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Halep beats injured Pliskova to win Italian Open

Today at 15:41 PM, via BBC News

Top seed Simona Halep warms up for next week’s French Open by winning her first Italian Open title after opponent Karolina Pliskova retired injured.

South Africa

D-Day looms for expired vehicle discs

Today at 15:00 PM, via SAnews

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has reminded motorists to renew any vehicle licence discs, which expired between March and May.

South Africa

LIVE: State Capture Part 2

Today at 14:22 PM, via SABC News

The State Capture Commission continues to hear testimony around the R1 billion Free State Housing Project.

Africa

Cameroon is a ship without a captain

Today at 14:55 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Ahead of planned protests, Cameroon’s main opposition leader argues that change is more urgent than ever

Politics

LIVE: State Capture Commission

Today at 10:20 AM, via SABC News

The State Capture Commission will hear R1 billion Housing Free State Project-related evidence from Head of Department: Human Settlements, Free State Provincial Government, Nthimotse Mokhesi on Monday.

Education

Ghana: Dashed Hopes and Dreams of a Ghanaian Librarian

Today at 15:35 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] I was lucky, very lucky, to have tasted, felt and experienced public librarianship when it was at its zenith during President Nkrumah’s time. Call it the golden age of public libraries, if you like.

Education

Nigeria: Online Tutoring – Tech Systems Needed to Protect Intellectual Property

Today at 15:22 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily Trust] While students study from home due to closure of schools as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, educational bodies will need to ensure that without systems for invigilation, they would need technological systems to protect the integrity of intellectual property during academic assessments.

Education

Nigeria: Edo University, Iyamho Resumes November 16

Today at 14:58 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] Edo University Iyamho has concluded her 2019/2020 academic session online on her CANVAS LMS due to the COVID-19 pandemic and would hold her post UTME screening exercise on September 24, 2020,for the purpose of admitting students for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Lifestyle

Auto & General Insurance puts its money where its mouth is

Today at 15:05 PM, via The South African

(Partner Content) In these uncertain and unpredictable times, service reliability is crucial. But, how many companies actually practice what they preach; are accountable for their actions; stick to their promises and put their money where their mouths are? Now is the time to make firm commitments, and stick to them.

Science/Tech

Microsoft to buy Bethesda Softworks in major boost for Xbox

Today at 15:38 PM, via MyBroadband

Microsoft Corp. said Monday it plans to acquire ZeniMax Media Inc., owner of the storied video-game publisher Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion, its biggest video game purchase ever.

Science/Tech

Succession creator Jesse Armstrong criticises Trump and Johnson at Emmys

Today at 15:02 PM, via The Guardian

Writer lays into president and PM for their ‘crummy’ response to coronavirus

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The Succession creator, Jesse Armstrong, used his Emmy acceptance speech to attack Boris Johnson and Donald Trump for their “crummy” response to coronavirus, and also the media moguls who do so much to keep them in power.

Armstrong’s HBO show, telling the...

Health

Defying the Family Cycle of Addiction

Today at 12:48 PM, via New York Times

In a family plagued by addiction, I was determined to help my teen recover from surgery without opiates.