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MONDAY, 17 JANUARY 2022, 11:51

South Africa

Two arrested at Durban Correction centre for contraband

Today at 10:05 AM, via SAnews

A Department of Correctional Services official has been arrested together with another person after attempting to smuggle a large consignment of contraband into the Durban Correctional Centre.

South Africa

Constitution, democracy must be protected

Today at 09:33 AM, via SAnews

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the protection of the Constitution, democracy and state institutions are paramount to the safeguarding of South Africa’s hard won freedom.

World

Texas hostage-taker named as British citizen as UK police arrest 2

Today at 11:15 AM, via News24

The man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was identified by US authorities as a British citizen on Sunday while UK police later arrested two teens over an attack that President Joe Biden called an “act of terror”.

Africa

Afcon 2021: Algeria v Equatorial Guinea

Yesterday at 16:21 PM, via BBC News

Live coverage of Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations Group E game between Algeria and Equatorial Guinea (19:00 GMT).

Africa

Afcon 2021: Tunisia v Mauritania

Yesterday at 16:20 PM, via BBC News

Live coverage of Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations Group F game between Tunisia and Mauritania (16:00 GMT).

Politics

Mafe to plead not guilty to charges against him

Today at 08:10 AM, via SABC News

Alleged Parliament arsonist, Zandile Mafe, intends to plead not guilty to the charges against him relating to the fire that gutted the old and new National Assembly buildings earlier this month.

Education

Egypt: Cabinet – Egypt’s Education Rankings Improved in 2021

Today at 11:30 AM, via AllAfrica

[Egypt Online] The cabinet’s media center said the State seeks to develop the education system and overcome several challenges it faces; according to an ambitious plan that aims to raise the efficiency of schools, integrate modern technology into the education process, as well as to revamp curricula and adopt new education systems that work on developing students’ skills.

Education

Nigeria: Insecurity – Zamfara Schools Resume After Four Months

Today at 11:04 AM, via AllAfrica

[Premium Times] Schools are resuming in Zamfara since the total shutdown of all schools on September 1, 2021, after bandits abducted 80 students and three teachers from Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in Maradun Local Government Area (LGA).

Science/Tech

Chrome won’t let users delete search engines

Today at 11:39 AM, via MyBroadband

Chrome and Edge users have complained they are unable to delete search engines from their settings pages that are “hijacking” their browser’s default search option.