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South Africa

Western Cape police to intensify efforts to deal with illegal firearms

Today at 17:30 PM, via SABC News

Police management in the Western Cape says it will intensify efforts to deal with illegal firearms. This follows the fatal shooting of two police officers in Kraaifontein on Sunday and a number of other fatal shootings in Mitchells Plain in the past few days.

Africa

DRC army says killed 16 fighters in new offensive

Today at 18:42 PM, via News24

The army in Democratic Republic of Congo says it has killed 16 militamen for the loss of three soldiers in a three-day push against an armed group in the country’s northeast.

Africa

Talks underway in Nigeria to free abducted schoolgirls

Today at 14:51 PM, via The Citizen

It is Nigeria’s third school attack in less than three months – a series that has revived traumatic memories of the ‘Chibok girls’ kidnapped by jihadists nearly seven years ago.

Africa

Algeria riots after activist jailed

Today at 14:34 PM, via News24

Unrest broke out in an Algerian town after a blogger and activist was handed a seven-year jail sentence for condoning acts of terrorism, a news website has reported.

Education

Zimbabwe: Go Beyond Promoting Literacy – Minister

Today at 18:20 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Herald] Universities should take the lead in promoting industrialisation on the continent and move away from colonial objectives of promoting literacy and job seekers.

Education

Namibia: MP Questions Revised Education Curriculum

Today at 15:03 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Johannes Martin has said the Swapo-led government has run out of ideas in fixing the country’s education system, which according to him has been in a bad state for years.

Entertainment

How one documentary reframes the history of Black women

Today at 16:41 PM, via CNN

Black women are the mules of the world, Zora Neale Hurston wrote in 1937. More than 80 years later, Hurston’s words in “Their Eyes Were Watching God” still ring true, but one filmmaker is on a journey to both expose that truth and alleviate it.

Science/Tech

China Appears To Warn India: Push Too Hard and the Lights Could Go Out

Today at 18:45 PM, via Slashdot

Early last summer, Chinese and Indian troops clashed in a surprise border battle in the remote Galwan Valley, bashing each other to death with rocks and clubs. Four months later and more than 1,500 miles away in Mumbai, India, trains shut down and the stock market closed as the power went out in a city of 20 million people. Hospitals had to switch to emergency generators to keep ventilators...

Science/Tech

E3’s 2021 Live Event Has Been Cancelled

Today at 18:05 PM, via Slashdot

E3’s physical event for 2021 has been cancelled, according to Los Angeles city documents published last week. From a report: In a new report published by the Board of Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Development Commission, a sales update lists E3 2021 as a “cancelled live event.” The document states that the Convention board is working with E3 organiser The Entertainment Software Association...

Health

Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t.

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.

Health

Why I Overcame My Vaccine Hesitancy

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

The more people who become immune to the virus, the less this scourge will be able to mutate and evade the vaccines already available

Nature

Matrics in De Hoop – In their own words

Saturday at 23:05 PM, via CapeNature

On the weekend of 19-21 five 2020 Matric learners were hosted by CapeNature and world-renowned adventurer Riaan Manser at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. These five matriculants; Jama Paliso, Hannah Chetty, Abdullah Seedat, Silondukhule Nquma and Lucy can der Meulen were the runners up in a campaign that saw five other students join Manser on […]