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South Africa

Social Development Minister welcomes ECD ruling

Today at 14:00 PM, via SAnews

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has studied and welcomed the Gauteng High Court judgment on the reopening of early childhood development (ECDs) programmes.

Africa

Egypt arrests alleged serial sexual predator

Today at 14:11 PM, via News24

Egyptian authorities have arrested a man who allegedly sexually abused dozens of girls and women, in a case that has sparked outrage online, a security source has said.

Politics

Intensifying the war on COVID-19 will be the best tribute to Kegakilwe: ANC

Today at 11:20 AM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) says the best tribute members can pay to North West Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs MEC Gordon Kegakilwe is to intensify the war on COVID-19 by encouraging all South Africans to adhere to health safety protocols.

Education

Kenya: CS Magoha Cancels KCPE, KCSE Exams as COVID-19 Bites

Today at 15:07 PM, via AllAfrica

[Nation] Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) George Magoha announced Tuesday that national examinations will not take place this year as the Covid-19 pandemic has rendered the school calendar lost.

Education

Nigeria: Afe Babalola Accuses ASUU of Frustrating Reopening of Universities

Today at 12:20 PM, via AllAfrica

[This Day] Ado-Ekiti — The founder Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) of allegedly blocking the reopening of universities despite the federal government’s good disposition for resumption.

Entertainment

Johnny Depp libel trial set to start in London

Today at 13:02 PM, via The Citizen

A libel trial was due to begin on Tuesday between Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and a British tabloid newspaper over claims that he was violent to his former wife, Amber Heard.

Science/Tech

US Online Grocery Sales Hit Record $7.2 Billion In June

Today at 15:00 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Despite the slow reopening of the U.S. economy over the past several weeks, online grocery shopping is continuing to reach ever-higher numbers as Americans seem to be in no rush to return to the store. According to new research released today by Brick Meets Click and Mercatus, U.S. online grocery sales hit a record $7.2 billion in June, up 9%...

Health

A Shot to Protect Against H.I.V.

Today at 15:00 PM, via New York Times

A drug injected every two months is more effective at preventing H.I.V. infection than a daily pill, scientists report.

Nature

Everything you need to know about renewing or purchasing a Wild Card during lockdown

Yesterday at 20:20 PM, via CapeNature

What is a Wild Card? The Wild Card is a loyalty programme that makes tourism to national parks and nature reserves in southern Africa more accessible and rewarding than ever before. With a Wild Card membership you receive one year’s unlimited access to the most beautiful nature reserves and parks with superb picnic spots, natural […]