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Africa

WATCH | West African bloc may lift Mali sanctions soon, says envoy

Yesterday at 19:47 PM, via News24

West African leaders may lift painful economic sanctions against Mali once an interim president is inaugurated on Friday in the wake of the Aug. 18 military coup, the bloc’s envoy said, praising the junta’s leadership.

Business

Here are the major election changes planned for South Africa

Today at 07:48 AM, via BusinessTech

Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi has tabled the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill in parliament, with the draft legislation set to introduce a number of changes to elections in South Africa.

Politics

Mosebenzi Zwane, advisor to testify at State Capture Commission

Today at 07:00 AM, via SABC News

The State Capture Commission will on Friday hear the testimony of former Free State MEC for Human Settlements, Mosebenzi Zwane as well as his former Advisor, Mmuso Tsoametsi on the 2010 housing scheme in the province.

Politics

The ANC’s clean-up mission is causing a standoff

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

ANC factions in several provinces are failing to abide by the dictates of the NEC’s decision that leaders who face corruption charges step aside from state and party posts

Politics

Acting NMB mayor to continue fight against placing metro under administration

Yesterday at 18:12 PM, via SABC News

The acting mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, Tshonono Buyeye, says he will now turn to the Constitutional Court after the Grahamstown High Court dismissed his application to prevent the Eastern Cape Cogta MEC, Xolile Nqatha, from placing the Metro under administration.

Sport

Man City, Liverpool reach League Cup 4th round

Today at 06:54 AM, via News24

Holders Manchester City needed a Phil Foden goal 15 minutes from time to see off Bournemouth and reach the fourth round of the League Cup, while Liverpool ran riot in a win at Lincoln.

Education

Students wrongly accused of cheating in visa test take fight to Downing Street

Yesterday at 19:03 PM, via The Guardian

International students who lost right to live and study in UK fight to clear names

International students who lost their right to live and study in the UK after being wrongly accused of cheating in an English language test sent a letter to Downing Street on Thursday, as part of an ongoing campaign to clear their names.

The 200 students are some of about 34,000 accused by the Home Office of...

Education

Nigeria: The Nigerian University That Defies Boko Haram

Yesterday at 17:38 PM, via AllAfrica

[DW] The University of Maiduguri has stayed open at the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency. A new book gives voice to the Nigerian academics who faced off with the radical Islamists who reject Western education as sinful.

Lifestyle

Entries open for art exhibition coming to Zeitz

Today at 05:00 AM, via Times Live

South Africans who discovered their budding artistic talent during the months of lockdown may now have a chance to show it off at the first “open submission exhibition” to be held at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 25 September 2020

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Science/Tech

Amazon launches Luna cloud gaming service

Today at 07:41 AM, via MyBroadband

Amazon has announced its Luna cloud game streaming service, which allows users to play high-quality video games on various devices via the cloud.

Science/Tech

Global Covid report: Rio cancels Carnival for first time in a century as global deaths near 1m

Today at 06:49 AM, via The Guardian

Landmark event scrapped as Brazil suffers; EU warns pandemic worse now than in March peak for some; Israel further toughens restrictions

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As the number of coronavirus deaths worldwide looked set to pass a million within days, Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade for the first time in a century because of Brazil’s...

Science/Tech

Former Facebook Manager: ‘We Took a Page From Big Tobacco’s Playbook’

Today at 05:30 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Speaking to Congress today, the former Facebook manager first tasked with making the company make money did not mince words about his role. He told lawmakers that the company “took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook, working to make our offering addictive at the outset” and arguing that his former employer has been hugely detrimental to...

Health

Novavax Enters Final Stage of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

Yesterday at 22:53 PM, via New York Times

The Maryland company, which has never brought a vaccine to market, has started its Phase 3 trial in the United Kingdom, with plans to begin in the United States in October.

Health

Covid-19 Live News

Yesterday at 22:51 PM, via New York Times

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said his state would conduct its own review of vaccines authorized by the federal government amid concern that the approval process has become politicized.

Nature

Kogelberg’s Palmiet Honeymoon Studio is now open for bookings!

17 September at 10:28 AM, via CapeNature

There are exciting developments underway at Kogelberg Nature Reserve. CapeNature is delighted to announce the opening of a new one-bedroom unit, the Palmiet honeymoon studio which is just perfect for for couples seeking privacy and romance. The glass-fronted eco-cabin is designed to offer guests unparalleled 360-degree breath-taking views of the reserve. The building work was meticulously […]