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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.

Business

Third of French wine production lost due to cold snap

Today at 09:01 AM, via Fin24

At least a third of French wine production this year, representing almost two billion euros in sales, will be lost due to a bout of unusually cold early spring weather, a federation said Wednesday.

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

Tanzania: TPB Bank Boosts Academic Camps

Today at 08:51 AM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] TPB Bank has donated food stuff, hygiene products to girls and stationeries valued at 4.5m/- to support special academic camps in Bariadi District, Simiyu.

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

Massachusetts Wants To Pull the Plug On Robinhood

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

Regulators in Massachusetts are seeking to revoke Robinhood’s broker-dealer license in the state, after accusing the company of failing to properly account for fractional shares traded by customers on its platform. They also say the company “continues to entice and induce inexperienced customers into risky trading.” CNN reports: The battle began in December when regulators in Massachusetts...

Science/Tech

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Today at 09:00 AM, via MyBroadband

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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.

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 […]