China's 16-year-old swimming prodigy Ye Shiwen has denied taking performance-enhancing drugs, after smashing a world record at the London Olympics.
Le parquet de Paris a ouvert jeudi une enquête préliminaire après la plainte de la Fédération internationale des droits de l'Homme (FIDH) et de la Ligue des droits de l'Homme (LDH) visant la société Qosmos accusée d'avoir fourni du matériel de surveillance informatique à la Syrie. En mai 2011, la FIDH avait déjà porté plainte contre une autre société, Amesys, accusée d'avoir vendu du matériel d'espionnage électronique au régime de Mouammar Kadhafi, pour complicité de torture en Libye. Clémence Bectarte, coordinatrice du groupe d'action judiciaire de la FIDH ayant travaillé sur les dossiers Amesys et Qosmos, déplore l'absence de réglementation encadrant l'exportation de ces "armes".
Mexican regulators have imposed a fine of $27.5m (£17.7m) on banking giant HSBC for its failure to comply with money-laundering regulations.
The fine comes a week after HSBC's chief compliance officer resigned over allegations that the bank ignored warnings that Mexican drug money was being allowed to pass through the bank.
Uganda’s New Vision reports that the country’s government has issued a two-month ultimatum to communications regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), to rein in over-zealous telecom companies.
Ghana's new President John Dramani Mahama has pledged to uphold stability following the death of his predecessor John Atta Mills.
Mr Mahama, 53, was sworn in several hours after the 68-year-old president died at a hospital in the capital, Accra.
Tanzania’s Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) is planning to sell Internet bandwidth to inland countries Burundi, Mozambique, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia.
“Now that the National ICT Broadband Backbone has reached all border points of the country, and that we have already illustrated capability by getting the $6.7-million contract to supply 1.244 gigabytes of Internet bandwidth to Rwanda for 10 years, we are eyeing more markets of the inland countries which can take advantage of our complete network,” said TTCL Marketing Manager Nicodemus Mngutu.
Spectators who attended a preview of the Olympic Games opening ceremony have been urged to keep the details secret and not spoil the surprise for others.
Thousands of people who attended a rehearsal on Monday were asked not to circulate images or videos.
Cubans need permission to leave their island. And if they stay away too long, they can't come back.
A year ago, President Raul Castro pledged to "update" the country's migration laws and allow freedom of movement. So far, the restrictions remain in place.