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South Africa

Healthcare workers called to unite against GBV

Today at 15:09 PM, via SAnews

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has called on healthcare workers across the country to go beyond the call of duty to care for victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

South Africa

Taxi industry urged to adhere to COVID-19 protocols

Today at 14:58 PM, via SAnews

The Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, has called on taxi industry leaders to continue to comply with the COVID-19 protocols, as volumes of movement are expected to increase during the festive season.

World

Homes evacuated as cyclone threatens India

Today at 14:05 PM, via News24

Several thousand people in south-eastern India fled their homes on Wednesday, out of the path of a cyclone due to slam coastal areas after midnight, bringing with it heavy rain.

Africa

Under cover of Covid, Uganda targets LGBTQ+ shelter

Today at 11:00 AM, via Mail & Guardian

Pandemic rules were used to justify a violent raid on a homeless shelter in Uganda, but a group of victims is pursuing a criminal case against the perpetrators

Africa

JJ Rawlings left an indelible mark on Ghana’s history

Today at 07:00 AM, via Mail & Guardian

The air force pilot and former president used extreme measures, including a coup, enforced ‘discipline’ through executions, ‘disappearances’ and floggings, but reintroduced democracy

Business

Covid-19 hotspot alert for Cape Town as virus resurges

Today at 16:13 PM, via BusinessTech

The Western Cape Government said it is deeply concerned about the growing number of Covid-19 infections and hospitalisations in the province, which can now be considered as an established resurgence.

Education

Sudan: Physician’s Assistants and Teachers On Strike

Today at 15:58 PM, via AllAfrica

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum — Physician’s assistants in Khartoum went on strike yesterday. The strike is to last 10 days and supports other medical staff strikes. The strikers demand “sustainable jobs”.

Education

Nigeria: Sanwo-Olu Set to Unveil 8,230 Bed-Space Hostel in Lasu

Today at 14:20 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu is set to unveil an 8,230 capacity bed-space hostel at the Lagos State University, LASU, during the Investiture of Chancellor, Award of Directorate Degrees, Conferment of Honorary Doctorates and Distinguished Professor on Thursday, Dec 17th, as part of activities marking the 24th convocation ceremony of the institution.

Education

Nigeria: I Didn’t Influence Emergence of New Uniuyo VC – Essien

Today at 14:20 PM, via AllAfrica

[Vanguard] Uyo — The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof Enefiok Essien has finally put to rest insinuations that he picked his Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof Nyaudoh Ndaeyo to succeed him as the VC of the institution.

Science/Tech

Microsoft Hints at Turning Xbox Into an App For Your TV

Today at 16:05 PM, via Slashdot

Microsoft is in the early phases of rolling out its xCloud streaming service on mobile devices, but TVs are the next logical step. From a report:In an interview with The Verge, Xbox chief Phil Spencer has revealed we’ll likely see an Xbox app appear on smart TVs over the next year. “I think you’re going to see that in the next 12 months,” said Spencer, when asked about turning the Xbox into a...

Nature

Escape to Marloth Nature Reserve

Yesterday at 17:01 PM, via CapeNature

Words and photos by Scott Ramsay Lying just off the national N2 road, about two and a half hours from Cape Town, Swellendam is South Africa’s third oldest town and owes much of its attractiveness to the mountains lying a few kilometres to the north. I’ve always slowed down on the road here, mostly because […]

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 […]