Daily Archives: July 17, 2017

Calypso and LIST partner to fully automate the end-to-end trading process

LONDON and PISA, Italy, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Calypso Technology Inc., a leading provider of capital markets and investment management software, and LIST, an innovative software vendor of technology for electronic trading, today announced their partnership to deliver execution and compliance solutions fully integrated with Calypso’s front to back platform. Exploiting LIST’s technology and its […]


NAIROBI, Aspiring South African athletes have excelled at the IAAF Under-18 World Athletics Championships which ended in Nairobi, Kenya, Sunday with five gold, three silver and three bronze medals to record the country's best ever performance at the fi...

Bodies of 8 Slain Soldiers Found in Northern Mali

BAMAKO � The bodies of eight Malian soldiers killed in an ambush by suspected Islamist fighters last week have been discovered in the West African nation's desert north, a local lawmaker and army officer said on Monday.

The soldiers went missing a week ago after their convoy was attacked on the road between the towns of Gao and Menaka.

"They were killed in the fighting last week ... There are eight of them. I have two nephews who were killed," said Badian Ag Hamatou, a member of parliament from Menaka. "They were encircled by the jihadists."

A senior army officer, who asked not to be named, said a team sent to the scene had been able to identify the bodies as those of the missing soldiers. They were buried where they were found, he said.

Malian soldiers are regularly targeted in attacks by Islamist groups, some of them with links to al-Qaida.

Islamist fighters seized northern Mali in 2012 before they were driven back by a French-led military intervention a year later. But they remain active despite the presence of a U.N. peacekeeping mission and a 4,000-troop cross-border French operation to stamp them out.

Leaders of five countries in West Africa's Sahel region launched a multinational force this month with a primary mission of tackling the Islamist militants, who have spread their violence beyond Mali's borders to neighboring states.

Source: Voice of America

SAA board will not cover up acts of criminality

South African Airways (SAA) will not cover up acts of criminality, the national carrier said on Monday.This as the airline's board of directors noted a series of media reports that appear to be based on internal reports leaked to the media.The SAA boar...

Minister Malusi Gigaba hands over library and computer lab as part of Nelson Mandela Day in Soweto, 18 Jul

Tuesday, 18 July, is Mandela Day and Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba will join others in giving on the day. The Minister will hand over a library and computer lab, and assist in the painting of the school, among others.Source: Government of South Africa