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South Africa

Public warned against fake JMPD job advert

Today at 07:45 AM, via SABC News

The JMPD has warned the public to be cautious after the circulation of a fake advertisement on social media, offering employment.

Africa

DR Congo ex-warlord gets life term for war crimes

Yesterday at 21:47 PM, via News24

A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been sentenced to life in prison for war crimes and mass rape, a decision hailed by the United Nations.

Africa

Did Botswana execute ‘poachers’ ?

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

The Botswana Defence Force’s anti-poaching unit has long been accused of a ‘shoot to kill’ policy. Over 20 years the unit has killed 30 Namibians and 22 Zimbabweans

Africa

WATCH | Ethiopia: Tigray given 72 hours to surrender

Yesterday at 13:48 PM, via News24

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has given Tigrayan regional forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins an offensive on the regional capital of Mekelle.

Politics

Police will defend themselves against any attacks: Cele

Yesterday at 22:03 PM, via SABC News

Police Minister Bheki Cele says police will defend themselves against any attacks, strongly condemning statements from Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema.

Education

University challenges: can I have a tuition fee refund?

Today at 09:00 AM, via The Guardian

Students may be able to claim compensation for unfulfilled promises by universities – but it won’t be quick or easy

Students, especially those who started university this year, may feel frustrated at the reduced experience they have had this term. Covid has denied first years the rite of passage of freshers’ week and hours of face-to-face teaching. Earlier this month, the government announced...

Education

Rwanda: MPs Urge Govt to Beef Up Covid-19 Measures in Schools

Today at 08:16 AM, via AllAfrica

[New Times] Members of Parliament have resolved that the Office of the Prime Minister have in place special measures to prevent the Covid-19 pandemic among students particularly those in boarding schools, within one month.

Science/Tech

OneWeb Emerges From Bankruptcy, Plans Global Satellite Broadband By 2022

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: OneWeb has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy under new ownership and says it will begin launching more broadband satellites next month. Similar to SpaceX Starlink, OneWeb is building a network of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites that can provide high-speed broadband with much lower latencies than traditional geostationary satellites. After...

Science/Tech

Innovating the digital tether

Today at 08:57 AM, via ITWeb

Devices and systems are evolving to meet the changing needs of the digital workplace.

Nature

Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

Saturday at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is an Environmental Calendar Day celebrated every year on the 21st of November to highlight the importance of a sustainable means to maintain fish stocks. It highlights the critical importance of fish and the role it plays in job creation and economic impact. Fishing is central to the livelihoods and food security […]

Nature

Take some inspiration from wildlife this Movember!

Thursday at 20:48 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities It’s Movember, and to raise awareness about men’s health, here are some examples of possible looks inspired by marine species with ‘moustaches’. To show your support, grow your moustache and don’t shave it for the rest of the month! Here are some animals that are following suit. All mammals besides humans […]