Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com has priced its shares at HK$226 ($29.16) each and raised about $3.87 billion in its Hong Kong secondary listing, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The listing, the biggest in the city this year, comes as Chinese companies are putting off plans for U.S. listings amid mounting […]

Stranded New Zealand honeymooners hitch lift from Falkland Islands on fishing boat

Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Tourism in Germany comes to a halt The coronavirus crisis is impacting travelers and the tourism industry with full force. Several tour operators, including TUI, has cancelled trips, and some airlines are shutting down. Germany’s federal and state governments decided that overnight stays should only be used for “necessary and […]