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MONDAY, 17 JANUARY 2022, 11:21

South Africa

Two arrested at Durban Correction centre for contraband

Today at 10:05 AM, via SAnews

A Department of Correctional Services official has been arrested together with another person after attempting to smuggle a large consignment of contraband into the Durban Correctional Centre.

South Africa

Constitution, democracy must be protected

Today at 09:33 AM, via SAnews

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the protection of the Constitution, democracy and state institutions are paramount to the safeguarding of South Africa’s hard won freedom.

World

Texas hostage-taker named as British citizen as UK police arrest 2

Today at 11:15 AM, via News24

The man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was identified by US authorities as a British citizen on Sunday while UK police later arrested two teens over an attack that President Joe Biden called an “act of terror”.

Africa

Afcon 2021: Algeria v Equatorial Guinea

Yesterday at 16:21 PM, via BBC News

Live coverage of Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations Group E game between Algeria and Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT).

Africa

Afcon 2021: Tunisia v Mauritania

Yesterday at 16:20 PM, via BBC News

Live coverage of Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations Group F game between Tunisia and Mauritania (16:00 GMT).

Politics

Mafe to plead not guilty to charges against him

Today at 08:10 AM, via SABC News

Alleged Parliament arsonist, Zandile Mafe, intends to plead not guilty to the charges against him relating to the fire that gutted the old and new National Assembly buildings earlier this month.

Sport

Osaka ‘more comfortable in my skin’ after turbulent year

Today at 11:00 AM, via News24

Naomi Osaka said Monday she is “more comfortable in my skin” after a difficult year in which she revealed she had suffered depression, and vowed to have more fun and challenge herself on court in 2022.

Education

Nigeria: Insecurity – Zamfara Schools Resume After Four Months

Today at 11:04 AM, via AllAfrica

[Premium Times] Schools are resuming in Zamfara since the total shutdown of all schools on September 1, 2021, after bandits abducted 80 students and three teachers from Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in Maradun Local Government Area (LGA).

Science/Tech

After Kosovo Suspends Cryptocurrency Mining, Miners Scramble to Sell Off Their Equipment

Today at 10:59 AM, via Slashdot

The Observer reports:For bitcoin enthusiasts in Kosovo with a breezy attitude to risk, it has been a good week to strike a deal on computer equipment that can create, or “mine”, the cryptocurrency. From Facebook to Telegram, new posts in the region’s online crypto groups became dominated by dismayed Kosovans attempting to sell off their mining equipment — often at knockdown prices. “There’s a...

Science/Tech

Bolt scores R11bn funding to scale up

Today at 10:43 AM, via ITWeb

The new funds will be used to expand and further improve Bolt’s full suite of mobility and delivery products.