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South Africa

Provincial official funeral for MEC Ntuli

Today at 08:39 AM, via SAnews

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has welcomed the decision by President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare a Provincial Official Funeral category one for the late Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Bheki Ntuli, and former Ukhozi FM station manager Welcome Nzimande.

World

Locust Swarms Threaten Parts Of East Africa

Today at 04:28 AM, via NPR

Swarms of locusts have reached dangerous levels in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. They’re reproducing rapidly in part because of unusual rainfall patterns.

Business

WATCH | Vaccine manufacturing is lumpy, UK says

Today at 09:00 AM, via Fin24

Britain’s vaccine rollout is limited by a “lumpy” manufacturing process with production changes by Pfizer and a delay by AstraZeneca that could lead to brief supply disruption, Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said.

Politics

ANC mum on details of Niehaus’ suspension letter

Yesterday at 12:49 PM, via SABC News

The African National Congress (ANC) says it will not divulge details of a letter informing uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans (MKMVA) spokesperson, Carl Niehaus of his notice of suspension.

Education

Tanzania: What Next for Those Who Scored Divisions 4 and 0?

Today at 08:30 AM, via AllAfrica

[Citizen] While some 152,909 students are celebrating the I-III grades they scored in the 2020 Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE), a relatively whopping 282,745 of their fellow classmates are floundering in the quagmire of virtual failure, having scored 0 or IV grades in the exam.

Lifestyle

Your daily Horoscope for 20 January 2021

Today at 01:00 AM, via The South African

Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here’s a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today – completely free!

Science/Tech

President Trump Pardons Anthony Levandowski, Ex-Uber Engineer Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Trade Secrets From Google

Today at 08:50 AM, via Slashdot

On his final night in office, President Trump granted clemency to a total of 143 people, ranging from former adviser Stephen K. Bannon to rapper Lil Wayne. One name in particular that stands out in the tech community is none other than Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer that was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets from Google. “Levandowski left Google in...

Science/Tech

Jack Ma emerges for first time since China crackdown

Today at 08:49 AM, via TechCentral

Alibaba and Ant co-founder Jack Ma has resurfaced after months out of public view, quashing intense speculation about the plight of the billionaire grappling with escalating scrutiny over his Internet empire.

Science/Tech

India asks WhatsApp to withdraw privacy policy update

Today at 08:42 AM, via TechCentral

India’s technology ministry has asked WhatsApp to withdraw changes to its privacy policy the messaging platform announced earlier this month, saying the new terms take away choice from Indian users.

Science/Tech

Netflix forecasts an end to borrowing binge, shares surge

Today at 08:32 AM, via TechCentral

Netflix’s global subscriber rolls crossed 200 million at the end of 2020 and the company projected it will no longer need to borrow billions of dollars to finance its broad slate of TV shows and movies.

Nature

World facing ‘catastrophic’ temperature rises: UN

14 January at 20:28 PM, via News24

The world is on course for a “catastrophic” temperature rise this century, the United Nations said as it confirmed that 2020 rivalled 2016 as the hottest year on record.