False Bill Gates conspiracy theories echo through Africa

World May 28, 2020

False Bill Gates conspiracy theories echo through Africa

As the novel coronavirus wreaks global havoc, Bill Gates is the new bete noire for conspiracy theorists worldwide including in Africa where a Kenyan politician's false online post has added major fuel to the spread of misinformation. While Gates's vaccine programs on the continent have ...

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board to focus on philanthropy

Business / Tech Mar 14, 2020

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board to focus on philanthropy

Bill Gates is stepping down from the board of Microsoft Corp., the company he co-founded in 1975 and built into the world's largest software maker, to devote more time to philanthropy. Gates, 64, has been scaling back his involvement in the company for more than ...

Fund pledges $14 billion to fight AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics

Business Oct 11, 2019

Fund pledges $14 billion to fight AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics

Governments, philanthropists and private firms pledged just over $14 billion Thursday for a plan to save 16 million lives, in a boost for the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The money was promised at a replenishment meeting in Lyon, France, of the Global ...

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65: family

Business Oct 16, 2018

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65: family

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said. Allen left Microsoft in 1983, before the company ...