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.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been given the title of marshal, state media has announced.
The move followed a high-level military reshuffle in which army chief Ri Yong-ho was removed ''due to illness'' and a little-known general promoted.
The World Trade Organisation has ruled that China discriminates against foreign credit-card and debit-card providers.
A panel of the trade body said China maintains a monopoly on yuan-denominated payment cards which breaks WTO rules.
Credit card companies Visa and Mastercard and major US banks have agreed to a $7.25bn (£4.65bn) settlement to retailers over card fees.
The case, which has been going on for seven years, is over firms colluding to fix the fees that stores pay to process credit and debt card payments.
Save the Children has warned of an escalating refugee crisis in the border region between Sudan and South Sudan.
The charity said that fighting along the disputed border had led to a huge influx of refugees, with about 2,000 children arriving at crowded camps in South Sudan every day.
A scientific team from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom is hoping to turn the tide of disruption to fresh water supply in rural areas across Africa.
The academics are looking to replace traditional water pumps at water stations with handpumps that feature mobile phones.
Roland Moreno, l'inventeur français de la carte à puce, se retourne certainement dans sa tombe.
413,2 millions d'euros de fraude en France en 2011 contre 368,9 millions d'euros il y a deux ans. Le pays n'est pas sur la bonne pente, alors qu'à l'international la tendance est inverse.
A new Phishing attack has bombed email addresses of many PayPal.
The email begins with a sense of urgency that compels the user to check and check again whether the email sent is actually a scam or not according to the naked security.
Freezing temperatures in central and southern Chile have led to the deaths of 16 homeless people so far this year, officials say.
The latest deaths were at the weekend when two victims were found in the capital, Santiago.
Libyans are selecting a temporary assembly which will have the task of picking a cabinet and a prime minister.
But the vote has been overshadowed by violence and deep regional divisions. An electoral worker died on the eve of the vote when gunmen attacked a helicopter near Benghazi.
Chinese police have broken up two major child trafficking gangs and freed 181 children, officials say.
Authorities arrested 802 suspects on Monday in an operation across the country, the Public Security Ministry said in a statement.
The whistle-blowing website Wikileaks says it is releasing more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and corporations.
"Ground-breaking" news stories derived from the "Syria files" will be published over the next two months, Wikileaks said.
The crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was "a profoundly man-made disaster", a Japanese parliamentary panel has said in a report.
The disaster "could and should have been foreseen and prevented" and its effects "mitigated by a more effective human response", it said.
Mobile operators can now offer enhanced access to employment opportunities with the launch of a new SMS-based job application app.
Job Xpress – the new Internet-free app from ForgetMeNot Africa – enables partnered mobile networks’ subscribers to send CVs and job applications attached to mobile emails from any mobile phone, regardless of the model or make of the handset.
Three people have died and 53 more are infected in a rare outbreak of cholera in south-east Cuba, officials have confirmed.
Communist Party newspaper Granma said a number of wells suspected to be the source of the outbreak had been closed.