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MONDAY, 01 MARCH 2021, 18:28

South Africa

Western Cape police to intensify efforts to deal with illegal firearms

Today at 17:30 PM, via SABC News

Police management in the Western Cape says it will intensify efforts to deal with illegal firearms. This follows the fatal shooting of two police officers in Kraaifontein on Sunday and a number of other fatal shootings in Mitchells Plain in the past few days.

Africa

Talks underway in Nigeria to free abducted schoolgirls

Today at 14:51 PM, via The Citizen

It is Nigeria’s third school attack in less than three months – a series that has revived traumatic memories of the ‘Chibok girls’ kidnapped by jihadists nearly seven years ago.

Africa

Algeria riots after activist jailed

Today at 14:34 PM, via News24

Unrest broke out in an Algerian town after a blogger and activist was handed a seven-year jail sentence for condoning acts of terrorism, a news website has reported.

Education

Namibia: MP Questions Revised Education Curriculum

Today at 15:03 PM, via AllAfrica

[New Era] Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Johannes Martin has said the Swapo-led government has run out of ideas in fixing the country’s education system, which according to him has been in a bad state for years.

Education

Uganda: Schools Cry for Cash As Uneb Exams Start Today

Today at 14:20 PM, via AllAfrica

[Monitor] By yesterday, a number of schools had not received capitation grants for the term to enable them conduct national examinations which begin today with Senior Four candidates sitting their first practical paper in Physics and Fine Art.

Entertainment

How one documentary reframes the history of Black women

Today at 16:41 PM, via CNN

Black women are the mules of the world, Zora Neale Hurston wrote in 1937. More than 80 years later, Hurston’s words in “Their Eyes Were Watching God” still ring true, but one filmmaker is on a journey to both expose that truth and alleviate it.

Science/Tech

E3’s 2021 Live Event Has Been Cancelled

Today at 18:05 PM, via Slashdot

E3’s physical event for 2021 has been cancelled, according to Los Angeles city documents published last week. From a report: In a new report published by the Board of Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Development Commission, a sales update lists E3 2021 as a “cancelled live event.” The document states that the Convention board is working with E3 organiser The Entertainment Software Association...

Science/Tech

Go Malware is Now Common, Having Been Adopted by Both APTs and E-crime Groups

Today at 17:45 PM, via Slashdot

The number of malware strains coded in the Go programming language has seen a sharp increase of around 2,000% over the last few years, since 2017, cybersecurity firm Intezer said in a report published recently. From a report: The company’s findings highlight and confirm a general trend in the malware ecosystem, where malware authors have slowly moved away from C and C++ to Go, a programming...

Health

Surf’s Up. The Temperature Isn’t.

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Growing numbers of surfers are taking to the Great Lakes — even when the weather is well below freezing.

Health

Why I Overcame My Vaccine Hesitancy

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

The more people who become immune to the virus, the less this scourge will be able to mutate and evade the vaccines already available

Nature

Matrics in De Hoop – In their own words

Saturday at 23:05 PM, via CapeNature

On the weekend of 19-21 five 2020 Matric learners were hosted by CapeNature and world-renowned adventurer Riaan Manser at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. These five matriculants; Jama Paliso, Hannah Chetty, Abdullah Seedat, Silondukhule Nquma and Lucy can der Meulen were the runners up in a campaign that saw five other students join Manser on […]