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South Africa

Sadtu, Naptosa urge their members to get vaccinated

Today at 06:04 AM, via SABC News

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) and the National Professional Teachers Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) have urged their members to get vaccinated.


Ethiopia government claims recapture of key towns

Today at 00:01 AM, via The Citizen

The latest territorial gains claimed by Abiy’s government mark another sharp shift in the 13-month war that has triggered a desperate humanitarian crisis in the north of Africa’s second most populous nation.


Zimbabwe court clears journalist Hopewell Chin’ono over tweets

Yesterday at 18:46 PM, via News24

A Zimbabwe court on Monday dropped a case against investigative journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono, charged with inciting public violence last year for supporting banned demonstrations on Twitter.


NTT Joburg data centre moves toward completion

Today at 07:59 AM, via BusinessTech

Listed property developer, Growthpoint says it is on track to complete the turnkey data centre development of NTT Johannesburg 1 Data Centre at Centralpoint Innovation District in Samrand, Johannesburg, in early 2022.



Today at 07:58 AM, via IOL


Constitution 18th Amendment Bill to be brought before Parly on Tuesday

Today at 06:16 AM, via SABC News

The Constitution 18th Amendment Bill will be brought before the National Assembly on Tuesday. The Ad Hoc Committee to Amend Section 25 of the Constitution adopted the Bill which seeks to amend the property clause to facilitate land expropriation without compensation.


Kenya: Penalties on Students Over School Fires Harsh

Today at 07:50 AM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] In what is turning out to be a fresh crisis in the education sector, thousands of students are yet to report back to school because their parents cannot raise the fines imposed to repair damages caused by fires.


Last Edward Colston school in Bristol to change its name

Yesterday at 18:45 PM, via The Guardian

Fee-paying Colston’s school to follow Colston primary and Colston’s girls’ school in ditching slave trader’s name

A fee-paying school in Bristol named after the slave trader Edward Colston is to change its name after a consultation attracted thousands of responses from the school and wider community.

Colston’s school was set up by the Bristol-born merchant in 1710 as Colston’s hospital and...


Hundreds of calls made to UK helpline about sexual abuse in schools

Yesterday at 17:10 PM, via The Guardian

Demand for the Report Abuse in Education helpline means it will stay open, says NSPCC children’s charity

More than 850 calls, many alleging sexual abuse and harassment in schools, have been made to a national helpline set up after the Everyone’s Invited website revealed widespread sexism, misogyny and abuse in education.

A total of 150 were so serious that they have been referred to police and...


Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150bn over hate speech

Today at 05:21 AM, via Eyewitness News

The complaint, lodged in a California court, says the algorithms that power the US-based company promote disinformation and extremist thought that translates to real-world violence.


‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ advance ticket sales smash records at ODEON

Today at 01:19 AM, via SABC News

London-based ODEON Cinemas said on Monday it sold over 200,000 advance tickets of Marvel superhero movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in the first week, breaking a record held by “Avengers: Endgame” and indicating a good appetite for movie going this festive season despite Omicron concerns.


Big leadership shake-up at Samsung

Today at 07:18 AM, via MyBroadband

Samsung Electronics Co. is combining two of its three business divisions and appointing new leaders to replace its three co-chief executive officers in its biggest management shakeup since 2017.


Covid-19: How fast is the Omicron variant spreading? podcast

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

Over 40 countries have now confirmed the presence of Omicron. And, in the UK, scientists have been increasingly expressing their concern about the new variant. Some have speculated there could be more than 1,000 cases here already, and that it could become the dominant variant within weeks.

To get an update on what we know about the Omicron variant, and how quickly it might be spreading,...