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John Magufuli: Tanzania’s president dies aged 61 after health rumours

John Magufuli: Tanzania’s president dies aged 61 after health rumours

World
AFPTanzania's President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country's vice-president has announced.He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Samia Suluhu Hassan said in an address on state television.Mr Magufuli had not been seen in public for more than two weeks, and rumours have been circulating about his health.Opposition politicians said last week that he had contracted Covid-19, but this has not been confirmed."It is with deep regret that I inform you that today... we lost our brave leader, the president of the Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli," Vice-President Hassan said in the announcement.She said there would be 14 days of national mourning and flags would fly at half mast.Obituary: Tanzania's 'bulldozer' president John MagufuliMr Magufu...
John Lewis warns of further store closures

John Lewis warns of further store closures

Business
Retail giant John Lewis has warned of further store closures as it reported huge losses due to Covid-related lockdowns that forced shops to shut.The group swung to a loss of £517m for the year to January, against profits of £146m the previous year.The retailer said it "does not expect" all of its department stores to reopen once lockdown restrictions ease.It has previously been reported the chain was considering closing up to eight more stores to try to cut costs.Any further closures would be in addition to eight already announced in 2020.It did not say how many of its 42 John Lewis shops were under threat, but said it was in talks with landlords and would make a final decision at the end of March.The rise in internet shopping, accelerated by various lockdown measures amid the coronavirus ...
Software mogul John McAfee charged with cryptocurrency fraud

Software mogul John McAfee charged with cryptocurrency fraud

Business
March 5 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors have charged antivirus software mogul John McAfee and an adviser with conspiracy to commit fraud, among other crimes, in a scheme involving cryptocurrency investments, authorities said Friday. The founder of the McAfee antivirus software company and associate Jimmy Gale Watson have been charged with conspiracy to commit securities fraud, wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy. Advertisement Officials said the charges relate to two plots to fraudulently promote cryptocurrencies qualifying under federal law as commodities or securities. Authorities said agents arrested McAfee in Spain and Watson in Texas. Their arrests were announced Friday after indictments were unsealed in U.S. District Court in New York. "As alleged, McAfee and Watson ...
John McAfee charged with fraud over cryptocurrency

John McAfee charged with fraud over cryptocurrency

Technology
ReutersBusinessman John McAfee, creator of the McAfee anti-virus software, has been charged in the US with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering.Mr McAfee and his bodyguard Jimmy Gale Watson Jr are accused of promoting cryptocurrencies to Mr McAfee's large Twitter following to inflate prices.The currencies were then allegedly sold, making the pair $ 13m (£9.4m), prosecutors said.The men have not commented on the charges.Mr McAfee, 75, is currently being detained in Spain in relation to separate criminal charges relating to tax, which he denies. He faces possible extradition to the US.The strange life of John McAfeeThe latest charges were filed in the Manhattan federal court in New York. The pair are accused of buying the cryptocurrency assets before promoting them on Twitter, whe...
Ian St John obituary: ‘An iconic Liverpool figure who went on to illuminate TV screens’

Ian St John obituary: ‘An iconic Liverpool figure who went on to illuminate TV screens’

Sports
Ian St John, who has died aged 82, was an iconic figure in Liverpool's history as part of manager Bill Shankly's construction of a football superpower, before enjoying a hugely successful post-playing career in television and punditry.St John arrived at Anfield in May 1961, a then club record £37,500 signing from Motherwell, with Liverpool in the old Second Division at the time.He helped Liverpool win promotion to the top tier, went on to win two league titles and scored 118 goals in 425 appearances - but he is best remembered for the trademark jack-knife header that gave Liverpool a 2-1 victory in the 1965 FA Cup final against Leeds and brought the trophy to Anfield for the first time.After his playing career finished he went into management at Motherwell and Portsmouth - but in later yea...