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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.

Politics

Stage set for ANC election manifesto launch

Today at 17:17 PM, via SABC News

The stage is set for the launch of the African National Congress (ANC) Election Manifesto at the Church Square in Pretoria later today.

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

TikTok Reaches 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

Today at 18:08 PM, via Slashdot

TikTok announced in a blog post today that 1 billion people use TikTok every month. From a report: That means that on this big rock in space that we call home, about one in seven-and-a-half people are regularly watching short-form videos of dancing, dangerous “milk crate challenges” and even actual educational content. For context, Facebook said that in June it had 2.9 billion monthly active...

Science/Tech

US Space Force Awards $87.5 Million To Rocket Lab, SpaceX, Blue Origin, ULA for Next-gen Rocket Testing

Today at 17:21 PM, via Slashdot

The U.S. Space Force, the military branch spun out of the Air Force in December 2019, has announced its next batch of awards for projects related to next-gen rocket engine testing and upper stage improvements. From a report: The awards were granted by the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC), a program managed by the Space Force’s Space Systems Command. SpEC facilitates engagement between the...