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Walmart shuts 269 stores worldwide – In2EastAfrica - East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
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On Friday, Walmart announced it will close 269 stores globally as it struggles to compete with online retailers like Amazon.

The news came as US retail figures showed lower than expected holiday sales figures across the market.

Sales rose just 3% in November and December, falling short of the expected 3.7% growth according to the National Retail Federation.

The Walmart closures will affect 10,000 US workers and 16,000 world ...
Iraqi forces search for Americans kidnapped in Baghdad – In2EastAfrica - East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
A major search is under way in the south of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, after the kidnapping of several Americans. Unconfirmed reports say three Americans were abducted on Friday evening along with their Iraqi interpreter, whose home they were visiting at the time.

They have not yet been identified, nor is it clear who is holding them.

The three were said to have been seized by gunmen who were wearing uniforms, leading officials to believe that Shia Muslim ...
Dalian Wanda to buy Legendary Entertainment stake for $3.5bn – In2EastAfrica - East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
China’s Dalian Wanda Group will buy a controlling stake in Hollywood film studio Legendary Entertainment in a deal valued at $3.5bn (£2.4bn).

The announcement, made at a press conference by both firms in Beijing, comes after a week of rumours about a possible deal.

Wanda is the world’s biggest movie theatre operator with a majority stake in the US chain AMC.

The rapidly growing group is led by China’s richest man Wang Jianlin.

Mr ...
Explosion in central Istanbul – In2EastAfrica - East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
There has been an explosion in a district of Istanbul popular with tourists, reports say, with several people said to have been injured.

Turkey’s Dogan news agency said the explosion occurred in the city’s historic Sultanahmet district, close to the Blue Mosque.

Ambulances rushed to the scene of the blast and police have sealed off the area.

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Barack Obama takes action over US gun laws – In2EastAfrica - East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
US President Barack Obama is to widen background checks on buyers of firearms, in a series of measures to address gun violence.

The plans will be announced on Tuesday by the president, despite opposition from Congress to new gun laws.

All sellers who operate online or at gun shows will be forced to conduct background checks on potential buyers.

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said he would fight the executive actions “tooth and nail”.< ...
Texas cheerleader poses in dozens of photos alongside the rare animals she hunts on African safaris | In2EastAfrica – East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
Don’t let her diminutive size fool you: Kendall Jones, a cheerleader at Texas Tech, has faced down some of the world’s fiercest animals. But the fact that she’s encountered those animals — many of which are endangered — from behind the trigger of a gun has activists crying foul. Conserving by killing? 19-year-old Texas cheerleader Kendall Jones really likes to kill rare animals in Africa. While she pays for her legal hunts, her critics says she’s not the conse ...
Texas cheerleader poses in dozens of photos alongside the rare animals she hunts on African safaris | In2EastAfrica – East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
Don’t let her diminutive size fool you: Kendall Jones, a cheerleader at Texas Tech, has faced down some of the world’s fiercest animals. But the fact that she’s encountered those animals — many of which are endangered — from behind the trigger of a gun has activists crying foul. Conserving by killing? 19-year-old Texas cheerleader Kendall Jones really likes to kill rare animals in Africa. While she pays for her legal hunts, her critics says she’s not the conse ...
VP demands promotion of Bujora Culture Centre | In2EastAfrica – East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
Vice-President Mohamed Gharib Bilal has directed the Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources to document and promote the cultural activities performed at the Bujora Culture Centre so that it gains more international recognition. Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal

Bilal attended the annual festival hosted by the Bujora Cultural Centre and Sukuma Museum in Magu District, an event designed to promote and celebrate the traditional and contemporary arts of the Sukuma culture.
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French club targets Rwanda’s Nirisarike | In2EastAfrica – East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
French club Valenciennes FC is interested in signing Rwanda international defender Salomon Nirisarike from Belgium second division side Royal Antwerp, according to the player. Solomon Nirisarike

Nirisarike, 21 has been playing for Royal Antwerp for the last two seasons where he arrived from the Rwandan first division side, Isonga FC back in 2012.

The soft spoken central defender, who came through SEC Academy, told Times Sport shortly after the 2015 African Cup of Nations ...
£3 million ‘Aeroboat’ powered with Spitfire V12 engine can ‘fly’ like a jet across water at 109mph | In2EastAfrica – East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
UK yacht design studio Claydon Reeves has created a vessel billed as one of the fastest and most elegant small yachts ever produced. The £3million Aeroboat is propelled by a reconditioned, waterproofed 27-litre Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine – the engine used in the RAF Spitfire

Called the Aeroboat, the yacht is said to have been inspired by the Supermarine Spitfire fighter jet – one of the most iconic jets in aviation history – and is powered by the same 27-litre fuel-injected ...
Women Bank to empower Tanzanians in Diaspora | In2EastAfrica – East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
Tanzania Women’s Bank Limited (TWB) has forged business links with Tanzanians in the Diaspora who want to contribute to social and economic development. Bank’s Managing Director, Mrs Margareth Chacha

The Bank’s Managing Director, Mrs Margareth Chacha, said in an interview recently that Tanzanian women in the US invited the bank’s management for explatinations on opportunities and services. “I met them in Chicago and we had a fruitful meeting.

The bank assured them of bett ...
Pop singer Justin Bieber accused of attempted robbery: Police | In2EastAfrica – East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
Pop singer Justin Bieber has been accused of attempted robbery, a Los Angeles Police Department official said on Tuesday, following media reports that he had tried to snatch a young woman’s mobile telephone. Justin Bieber

Bieber, 20, has not been arrested or questioned, said LAPD spokeswoman Rosario Herrera. A spokeswoman for Bieber did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Detectives have interviewed the victim, who reported the alleged crime, Herrera s ...
Coming soon, money transfer via Google Glass | In2EastAfrica – East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
With Google Glass eyewear, soon send money to your friends and relatives in a jiffy.

You just need a few gestures and a voice command.

According to the TechCrunch website, Google is planning to debut Google Wallet on Google Glass.

If this is true, as reports say internal testings are one, you can make mobile payments from within the Wallet app by simply saying “send money”.

Google would charge a 2.9 percent fee for the transacti ...
K’Ogalo face Fifa sanction over ‘illegal’ signing of Oboya | In2EastAfrica – East African news, Headlines, Business, Tourism, Sports, Health, Entertainment, Education
Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia and midfielder Patrick Oboya are staring at possible sanctions from world body Fifa over an alleged irregular signing of the player. Gor Mahia’s Patrick Oboya in a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO: BONIFACE OKENDO/STANDARD

Two weeks ago, Fifa queried over how the player was acquired by Gor Mahia and demanded an explanation from the club.

This could also be the reason, Gor Mahia have not been using the player of late i ...

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