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South Africa

Nathaniel Julies’ murder trial continues

Today at 07:48 AM, via SABC News

The trial of the three police officers accused of killing 16- year-old Nathaniel Julies in Eldorado Park last year is expected to continue on Wednesday.

South Africa

Murder-accused ex-MEC Msibi claims former colleagues of being behind his arrest

Today at 06:25 AM, via Eyewitness News

The former MEC and his co-accused were granted bail of R20,000 each in connection with the murder of two people and the attempted murder of a third in August. Murder accused Mandla Msibi said he plans to expose those behind his arrest claiming that some of his former colleagues are responsible for the charges against him.

South Africa

Ex-SSA head Fraser objects to Zondo’s nomination as ConCourt Chief Justice

Today at 05:48 AM, via Eyewitness News

In a letter to the panel assisting President Cyril Ramaphosa with the shortlist process, Arthur Fraser raised what he said was Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo’s bias and lack of independence while he was chairing the state capture commission inquiry.

Politics

DA gunning for outright majority in City of Joburg

Today at 08:28 AM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance says it learnt its lessons in the 2016 Local Government Elections and this time it is gunning for an outright majority in the City of Johannesburg.

Politics

Mkhize demands Digital Vibes SIU findings against him be set aside

Today at 06:50 AM, via SABC News

The Special Investigating Unit has confirmed that former Health Minister Doctor Zweli Mkhize has served it with court papers, as Mkhize demands that its findings on his involvement in the Digital Vibes contract be set aside as well as declared unlawful and unconstitutional.

Sport

Liverpool battle to Champions League win as Messi fires PSG

Today at 09:01 AM, via News24

Liverpool survived an Atletico Madrid fightback and Lionel Messi scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to beat RB Leipzig on a breathless night of Champions League action on Tuesday.

Education

Tanzania: UDSM – Go for Self-Employment

Today at 08:49 AM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) has advised graduates to use the skills acquired to seek opportunities outside employments.

Education

Kenya: Kwale TTC Officially Opens Doors for Students

Today at 08:29 AM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] The education sector in Kwale County has received a major boost after the Sh300 million Kwale Teachers Training College (KTTC) opened its doors for students.

Education

Nigeria: U.S. Strengthens Capacity of 50 Lagos Teachers in Teaching Methods

Today at 06:40 AM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Fifty teachers from the Lagos State Education District One have completed a five-day STEM training workshop tagged “Global Air Drone Challenge for Teachers,” which was organised by the United States of America’s government as part of its contribution to strengthen the capacity of teachers in Lagos State in STEM teaching methods.

Lifestyle

Global ‘Squid Game’ mania lifts Netflix quarter

Today at 08:25 AM, via SABC News

Netflix Inc’s global sensation “Squid Game” has helped entice more new customers than expected, with the world’s largest streaming service saying on Tuesday that it predicted a packed lineup could push signups by the end of the year.

Entertainment

‘Four Hours at the Capitol’ grimly recounts the events of Jan. 6 in a taut HBO documentary

Yesterday at 20:32 PM, via CNN

As the Jan. 6 Committee continues its work, “Four Hours at the Capitol” presents a methodical, up-close-and-personal tick-tock of the insurrection, exposing what a chaotic, strange and yes, violent day that was. Interviewing members of Congress, police and protestors/rioters, it’s a visceral account of what transpired through the eyes — and cameras — of those swept up in the moment.

Science/Tech

Before the New Version, Let’s Revisit 1984’s Dune

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

Thelasko shares a report from Ars Technica, written by Peter Opaskar: Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel Dune gets a new film adaptation — this one helmed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) — later this month. But before Ars Technica reviews the movie, there’s the matter of its predecessor: 1984’s Dune, made by a then up-and-coming filmmaker named David Lynch. Detractors call...

Science/Tech

Surgeons successfully test pig kidney transplant in human patient

Today at 08:51 AM, via The Guardian

Researchers in US say trial on dead person is a ‘significant step’ toward animal-to-human organ transplants

Surgeons have attached a pig’s kidney to a human and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants.

Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but a sugar in their cells, which...