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Africa

Malawi opposition party calls for President to vacate office

Yesterday at 18:31 PM, via News24

Malawi’s once-ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Thursday called for President Lazarus Chakwera’s election to be annulled after the country’s electoral commissioners were removed from office.

Politics

Cyril & co rise as Ace’s plot bombs

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Magashule’s group and ANC outsiders have made moves to get the president and others to also stand aside

Education

Kenya: Kenyatta Pardons KCPE Exam Cheats

Today at 07:37 AM, via AllAfrica

[Nairobi News] President Uhuru Kenyatta has pardoned candidates who committed various irregularities during the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam.

Entertainment

Funny how far women have come in comedy

Yesterday at 23:20 PM, via CNN

The death of pioneering “Saturday Night Live” writer Anne Beatts last week was a reminder of the strides made by women in comedy — and the work toward equity that remains.

Entertainment

Kate Winslet classes up small-town secrets in ‘Mare of Easttown’

Yesterday at 22:44 PM, via CNN

Small towns harbor big secrets in prestige TV, and so it is in “Mare of Easttown,” a showcase for Kate Winslet that resembles “Broadchurch” in the broad strokes, before establishing its own distinct personality. Slow to start, the limited series gains momentum while mostly providing Winslet a fine star vehicle a decade after her Emmy-winning turn in HBO’s “Mildred Pierce.”

Science/Tech

Turkey bans cryptocurrencies for payments

Today at 08:21 AM, via TechCentral

Turkey’s central bank has banned the use of cryptocurrencies and crypto assets to purchase goods and services, citing “irreparable” possible damages and significant risks in such transactions.

Science/Tech

Politicians are cashing in on the tech boom

Today at 08:04 AM, via TechCentral

David Cameron’s work for Greensill Capital, which has dragged the British government into a lobbying scandal, has showcased the trend of politicians taking jobs at companies tapping the global tech investment boom.

Nature

Sour fig harvesting provides income for communities

Yesterday at 14:01 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature celebrates International Plant Appreciation Day this year by highlighting the important role that indigenous plants play in the livelihood of communities. The special calendar day falls on 13 April every year and is aimed at highlighting the importance of plants in our daily lives. Much of human nutrition depends on land plants, either directly […]

Nature

Schools gifted with seedlings for food gardens this International Plant Appreciation Day

Tuesday at 12:05 PM, via CapeNature

  CapeNature and the Western Cape Government celebrate Plant Appreciation Day together by gifting 12 schools across the Western Cape with seedlings and seeds for their food gardens. The special calendar day falls on 13 April every year and is aimed at highlighting the importance of plants in our daily lives. With 52% of South […]