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South Africa

Demarcation Board urged collaborate with district development committees

Today at 10:58 AM, via SAnews

The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, has called on the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) to commit to ensuring that the demarcation of municipal boundaries results in the creation of sustainable municipalities.

World

An Ethiopian American Refugee Longs For Her Homeland

Today at 11:06 AM, via NPR

As a young teen, Najat Hamza fled Oromia, a regional state of Ethiopia, with her father to live in America. At StoryCorps, she spoke about what it means to leave “the familiar” behind.

World

Cuba’s Raul Castro Prepares To Step Down

Today at 11:06 AM, via NPR

Raul Castro is expected to step down as head of Cuba’s ruling Communist Party at the party’s Congress beginning today. But that doesn’t mean Cuba’s one-party-system is likely to see any big changes.

Africa

Malawi opposition party calls for President to vacate office

Yesterday at 18:31 PM, via News24

Malawi’s once-ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Thursday called for President Lazarus Chakwera’s election to be annulled after the country’s electoral commissioners were removed from office.

Politics

Cyril & co rise as Ace’s plot bombs

Yesterday at 21:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

Magashule’s group and ANC outsiders have made moves to get the president and others to also stand aside

Education

Ghana: Tema Metro NCCE Intensifies Covid-19 Education

Today at 11:06 AM, via AllAfrica

[Ghanaian Times] Tema — The Tema Metropolitan Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) says it is intensifying public education on the Coronavirus disease as traders in the area continue to flout the preventive protocol.

Science/Tech

When you can go to jail for tax mistakes

Today at 11:10 AM, via MyBroadband

A new set of tax law amendments makes it possible for SARS to impose criminal sanctions on taxpayers who neglect their tax affairs.

Science/Tech

Not all satellite services are created equal

Today at 10:55 AM, via MyBroadband

As media awareness grows and the market realises the potential of satellite services, it is becoming increasingly important to discuss architecture specifics in order to guide application design and network implementation considerations.

Science/Tech

Massachusetts Wants To Pull the Plug On Robinhood

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

Regulators in Massachusetts are seeking to revoke Robinhood’s broker-dealer license in the state, after accusing the company of failing to properly account for fractional shares traded by customers on its platform. They also say the company “continues to entice and induce inexperienced customers into risky trading.” CNN reports: The battle began in December when regulators in Massachusetts...

Health

A Lawsuit Over Frozen Embryos

Today at 11:00 AM, via New York Times

Elaine Meyer and Barry Prizant had given up on having more than one child. Then, in their 60s, they got a letter from the hospital where they’d long ago had IVF treatment.

Nature

Sour fig harvesting provides income for communities

Yesterday at 14:01 PM, via CapeNature

CapeNature celebrates International Plant Appreciation Day this year by highlighting the important role that indigenous plants play in the livelihood of communities. The special calendar day falls on 13 April every year and is aimed at highlighting the importance of plants in our daily lives. Much of human nutrition depends on land plants, either directly […]

Nature

Schools gifted with seedlings for food gardens this International Plant Appreciation Day

Tuesday at 12:05 PM, via CapeNature

  CapeNature and the Western Cape Government celebrate Plant Appreciation Day together by gifting 12 schools across the Western Cape with seedlings and seeds for their food gardens. The special calendar day falls on 13 April every year and is aimed at highlighting the importance of plants in our daily lives. With 52% of South […]