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Ashes: How England can win in Australia

Today at 08:10 AM, via BBC News

BBC Sport looks at the sometimes surprising stats that show what England need to do to beat Australia down under for the first time in a decade.

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.

Africa

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.

Africa

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.

Business

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.

Business

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Today at 07:58 AM, via IOL

Politics

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.

Sport

Serious allegations levelled at Kiwi rugby coach

Today at 08:16 AM, via The South African

New Zealand Women’s Rugby hooker Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate says she was driven ‘crazy’ by the poor treatment she received in the team camp.

Education

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.

Education

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...

Education

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...

Science/Tech

Michele Brown was vaccinated – but had a suppressed immune system. Would better health advice have saved her?

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

The mother-of-two carefully shielded until the government said it was safe to see friends and family. She had no idea how her existing conditions could affect her

The feeling of relief was immense as 58-year-old Michele Brown returned home from the vaccine centre. Her husband, Terry, 61, had taken time off from his job as a supervisor at a heavy machinery factory to drive her to her second...