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South Africa

Mpumalanga albino teen’s murder case postponed

Today at 14:54 PM, via SABC News

The Mpumalanga High Court Division sitting in Middelburg has postponed the case against three of the four men, accused of killing Gabisile Shabane and her cousin, Nkosikhona Ngwenya at Hlalanikahle in Emalahleni.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Nigeria: JAMB, Tertiary Institutions to Close 2020/2021 Admissions June 15

Today at 14:17 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Abuja — All admissions into the nation’s tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 academic session will end by June 15, 2021, according to a decision collectively taken at a virtual meeting with heads of tertiary institutions in the country on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.


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.


Alviva warns of economic uncertainty, chip shortages

Today at 17:00 PM, via TechCentral

Technology group Alviva Holdings reported a 17% improvement in headline earnings per share in the six months ended 31 December 2020 but warned of further uncertainty ahead.


Reddit CEO Says Platform Doesn’t Plan To Ban Pornography

Today at 16:45 PM, via Slashdot

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said in an interview that the company supports pornography on its platform, as long as it’s not exploitative. From a report: “You can look at [porn] as exploitative. And, indeed, much of it is. And that’s not the content that we want on Reddit,” Huffman told Axios. “But there’s another aspect that’s empowering. And these are people sharing stories of themselves,...


Biden Expresses Support for Amazon Union Vote in Alabama: ‘Make Your Voice Heard’

Today at 16:08 PM, via Slashdot

Without naming Amazon specifically, President Joe Biden on Sunday expressed support for a closely watched union vote at one of the retail giant’s Alabama warehouses, calling it “vitally important.” From a report: “Today and over the next few days and weeks, workers in Alabama and all across America are voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace,” Biden said in a video shared to...


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.


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


Diagnosing Autism in the Pandemic

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

Autism spectrum disorder is often suspected when young children stand out as being different from their peers. That can be much harder in this isolated time.


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 […]