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South Africa

UN Says Israel Unlawfully Restricting Gaza Aid

Today at 17:33 PM, via iAfrica

Israel is placing “unlawful restrictions” on humanitarian aid going into and being distributed in the Gaza Strip, the U.N. human rights office said Tuesday. Ravina Shamdasani, the spokesperson for U.N. High Commission for Human Rights Volker Türk, told reporters in Geneva that Israeli forces continue to “carry out widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure in Gaza.”… Read...

South Africa

Only 15 Political Parties Achieved 50% And Above Women Representation On Candidate Lists – IEC

Today at 17:31 PM, via iAfrica

The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has revealed that while women make up the majority of the voters’ roll, they only represent a little over 40% of candidates vying for positions in the upcoming polls. In contrast, candidates who are men represent 58.14% of politicians set to appear on the ballot. The gender… Read More »Only 15 Political Parties Achieved 50% And...

South Africa

Says WC Government Will Invest Almost R3 Billion To Upskill Youth – Winde

Today at 17:29 PM, via iAfrica

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says his government will invest almost R3 billion over the next three years to upskill the youth for future job opportunities. Winde noted that while the Western Cape’s unemployment rate was lower than other provinces, too many young people are still without jobs. The premier visited a call centre training… Read More »Says WC Government Will Invest Almost...

Business

Purple Group spring met bykans 20%

Today at 19:15 PM, via Moneyweb

Chantel Marx, hoof van beleggingsnavorsing by FNB Wealth and Investments gesels oor die markte, en Purple Group se resultate.

Education

Michaela school will keep its prayer ban – but as a Muslim teacher I know it doesn’t have to be this way

Today at 18:40 PM, via The Guardian

Kids pausing their football so a friend can pray; theology chats over lunch – I’ve seen the richness that religious diversity brings to school life

A Muslim student at Michaela community school in Brent, north-west London, has lost a high court challenge to the school’s ban on prayer rituals. As a Muslim secondary schoolteacher, I have to say I am disappointed – but not surprised.

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Education

Tunisia: Tunisian AI Institute to Be Set Up Next Academic Year (Minister)

Today at 17:25 PM, via AllAfrica

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis — “The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research is working to set up Tunisia’s first artificial intelligence (AI) institute at the University of Tunis, covering all training fields, at the start of the next academic year if the necessary preparations proceed as planned,” Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Moncef Boukthir said on Tuesday.

Education

Liberia: U.S. Embassy Dedicates ‘American Shelf’ At AMEU

Today at 17:04 PM, via AllAfrica

[Liberian Observer] The United States Embassy near Monrovia has inaugurated a new educational resource called the “American Shelf” at the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) near Monrovia. This initiative, launched on April 11, 2024, aims to promote knowledge sharing, cultural exchange, and innovation between Liberia and the United States.

Science/Tech

Justice Department To File Antitrust Suit Against Ticketmaster-Parent Live Nation

Today at 19:21 PM, via Slashdot

The Justice Department is preparing to sue Live Nation as soon as next month [non-paywalled link], an antitrust challenge that could spur major changes at the biggest name in concert promotion and ticketing. WSJ: The agency is preparing to file an antitrust lawsuit against the Ticketmaster parent in the coming weeks that would allege the nation’s biggest concert promoter has leveraged its...

Science/Tech

Google Workers Protest Cloud Contract With Israel’s Government

Today at 19:09 PM, via Wired

Google employees are staging sit-ins and protests at company offices in New York and California over “Project Nimbus,” a cloud contract with Israel’s government, as the country’s war with Hamas continues.

Health

5 Takeaways From a Year of Medicaid Upheaval

Today at 11:02 AM, via New York Times

In the year after a pandemic-era policy preserving Medicaid coverage lapsed, more than 20 million people were dropped from the program at some point.