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World

ICC prosecutor targets Taliban, IS-K in Afghan probe

Today at 15:42 PM, via News24

The International Criminal Court’s new chief prosecutor on Monday said he wants to focus his investigation in Afghanistan on the Taliban and Islamic State-Khorasan, and to “deprioritise” alleged war crimes by US forces.

Africa

Car-exhaust drug craze alarms Congo’s capital

Today at 14:19 PM, via News24

A new craze for a drug derived from crushed vehicle exhaust filters is rattling authorities in Kinshasa, triggering a campaign to stamp out the concoction and a related rash of car part thefts.

Africa

Nigerian gunmen release 10 kidnapped students

Today at 13:26 PM, via News24

Gunmen who kidnapped more than 100 students from a school in northwest Nigeria more than two months ago have released 10 more of the hostages after ransom payment.

Business

Let us in or we could cut you off: Eskom

Today at 15:23 PM, via BusinessTech

Eskom says its customers have an obligation to grant employees access to their property for metre reading purposes.

Politics

DA calls on Police Minister Cele, IEC to review ‘blatant illegal campaigning’ by EFF

Today at 09:01 AM, via SABC News

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on Police Minister Bheki Cele and Electoral Commission (IEC) Chairperson Glen Mashinini to lodge a joint review of what the DA says appeared to be the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) blatant illegal campaigning when it unveiled its election manifesto in central Johannesburg on Sunday.

Education

Namibia: Desert School Transformed

Today at 16:36 PM, via AllAfrica

[Namibian] PUPILS of JP Brand Primary School will soon live more comfortably and with less fear of Covid-19.

Education

Zimbabwe: Two All Souls High School Pupils Attempt Suicide

Today at 16:35 PM, via AllAfrica

[The Herald] Two Form 3 learners aged 16 from All Souls Mission High School in Mutoko recently attempted to commit suicide after being allegedly bullied by a prefect at the Catholic-run institution.

Education

Namibia: Qualified Namibians Shun State-Owned Enterprises

Today at 16:34 PM, via AllAfrica

[Namibian] Minister of public enterprises Leon Jooste has bemoaned the ‘culture’ of reputable and qualified Namibians opting not to serve on parastatal boards because of political interference and the poor implementation of corporate governance architecture in the sector.

Science/Tech

After IBM Failed To Sail an Autonomous Boat Across the Atlantic, It’s Trying Again

Today at 16:00 PM, via Slashdot

After failing its first attempt to re-create the Mayflower’s voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, a crewless ocean vessel, powered by artificial intelligence, has returned to sea. From a report: Propelled by IBM’s AI software, the autonomous ship set out in June for a month-long excursion through rough waters with no humans aboard. However, three days into what was supposed to be a monumental...

Science/Tech

Chip crisis crimps Alviva Holdings’ revenue growth

Today at 15:21 PM, via TechCentral

Alviva has reported a 1% improvement in full-year revenue, though the number would have been “substantially” higher if it wasn’t for global shortages in semiconductors.