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Africa

US fashion contaminates Africa’s water

Yesterday at 20:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Untreated effluent from textile factories in in Lesotho, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius and Madagascar pours into rivers, contaminating the water

Africa

Libya PM draws crowd for mass wedding and protest against parliament

Yesterday at 13:58 PM, via News24

Several thousand Libyans packed a Tripoli square late on Friday for a state-funded mass wedding celebration that also drew supporters of transitional Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah and protesters against the eastern-based parliament.

Business

Here’s where South Africa’s ‘semigrators’ are going

Today at 09:00 AM, via BusinessTech

The Cape lifestyle with its natural scenic attractions, wide-open spaces and good schooling, retains an emphatic stamp of approval from ‘semigrators’ seeking a more appealing and healthy way of life, which this region offers in spades, says Annien Borg, MD of Pam Golding Properties in the Boland and Overberg.

Business

Walter Scott, Buffett’s friend and business partner, dies at 90

Today at 07:56 AM, via Fin24

While Buffett put Omaha on the map for investors, Scott was in many ways the city’s leading patron. He parlayed the money he made in the construction, telecommunications and energy industries into civic amenities, including the zoo and the local campus of the University of Nebraska, which was named after him.

Politics

Car crash claims the life of another government official

Yesterday at 20:09 PM, via SABC News

It has been confirmed by the Justice Ministry that a car crash has claimed the life of another government official. Khaya Somgqeza was killed in a crash near Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.

Education

Britain’s Covid-era university students may suffer ‘impostor syndrome’

Yesterday at 14:47 PM, via The Guardian

New intake of undergraduates could feel like frauds, says study, because they didn’t sit A-level exams

New students are more likely to suffer “impostor syndrome” because they have won their place at university on the back of teacher-assessed A-level grades and not exams, a new study has warned.

Undergraduates arriving on campuses this week may “feel like a fraud” as they have not had the...

Science/Tech

Facing Post-Brexit Petrol Shortage, UK Issues Emergency Visas for EU Truck Drivers

Today at 09:34 AM, via Slashdot

Slashdot reader AleRunner tipped us off to some excitement in the UK:The British government said on Friday it may draft in the army to help deliver gas after shortages caused by a scarcity of truck drivers forced the closure of stations across the country. The haulage industry said there was a shortfall of some 100,000 drivers, and that could also lead to shortages of turkeys and toys this...

Science/Tech

How ancient footprints shed light on America’s first teenagers | Robin McKie

Today at 08:30 AM, via The Guardian

Adolescents always liked hanging out together, as new evidence of human activity from more than 20,000 years ago reveals

The White Sands of New Mexico have been a popular tourist attraction for a remarkably long time. Modern travellers come to gaze at the vistas of glistening, pure dunes of gypsum that stretch for miles in all directions.

But previous visitors had very different goals....