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WEDNESDAY, 20 JANUARY 2021, 08:34


Locust Swarms Threaten Parts Of East Africa

Today at 04:28 AM, via NPR

Swarms of locusts have reached dangerous levels in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. They’re reproducing rapidly in part because of unusual rainfall patterns.


Canada clears Boeing 737 MAX to fly again

Today at 08:18 AM, via Fin24

Canada’s transport ministry said Monday it has approved the Boeing 737 MAX to fly again in this country starting on Wednesday, ending a nearly two-year grounding following two deadly crashes.


Netflix subscriptions blow past 200 million

Today at 07:29 AM, via BusinessTech

Netflix Inc ended its biggest year in company history with a bang, adding more customers than expected and saying it no longer needs to borrow money to build its entertainment empire.


Retail rallies and public vs private markets

Today at 07:15 AM, via Moneyweb

Cannon’s Adrian Saville takes a look the US’s new Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen. Kruger International’s Mia Kruger talks retail updates, while Alexander Forbes’ David Moore weighs the difference between public and private markets as investment options.


Disneyland Paris postpones re-opening to April

Today at 07:14 AM, via Fin24

Disneyland Paris, Europe’s biggest tourist attraction, said Monday it now expects to reopen on April 2, seven weeks later than planned, because of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.


ANC mum on details of Niehaus’ suspension letter

Yesterday at 12:49 PM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) says it will not divulge details of a letter informing uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans (MKMVA) spokesperson, Carl Niehaus of his notice of suspension.


What has gone wrong in Liverpool’s title defence?

Today at 03:24 AM, via Eyewitness News

The champions find themselves down in fourth with Klopp claiming just a return to the Champions League next season would be a success given his side’s struggles of late.


Tanzania: What Next for Those Who Scored Divisions 4 and 0?

Today at 08:30 AM, via AllAfrica

[Citizen] While some 152,909 students are celebrating the I-III grades they scored in the 2020 Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE), a relatively whopping 282,745 of their fellow classmates are floundering in the quagmire of virtual failure, having scored 0 or IV grades in the exam.


Your daily Horoscope for 20 January 2021

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!


Plantwatch: weeds – appreciating the wild things on our streets

Today at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Lockdown may have given us more respect for the wild plants, and the work they do, in our urban areas

Weeds have a public image problem – unloved, trodden on, dug up and sprayed with herbicides. But during lockdown, the weeds in towns and cities have given a contact with nature, no matter how humble their roots. These are, after all, wild plants growing under our feet and they deserve...


Eskom’s path to destruction

Today at 07:14 AM, via MyBroadband

Eskom used to be the most efficient power producer in the world, but is now struggling to keep the lights on. Here is how it was destroyed.


World facing ‘catastrophic’ temperature rises: UN

14 January at 20:28 PM, via News24

The world is on course for a “catastrophic” temperature rise this century, the United Nations said as it confirmed that 2020 rivalled 2016 as the hottest year on record.