Award-Winning Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns to Open In Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Monique Greenwood, CEO (Chief Enjoyment Officer), of Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns announced today she and her husband, Glenn Pogue, will open their sixth B&B on the East Coast in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Greenwood says she and Pogue have long loved the flavor of Philly, and believe…

Domino’s Pizza Opens First Store in Kosovo

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Domino’s Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, is continuing its global growth momentum with the opening of its first store in Kosovo. This was accomplished through a partnership with Anatron, the master franchisee in the Balkan region, and ICSG, the local franchisee…

Google to invest $550 million in JD.com

BEIJING, China — JD.com, Inc., China’s leading technology-driven e-commerce company, and Google, announced today that Google will invest $550 million in cash in JD.com as part of a strategic partnership. Google and JD plan to collaborate on a range of strategic initiatives, including joint development of retail solutions in a range of regions around the…

Somalia, Ethiopia to jointly invest in four seaports on the Red Sea

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia and Ethiopia announced they were jointly investing in four seaports to attract foreign investment to their two countries, the latest move in a tussle for access to ports along one of the world’s most strategic waterways. After Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo hosted Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed for a meeting…

Equinor completes acquisition of 25% interest in Brazil’s Roncador oil field

STAVANGER,Norway — Equinor and Petrobras announced that they have completed their transaction announced in December 2017, whereby Equinor has acquired a 25% non-operated interest in the Roncador oil field in Brazil’s Campos Basin. “We look forward to working with Petrobras to maximise the upside potential from the Roncador field. The collaboration between the two companies…

E- Commerce: 9 Easy ways to Improve your Checkout Process…

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — It should come as no surprise that in 2017 there were over 215 million online shoppers in the United States alone, with that number projected to grow to over 230 million by 2021. As an ecommerce business owner, it’s your job to not only figure out how to capture a piece…

Morocco, Nigeria agree on next steps for gas pipeline deal

RABAT, Morocco — Morocco and Nigeria on Sunday signed a joint declaration in Rabat laying out the next steps for the completion of a gas pipeline deal that will be built onshore and offshore, Moroccan state news agency MAP said. The two countries agreed to the pipeline in December 2016 and launched feasibility studies ending…

Libya to impose fees on foreign currency transactions

LIBYA, Africa — The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) agreed in a meeting Saturday to charge fees on foreign currency transactions in the country in an attempt to narrow the gap between the official rates of foreign currency and those on black market. The step was announced by the CBL Governor Al-Sediq Al-Kabir when he…

Floyd Mayweather, Lionel Messi Top Forbes’ 2018 List of Highest-Paid Athletes

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Forbes Magazine has named boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. the highest-paid athlete in the world for the fourth time. Mayweather topped the 2018 list with total earnings of $285 million, followed by Barcelona’s Lionel Messi ($111 million) and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo ($108 million). Here is a rundown of the top 10:…

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs talks about his Secret to Success at the AT&T Shape Confernce

LOS ANGELES, California —  Sean Combs, Chairman & CEO of Combs Enterprises sat down with John Donovan CEO of AT&T Communications to discuss the evolving media and entertainment landscape along with his Secret to Success at the AT&T Shape Confernce. AT&T SHAPE is an immersive event exploring the convergence of technology and entertainment. Attendeds can discover how the…