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World

3 more hostages released in Haiti, aid group says

Today at 18:22 PM, via CNN

Three more members of a group of 17 hostages kidnapped in Haiti in October were released Sunday night, according to a statement from the US-based Christian Aid Ministries.

Politics

Malema and Ndlozi’s assault case postponed to 2022

Today at 10:53 AM, via SABC News

The assault case of EFF leader Julius Malema and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has been postponed to April 7 next year in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court, north of Johannesburg.

Education

Hundreds of calls made to UK helpline about sexual abuse in schools

Today at 17:10 PM, via The Guardian

Demand for the Report Abuse in Education helpline means it will stay open, says NSPCC children’s charity

More than 850 calls, many alleging sexual abuse and harassment in schools, have been made to a national helpline set up after the Everyone’s Invited website revealed widespread sexism, misogyny and abuse in education.

A total of 150 were so serious that they have been referred to police and...

Education

Tanzania: Govt Vows to Educate All Children

Today at 12:59 PM, via AllAfrica

[Daily News] MINISTER for Education, Science and technology, Prof Joyce Ndalichako has reiterated the government’s commitment to ensure that every child accesses secondary education.

Education

Liberia: Faculties’ Disengagement Leaves Uncertainty At UL

Today at 11:35 AM, via AllAfrica

[New Dawn] Editorial: Students of the University of Liberia preparing for final exams and graduation are being forced to stay home because of disengagement by lecturers and instructors in demand of salary arrears and salary disparities.

Science/Tech

Takealot’s strange deal prices explained

Today at 18:42 PM, via MyBroadband

Price tracking websites are useful for seeing if a deal is good, but Takealot has explained why they shouldn’t be used to try and find discrepancies in historical recommended retail prices.

Science/Tech

Poorer nations are being denied vaccines, and Britain must take much of the blame | Lara Spirit

Today at 18:14 PM, via The Guardian

Omicron’s emergence is no surprise, as richer countries’ broken promises lead to low vaccination rates – and virus mutation

The world is hostage to what’s been called “a cycle of panic and neglect”. The Omicron variant, while we wait for clarification on its many unknowns, has sparked the latest bout of that panic. But it is a panic born directly of selfish insularity: as wealthy nations...

Science/Tech

Firefox 95 Will Include RLBox Sandboxing for Added Security

Today at 18:05 PM, via Slashdot

Mozilla has announced through its Mozilla Hacks blog that it plans to ship a ‘novel sandboxing technology’ called RLBox with Firefox 95 which it has been developing alongside researchers from the University of California San Diego and the University of Texas. From a report: It said RLBox makes it easier to isolate subcomponents of the browser efficiently and gives Mozilla more options than...

Science/Tech

Why New York State Is Experiencing a Bitcoin Boom

Today at 18:05 PM, via New York Times

Cryptocurrency miners are flocking to New York’s faded industrial towns, prompting concern over the environmental impact of huge computer farms.