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South Africa

Mpumalanga albino teen’s murder case postponed

Today at 14:54 PM, via SABC News

The Mpumalanga High Court Division sitting in Middelburg has postponed the case against three of the four men, accused of killing Gabisile Shabane and her cousin, Nkosikhona Ngwenya at Hlalanikahle in Emalahleni.

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

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.

Education

Uganda: Schools Cry for Cash As Uneb Exams Start Today

Today at 14:20 PM, via AllAfrica

[Monitor] By yesterday, a number of schools had not received capitation grants for the term to enable them conduct national examinations which begin today with Senior Four candidates sitting their first practical paper in Physics and Fine Art.

Education

Nigeria: JAMB, Tertiary Institutions to Close 2020/2021 Admissions June 15

Today at 14:17 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Abuja — All admissions into the nation’s tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 academic session will end by June 15, 2021, according to a decision collectively taken at a virtual meeting with heads of tertiary institutions in the country on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

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

Alviva warns of economic uncertainty, chip shortages

Today at 17:00 PM, via TechCentral

Technology group Alviva Holdings reported a 17% improvement in headline earnings per share in the six months ended 31 December 2020 but warned of further uncertainty ahead.

Science/Tech

Reddit CEO Says Platform Doesn’t Plan To Ban Pornography

Today at 16:45 PM, via Slashdot

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said in an interview that the company supports pornography on its platform, as long as it’s not exploitative. From a report: “You can look at [porn] as exploitative. And, indeed, much of it is. And that’s not the content that we want on Reddit,” Huffman told Axios. “But there’s another aspect that’s empowering. And these are people sharing stories of themselves,...

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 […]