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World

Homes evacuated as cyclone threatens India

Today at 14:05 PM, via News24

Several thousand people in south-eastern India fled their homes on Wednesday, out of the path of a cyclone due to slam coastal areas after midnight, bringing with it heavy rain.

Africa

Under cover of Covid, Uganda targets LGBTQ+ shelter

Today at 11:00 AM, via Mail & Guardian

Pandemic rules were used to justify a violent raid on a homeless shelter in Uganda, but a group of victims is pursuing a criminal case against the perpetrators

Africa

JJ Rawlings left an indelible mark on Ghana’s history

Today at 07:00 AM, via Mail & Guardian

The air force pilot and former president used extreme measures, including a coup, enforced ‘discipline’ through executions, ‘disappearances’ and floggings, but reintroduced democracy

Education

Nigeria: Sanwo-Olu Set to Unveil 8,230 Bed-Space Hostel in Lasu

Today at 14:20 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu is set to unveil an 8,230 capacity bed-space hostel at the Lagos State University, LASU, during the Investiture of Chancellor, Award of Directorate Degrees, Conferment of Honorary Doctorates and Distinguished Professor on Thursday, Dec 17th, as part of activities marking the 24th convocation ceremony of the institution.

Education

Nigeria: I Didn’t Influence Emergence of New Uniuyo VC – Essien

Today at 14:20 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] Uyo — The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof Enefiok Essien has finally put to rest insinuations that he picked his Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof Nyaudoh Ndaeyo to succeed him as the VC of the institution.

Education

Buildings that inspire: award winner and runners-up

Today at 12:30 PM, via The Guardian

Aston University has replaced a tired students’ union building with multipurpose rooms bathed in natural light

Project: Aston’s student-centred students’ union building

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Science/Tech

Elon Musk Overtakes Bill Gates To Grab World’s Second-Richest Ranking

Today at 15:00 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Elon Musk’s year of dizzying ascents hit a new apex Monday as the Tesla co-founder passed Bill Gates to become the world’s second-richest person. The 49-year-old entrepreneur’s net worth soared $7.2 billion to $127.9 billion, driven by yet another surge in Tesla’s share price. Musk has added $100.3 billion to his net worth this year, the most...

Motoring

Toyota’s cheapest car is here: Meet the new Agya

Today at 14:45 PM, via Wheels24

Toyota’s Agya slots in below the Starlet and is aimed directly at first-time buyers with a starting price of R178 600. It’s powered by a 998cc engine with 49kW and 89Nm.

Nature

Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

Yesterday at 17:01 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Lying just off the national N2 road, about two and a half hours from Cape Town, Swellendam is South Africa’s third oldest town and owes much of its attractiveness to the mountains lying a few kilometres to the north. I’ve always slowed down on the road here, mostly because […]

Nature

Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

Saturday at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is an Environmental Calendar Day celebrated every year on the 21st of November to highlight the importance of a sustainable means to maintain fish stocks. It highlights the critical importance of fish and the role it plays in job creation and economic impact. Fishing is central to the livelihoods and food security […]