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World

England cuts traveler quarantine period to five days

Today at 04:36 AM, via CNN

England is drastically reducing its quarantine period for people arriving from most destinations in a move that will potentially throw open the doors for British people wanting to take foreign vacations.

Africa

DR Congo ex-warlord gets life term for war crimes

Yesterday at 21:47 PM, via News24

A former militia leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been sentenced to life in prison for war crimes and mass rape, a decision hailed by the United Nations.

Africa

Did Botswana execute ‘poachers’ ?

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

The Botswana Defence Force’s anti-poaching unit has long been accused of a ‘shoot to kill’ policy. Over 20 years the unit has killed 30 Namibians and 22 Zimbabweans

Africa

WATCH | Ethiopia: Tigray given 72 hours to surrender

Yesterday at 13:48 PM, via News24

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has given Tigrayan regional forces 72 hours to surrender before the military begins an offensive on the regional capital of Mekelle.

Business

How to combat fear when investing and Prosus share buybacks

Today at 07:10 AM, via Moneyweb

AlphaWealth’s Greg Strachan on balancing your portfolio. Anchor Capital’s Deryck Janse van Rensburg talks Prosus and its share buyback strategy – has it worked? KAP CEO, Gary Chaplin, on their R2bn PG Bison plant expansion.

Politics

Police will defend themselves against any attacks: Cele

Yesterday at 22:03 PM, via SABC News

Police Minister Bheki Cele says police will defend themselves against any attacks, strongly condemning statements from Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema.

Sport

Can Pep Guardiola arrest Man City decline?

Today at 06:37 AM, via News24

Pep Guardiola has committed to Manchester City for the long term but for the first time in his managerial career, results may determine the Catalan’s future.

Education

A more accurate way of measuring the effect of computer games – podcast

Today at 07:00 AM, via The Guardian

The Guardian’s UK technology editor Alex Hern speaks to Prof Andy Przybylski from the Oxford Internet Institute about his new approach of looking at the impact of computer games on mental health. According to Prof Przybylski, this new approach is more objective – but it also depends on gaming companies being more transparent

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Education

UK universities perpetuate institutional racism, report says

Today at 02:01 AM, via The Guardian

UUK calls on leaders to improve understanding and awareness of racism among staff and students

UK universities “perpetuate institutional racism” and vice-chancellors should undergo training to improve racial literacy as part of a sector-wide crackdown, according to a report.

Universities UK (UUK), which represents 140 institutions in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, calls on...

Entertainment

The best of Netflix’s charmingly bad holiday romcoms

Yesterday at 23:13 PM, via CNN

Coronavirus, lockdowns, economic woes and a dramatic political divide have all made 2020 pretty unbearable. So, let’s thank Netflix for a few winter romcoms to take our minds off real life.

Science/Tech

DStv’s biggest threat – Cheap data

Today at 07:29 AM, via MyBroadband

When affordable data becomes available to a large part of the population, DStv will face a big challenge from Netflix.

Science/Tech

Laser Fusion Reactor Approaches ‘Burning Plasma’ Milestone

Today at 05:30 AM, via Slashdot

Iwastheone shares a report from Science Magazine: In October 2010, in a building the size of three U.S. football fields, researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory powered up 192 laser beams, focused their energy into a pulse with the punch of a speeding truck, and fired it at a pellet of nuclear fuel the size of a peppercorn. So began a campaign by the National Ignition Facility...

Nature

Responsible fishing encouraged this World Fisheries Day

Saturday at 13:09 PM, via CapeNature

World Fisheries Day is an Environmental Calendar Day celebrated every year on the 21st of November to highlight the importance of a sustainable means to maintain fish stocks. It highlights the critical importance of fish and the role it plays in job creation and economic impact. Fishing is central to the livelihoods and food security […]

Nature

Take some inspiration from wildlife this Movember!

Thursday at 20:48 PM, via CapeNature

By Nicole Horn, Biodiversity Capabilities It’s Movember, and to raise awareness about men’s health, here are some examples of possible looks inspired by marine species with ‘moustaches’. To show your support, grow your moustache and don’t shave it for the rest of the month! Here are some animals that are following suit. All mammals besides humans […]