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South Africa

Naptosa calls “anti-vaxers” to reconsider the vaccine’s safety

Today at 07:15 AM, via SABC News

The National Professional Teacher’s Organisation, Naptosa, has called on educators who are so-called “anti-vaxers” – or have doubts over the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccines – to reconsider the vaccine’s safety.

Africa

SADC to deploy troops to Mozambique 

Yesterday at 17:41 PM, via The Citizen

A document leaked earlier this year recommended sending around 3,000 soldiers to insurgent-hit Cabo Delgado.

Business

MTN Group, ZTE accused in US lawsuit of aiding Iraq terror

Today at 07:46 AM, via BusinessTech

Africa’s largest wireless carrier MTN Group Ltd and Chinese technology company ZTE Corp were accused in a US lawsuit of indirectly supporting an Iranian terrorist campaign that resulted in Americans being injured and killed in Iraq.

Politics

ANC, Magashule to go head-to-head in court

Today at 05:00 AM, via SABC News

The ANC Secretary-General wants the High Court in Johannesburg to nullify his suspension and the party’s step-aside resolution.

Education

Half of UK university students think degree is poor value for money

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Survey sheds light on level of anger at higher education institutes’ response to pandemic

Nearly half of all students thought their degree offered poor value for money this year, according to a survey that sheds light on the scale of student anger with their universities’ response to the pandemic.

Twice as many students thought their courses offered poor value (44%) than in 2019-20, despite...

Entertainment

Loki might be a hedonist, but so far ‘Loki’ remains a bit of a bore

Today at 02:04 AM, via CNN

The Marvel/Disney+ strategy of slowly building stories is becoming a bit of a bore with the third episode of “Loki,” a protracted escape scenario that gave fans lots of time to luxuriate in the title character — and his new variant — while doing precious little to advance the overarching plot.

Science/Tech

Bitcoin miners flee China

Today at 08:11 AM, via MyBroadband

The heads of some of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges say Bitcoin miners are shifting operations out of China.

Science/Tech

US politicians squabble over Microsoft

Today at 08:02 AM, via TechCentral

Even as Microsoft hovers around a $2-trillion valuation, it may avoid being included in a US antitrust bills aimed at big technology companies.