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Africa

DRC army says killed 16 fighters in new offensive

Today at 18:42 PM, via News24

The army in Democratic Republic of Congo says it has killed 16 militamen for the loss of three soldiers in a three-day push against an armed group in the country’s northeast.

Business

Denel finance chief quits

Today at 20:25 PM, via Fin24

South African state-owned defence company Denel said on Monday that Chief Financial Officer Carmen le Grange had resigned.

Business

Worries over a third wave of Covid-19 in April: Mkhize

Today at 20:24 PM, via BusinessTech

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says that there is concern over a third wave of Covid-19 post-Easter (4 April) as the country continues to roll out its vaccinations strategy.

Education

Regular tutorials vital for university students’ mental health | Letter

Today at 18:58 PM, via The Guardian

One parent highlights the need for weekly tutorials to pre-empt crises among those studying remotely

One thing that universities could do to stem the downward spiral of student mental health as they continue with remote studies is to ensure regular tutorials are the norm. Three weeks before Christmas I had to fetch my son, who is a final-year student, from his Russell Group university after he...

Education

Zimbabwe: Go Beyond Promoting Literacy – Minister

Today at 18:20 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Herald] Universities should take the lead in promoting industrialisation on the continent and move away from colonial objectives of promoting literacy and job seekers.

Education

Namibia: MP Questions Revised Education Curriculum

Today at 15:03 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Johannes Martin has said the Swapo-led government has run out of ideas in fixing the country’s education system, which according to him has been in a bad state for years.

Lifestyle

Idris Elba and Naomi Campbell slam Ghana over gay rights

Today at 18:02 PM, via Eyewitness News

Ghanaian security forces last month raided and shut down the office of an LGBT rights group in the capital Accra after politicians and religious leaders called for its closure.

Entertainment

How one documentary reframes the history of Black women

Today at 16:41 PM, via CNN

Black women are the mules of the world, Zora Neale Hurston wrote in 1937. More than 80 years later, Hurston’s words in “Their Eyes Were Watching God” still ring true, but one filmmaker is on a journey to both expose that truth and alleviate it.

Science/Tech

Copying China’s Online Blockade

Today at 20:12 PM, via New York Times

How other countries’ efforts to control the internet compare with China’s Great Firewall.

Science/Tech

Cities Are Starting To Ban New Gas Stations

Today at 20:05 PM, via Slashdot

Petaluma, California, has voted to outlaw new gas stations, the first of what climate activists hope will be numerous cities and counties to do so. From a report: The movement aims to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles.”This is not a ban on the existing gas stations, which are providing all the gas currently needed,” Matt Krogh, U.S. oil and gas campaign director for the environmental...

Science/Tech

Banks in Germany Tell Customers To Take Deposits Elsewhere

Today at 19:31 PM, via Slashdot

Interest rates have been negative in Europe for years. But it took the flood of savings unleashed in the pandemic for banks finally to charge depositors in earnest. From a report: Germany’s biggest lenders, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, have told new customers since last year to pay a 0.5% annual rate to keep large sums of money with them. The banks say they can no longer absorb the negative...

Health

Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t.

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.

Nature

Matrics in De Hoop – In their own words

Saturday at 23:05 PM, via CapeNature

On the weekend of 19-21 five 2020 Matric learners were hosted by CapeNature and world-renowned adventurer Riaan Manser at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. These five matriculants; Jama Paliso, Hannah Chetty, Abdullah Seedat, Silondukhule Nquma and Lucy can der Meulen were the runners up in a campaign that saw five other students join Manser on […]