Surat Thani, Thailand (CNN)Tropical Storm Pabuk has been downgraded to a depression and is moving into the Andaman Sea after claiming three lives as it swept across Thailand, Thai authorities said Saturday. The storm uprooted trees, brought down power lines, flooded streets and tore the roofs off some properties but did not appear to have…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Visitors to Bath could be charged a £1-per-night levy Bath and North East Somerset Council has asked central government for the power to “introduce a levy on local tourism and short-term holiday lettings”. Image copyright Liverpool City Council Image caption Huge crowds watched giant puppets walk through the streets…

Jake Bright 2018 saw Africa’s tech sector become more dynamic and international. VC firms on the continent multiplied. There were numerous investment rounds. And startups pursued acquisitions and global expansion. A notable 2018 trend was Africa’s VC landscape becoming more African, with an increasing number of investment funds headquartered on the continent and run by…