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US Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan dies at Texas hospital

Thomas Eric Duncan, the patient who was being treated for Ebola in an isolation unit at a Texas hospital, has died, officials said today. “It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 a.m.,” the hospital said in a statement. “Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the unit, as well as the entire Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas community, are also grieving his passing,” the statement said. Duncan, a Liberian man who had...

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Google offers schools unlimited Drive storage for students and teachers

Google wants to make backpacks a thing of the past by letting students store all of their files online, and it’s going to start giving students enough space to actually do that. Students, teachers, and anyone else using a Google Apps for Education account will soon be given unlimited storage and the ability to keep files of up to a whopping 5TB in size on Google Drive. Unfortunately, just being a student isn’t enough to get this account — you’ll have to attend an institution that supports Google’s education suite. But it should be a pretty compelling offer for many, especially...

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Nigerian Government Invests N1.5 Billion in African Tech Startups

Nigeria’s minister of communication technology, Omobola Johnson, revealed Thursday that the federal government will be investing N1.5 billion on software development and African startups. The staggering amount is equivalent to roughly U.S.$9 million and will give Nigerian startups the backing they need to grow their businesses and fuel economic growth in the country. According to Johnson’s address at the third edition of Demo Africa, the government will be conducting the first case of the Information and Technology Innovation Fund in a few days. This means the first large investment into the African technology startups could be just a few short weeks...

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Adrian Peterson Sorry for the Hurt He Brought to His Son

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson said Monday that he is “not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser.” Peterson, one of the NFL’s marquee players, will practice this week and can play in Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints, despite facing a child abuse charge, team officials said. Peterson, who was kept out of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, turned himself in to East Texas authorities Saturday, two days after an indictment alleged the 29-year-old father did “recklessly or by criminal negligence cause bodily injury” to his son, a felony. Peterson...

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Wendy Luhabe: 10 years of service honoured at royal award ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Wendy Luhabe’s 10 years of service was honoured on 11 July at royal award ceremony at Buckingham Palace. South African entrepreneur Luhabe told of small talk with Prince Charles and the beautiful classical music that went with it as she recounted her investiture at the London palace.  Luhabe was honoured by the British Royal Family with an award, Honorary Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order, for her 10 years of service with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.  Luhabe reminisced of how she waited with 100 other recipients of the award at Buckingham Palace. She was called up, after the...

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