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Can the 2015 nuclear deal be revived?

Today at 20:19 PM, via Al Jazeera

Iran says a deal for the revival of the 2015 nuclear agreement is within reach, if the West can show goodwill.

Africa

Focac deepens China-Africa relations

Today at 20:39 PM, via The Citizen

While lauding China-Africa relations, Monyae said it was ‘unfortunate that many western countries view China’s cooperation with Africa through a geopolitical lens’.

Business

Senwes bult sy winste

Today at 19:39 PM, via Moneyweb

Francois Strydom – uitvoerende hoof, SENWES.

Politics

Fort Calata Foundation says NPA missed deadline in Cradock Four murder prosecution decision

Today at 16:22 PM, via SABC News

The Fort Calata Foundation says it’s is deeply disappointed by National Director of Public Prosecutions, advocate Shamila Batohi, who they say missed the deadline set by her own office to provide the families of Fort Calata, Matthew Goniwe, Sparro Mkonto and Sicelo Mhauli with a prosecutorial decision in relation to their murder

Education

Parents and teachers: what impact has the pandemic had on five-year-olds?

Today at 18:22 PM, via The Guardian

We would like to hear from parents and teachers about how this age group is coping

We would like to hear about the impact the pandemic has had on five year olds, particularly on their mental health and wellbeing.

If you are a parent and/or teacher, we want to know how this age group is coping. What are you seeing in the classroom, and how are your children when they are at home, going to or...

Education

England’s nativity plays Covid guidance ‘unhelpful’, say school leaders

Today at 16:39 PM, via The Guardian

Headteachers are exasperated about messaging that in-person shows go ahead despite Omicron variant

Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

Schools leaders are exasperated with “unhelpful” recommendations from government that in-person nativity plays and concerts go ahead as more are forced to cancel due to rising coronavirus cases.

In the week following the detection of the...

Education

Kenya: Parents Pay Heavily for Unrest in Schools

Today at 15:00 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Schools have imposed hefty fines for destruction of property – up to Sh13,000 for every student – in addition to clearing fee balances.

Science/Tech

Scientists Raise Concerns Over Baby Genome Sequencing Plan

Today at 20:05 PM, via Slashdot

Scientists have raised concerns about a proposed overhaul of newborn screening that could lead to the UK becoming the first country to offer whole-genome sequencing for every baby. From a report: Speaking before the publication of plans for an NHS pilot study in which up to 200,000 babies’ genomes will be sequenced and analysed, scientists suggested the initiative appeared designed to create a...

Science/Tech

US State Department iPhones Hacked With Israeli Company Spyware

Today at 19:24 PM, via Slashdot

Apple’s iPhones of at least nine U.S. State Department employees were hacked by an unknown assailant using sophisticated spyware developed by the Israel-based NSO Group, Reuters reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. From the report: The hacks, which took place in the last several months, hit U.S. officials either based in Uganda or focused on matters concerning the East...

Science/Tech

Amazon Charges Sellers Fees That Are High Enough To Offset Losses from Prime, a New Report Says

Today at 18:42 PM, via Slashdot

The massive reach of Amazon’s e-commerce platform is appealing for any small business that wants to sell its products online. But a new report suggests that the cost of doing business can become a Faustian bargain for a third-party seller, as the fees that Amazon charges them can quickly eat into profits. From a report: Amazon Toll Road, a report from the nonprofit Institute for Local...

Science/Tech

Does the Omicron variant mean Covid is going to become more transmissible?

Today at 18:42 PM, via The Guardian

As new strain dampens idea pandemic might be diminishing, what does the future hold for coronavirus?

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When scientists predicted, months ago, that Covid-19 could be entering an endemic phase, many felt ready for the crisis period of the pandemic to be over. The tantalising suggestion that coronavirus might, at some foreseeable point, be...

Health

Omicron and Travel: So, Now Do I Need Trip Insurance?

Today at 20:35 PM, via New York Times

In light of the new variant, is extra protection warranted for things like flight and lodging cancellations and quarantine hotels? It depends. Here’s what you need to know.

Health

Are My Stomach Problems Really All in My Head?

Today at 18:41 PM, via New York Times

Scientists often debate whether irritable bowel syndrome is a mental or physical issue. That’s not much help for those who suffer from it.