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South Africa

Two Vaal Dam sluice gates closed

Today at 14:35 PM, via SAnews

The Department of Water and Sanitation has closed two sluice gates that were opened at the Vaal Dam after the water levels reached better manageable volumes due to previous releases into the dam.

South Africa

SA condemns military takeover in Burkina Faso

Today at 14:29 PM, via SAnews

The South African government has condemned the coup d’état in Burkina Faso and is calling on the military to return to their barracks and restore democracy.

Business

Petrol price hike warning for South Africa

Today at 14:35 PM, via BusinessTech

While a January petrol price decrease softened the blow for motorists at the start of the work year, the nature of fuel price fluctuations suggests that it is only a matter of time before the R20/litre barrier is breached again, warn analysts at professional services firm PwC.

Education

Ghana: Adopt Policies That Improve Basic Education

Today at 13:23 PM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] On January 14, this year, the Ghana Education Service (GES) announced the introduction of a semester-based academic calendar for all basic schools, including kindergarten and primary schools.

Education

Africa: Why Youth Are Integral to Shaping Peacebuilding Processes as Leaders, Not Only Beneficiaries

Today at 13:17 PM, via AllAfrica

[allAfrica] Hello and welcome to Africa’s focus on peacebuilding and Africa, Silence The Guns. I’m Juanita Williams and today we speak about the role of young people in peacebuilding, made all the more critical because of the continent so-called youth bulge, which means that now more than half of Africa’s population is under the age of 25. And by 2050, that population will reach over 830...

Science/Tech

Nvidia preparing to walk away from ARM mega deal

Today at 14:27 PM, via TechCentral

Nvidia is quietly preparing to abandon its purchase of ARM from SoftBank Group after making little to no progress in winning approval for the $40-billion deal.

Health

What NYC Dog Owners Should Know About Leptospirosis

Today at 12:00 PM, via New York Times

The Health Department could not confirm reports of an outbreak of the bacterial disease, which is spread by rats, linked to McCarren Park, but said it was working with the Parks Department to keep rats out.