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Africa

Why Uganda needs a Stella Nyanzi in Parliament

Today at 17:05 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Many Ugandans find Stella Nyanzi’s mode of protest, including vulgar insults and stripping to make a point, unsettling. But her challenge to the country’s patriarchy could bring much-needed reform

Business

Affordable energy for low-income households

Today at 19:00 PM, via IOL

PayGas users purchase a prepaid voucher via their cellphone and use the PayGas app to fill their Afrox safety gas cylinder for as little as R10.

Education

School reopenings: what can the US learn from other countries’ experiences?

Today at 16:43 PM, via The Guardian

Emerging evidence suggests those under 18 are less likely to contract coronavirus but outbreaks have occurred at schools

As the Trump administration pushes for schools to reopen even as the US records daily record new infections, the experience of other countries where classes have resumed seems ever more important. So what lessons have been learned?

Is it safe?

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Education

Somalia: Federal Government in Stand Off With Puntland Over Examination Results

Today at 15:31 PM, via AllAfrica

[Dalsan Radio] More than 1600 students who sat for their exams their final secondary school certificates in Puntland will not be given their national examination after the education minister has ruled out the government will not recognize the students who have not sat for the official standardized tests.

Education

South Africa: UCT Student Entrepreneurs Head to National Finals

Today at 15:24 PM, via AllAfrica

[UCT] The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) student entrepreneurs pulled out all the stops during the regional round of the Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition, topping three of the four categories and heading to the national final later this year.

Science/Tech

Hundreds of Hyperpartisan Sites Are Masquerading as Local News

Today at 19:33 PM, via Slashdot

The growth of partisan media masquerading as state and local reporting is a troubling trend we’ve seen emerge amid the financial declines of local news organizations. But what do these outlets mean for journalism in American communities? NiemanLab: Using previous research and news reports as a guide, we’ve mapped the locations of more than 400 partisan media outlets — often funded and operated...

Science/Tech

Covid-19 outbreaks up to 20 times more likely in large care homes – UK study

Today at 19:00 PM, via The Guardian

Exclusive: Likelihood of infection entering home triples with every additional 20 beds

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Coronavirus outbreaks are up to 20 times more likely in large care homes, according to a major study seen by the Guardian, prompting calls to divide them into “bubbles” before any second wave hits.

In research that will increase scrutiny of private...

Science/Tech

How Facebook Handles Climate Misinformation

Today at 18:47 PM, via New York Times

Critics say a company policy that exempts opinion articles from fact-checking amounts to a huge loophole for climate change deniers.

Motoring

REVIEW | We drive the new BMW 320i

Today at 14:00 PM, via Wheels24

Sean Parker gets behind the wheel of the new BMW 320i and goes for a drive, not to anywhere, not for anything, just the journey.

Nature

Everything you need to know about renewing or purchasing a Wild Card during lockdown

06 July at 20:20 PM, via CapeNature

What is a Wild Card? The Wild Card is a loyalty programme that makes tourism to national parks and nature reserves in southern Africa more accessible and rewarding than ever before. With a Wild Card membership you receive one year’s unlimited access to the most beautiful nature reserves and parks with superb picnic spots, natural […]