Ghana approves tax on electronic payments despite opposition protest

ACCRA, March 29 (Reuters) – The Ghanaian parliament on Tuesday approved a new 1.5% tax on electronic payments, known as “electronic collection”, after the opposition left in protest. Finance Minister Ken Ofory-Ata proposed an electronic levy in November to expand the tax network and presented it as a panacea for Ghana’s financial woes. The opposition … Read more

Australian woman wins push for consent education

SYDNEY, March 3 (Reuters) – After a year of struggling to age-appropriate at every Australian school, Chanel Contas has almost achieved her goal, and it all started with a simple question she asked on Instagram in 2021. Kontas was sexually abused when she was 13, but only two years later, when she first obtained consent, … Read more

Breakthrough gene-editing technology belongs to Harvard, MIT -U.S. tribunal

Harvard College Weapons is at the Gateway to Harvard Courtyard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 20, 2015. REUTERS / Brian Snyder Register now to get FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register February 28 (Reuters) – A U.S. tribunal reviewing patent disputes ruled Monday that patents for a breakthrough gene editing technology known as … Read more

Trump-linked SPAC’s shares surge as Truth Social app tops Apple downloads

In this illustration, made on February 21, 2022, the logo of the social network Truth is depicted behind a woman holding a smartphone. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration Register now to get FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register February 22 (Reuters) – Shares of Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC.O), the company behind the new … Read more

African countries to get mRNA vaccine technology in WHO project

Chosen Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia mRNA used by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna for COVID-19 imaging The agreement was announced at the EU-African Union summit in Brussels CAPE TOWN, Feb 18 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said Friday that six African countries – Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia – will be … Read more

Samsung Electronics unions threaten first-ever strike, impact unclear

Samsung Electronics logo in an office building in Seoul, South Korea, South Korea, October 11, 2017. REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji Register now to get FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Trade unions of Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) have threatened unprecedented strikes with the technology giant if demands for higher pay and … Read more