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Engineered in Africa: ‘We knew the talent was there’

Image copyrightANDELAChristina Sass (left) with Andela employees Christina Sass learned at an early age to spot talent in new places. She went on to found Andela, a firm that recruits software engineers in Africa. One autumn, at the start of a new school term, she found half of her class …

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8chan far-right forum offline as Cloudflare cuts support

  8chan will likely be targeted by cyberattacks seeking to knock it offline The far-right web forum 8chan, used to celebrate mass shootings and spread suspects’ so-called “manifestos”, has been forced offline after losing its cyber-security protection. Cloudflare, a San Francisco-based firm that provides added security for websites to prevent …

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Weak pound boosting UK tourism industry

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The number of tourists visiting the UK from China has risen by almost a fifth this summer, the latest figures show. Travel data firm ForwardKeys said that summer flight bookings from long-haul markets were also 6% higher than in the same period last year. It credited the …

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Harland and Wolff: Administrators expected on Monday

Image copyrightREBECCA BLACK/PA The Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast is expected to be placed into administration later. It puts 130 jobs at risk and could spell the end of the iconic business. Its best known vessel is the Titanic, which was built at the yard between 1909 and 1911. …

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McDonald’s paper straws cannot be recycled

  Paper straws were brought in to replace the plastic ones McDonald’s new paper straws – described as “eco-friendly” by the US fast food giant – cannot be recycled. Last year, it axed plastic straws, even though they were recyclable, in all its UK branches as part of a green …

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