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Africa

US fashion contaminates Africa’s water

Yesterday at 20:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Untreated effluent from textile factories in in Lesotho, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius and Madagascar pours into rivers, contaminating the water

Africa

Libya PM draws crowd for mass wedding and protest against parliament

Yesterday at 13:58 PM, via News24

Several thousand Libyans packed a Tripoli square late on Friday for a state-funded mass wedding celebration that also drew supporters of transitional Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah and protesters against the eastern-based parliament.

Business

Walter Scott, Buffett’s friend and business partner, dies at 90

Today at 07:56 AM, via Fin24

While Buffett put Omaha on the map for investors, Scott was in many ways the city’s leading patron. He parlayed the money he made in the construction, telecommunications and energy industries into civic amenities, including the zoo and the local campus of the University of Nebraska, which was named after him.

Business

UK to issue visas to ease lorry driver shortage: reports

Today at 07:28 AM, via Fin24

The UK government is poised to temporarily ease visa rules to attract more foreign lorry drivers, reports said Saturday, as it grapples with a growing shortage that has now hit fuel supplies.

Politics

Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize hailed for servanthood

Yesterday at 11:16 AM, via SABC News

The late Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize has been hailed for her servanthood and not using her positions within Government for personal gain.

Politics

LIVE: DA launches its 2021 Municipal Elections manifesto

Yesterday at 11:00 AM, via SABC News

The DA is launching its manifesto ahead of the November 1 Local Government Elections on Saturday. The event will be held virtually on the DA’s social media platforms with the keynote address being delivered by DA Leader John Steenhuisen as well as addresses by Mayoral Candidates and the DA’s Head of Policy, Gwen Ngwenya.

Education

Britain’s Covid-era university students may suffer ‘impostor syndrome’

Yesterday at 14:47 PM, via The Guardian

New intake of undergraduates could feel like frauds, says study, because they didn’t sit A-level exams

New students are more likely to suffer “impostor syndrome” because they have won their place at university on the back of teacher-assessed A-level grades and not exams, a new study has warned.

Undergraduates arriving on campuses this week may “feel like a fraud” as they have not had the...

Science/Tech

Gene editing ‘would allow us to create hardier farm breeds’

Today at 07:30 AM, via The Guardian

The biotechnology is comparable to traditional breeding methods and vital to create livestock resistant to disease, droughts and heatwaves, says group

Leading UK researchers, vets and farmers have urged ministers to free livestock science of unnecessary legal curbs as the country prepares, post-Brexit, to ease gene-editing rules. Such a move would allow the creation of new breeds of animals...

Science/Tech

Big plans for Cardano

Today at 07:13 AM, via MyBroadband

Blockchain and decentralized technologies offer a compelling potential solution for many of the governance issues affecting the world today, according to the founder of the Cardano blockchain.

Science/Tech

26,000 and Counting: America is Installing Hundreds More Bitcoin ATMs Each Week

Today at 05:34 AM, via Slashdot

The cryptocurrency-ATM company Coinmover has over 100 machines in stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Washington state — and plans to have 1,250 machines in 18 states by the end of the year, reports the Boston Globe. Right now each machine is selling “an average of about $40,000 in cryptocurrency each month.”There’s a nationwide surge in easier ways to buy...