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The M&G invites applications for a social justice fellowship

Yesterday at 13:13, SAST

If social justice is your beat, we'd like to invite you to apply for the M&G and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation's social justice reporting fellowship.

Race 'science' resurfaces but not all is black and white

Yesterday

Gavin Evans, a former South African journalist, tackles the notion that intelligence is skin deep.

Peers fear upright water affairs official was assassinated

Yesterday

Hawks investigators have taken over the case, initially thought to be just a robbery gone wrong

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Dozens dead in Mexico gang shoot-out

Today at 03:28, SAST

At least 43 people are killed in a gunfight between security forces and an armed gang in one of Mexico's most violent states.


Baghdad halts Ramadi refugee flow

Today at 03:00, SAST

Authorities in Baghdad close a key bridge, stopping the flow of refugees fleeing the city of Ramadi captured by Islamic State militants this week.


Farc suspends truce after attack

Today at 01:22, SAST

Colombian Farc leftist rebel group suspends its unilateral ceasefire following army attack in which 26 fighters died.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Africa: Singer Akon Launches Academy to 'Harness the Sunshine'

Yesterday at 12:19, SAST

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Senegalese-American singer Akon, whose Akon Lighting Africa initiative aims to bring electricity to some of the 600 million Africans who lack it, announced on Thursday the launch of a new "Solar Academy" for the ...


Nigeria: Boko Haram Crisis Could Fuel Rise in Child Marriages - Activists

Yesterday at 10:02, SAST

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Casablanca -The Boko Haram crisis in northern Nigeria could fuel child marriage as parents pull their daughters out of school following mass abductions by the militants, campaigners warned on Wednesday.


Uganda: Take Action On Uwezo Report

Yesterday at 14:50, SAST

[Observer] The just-released Uwezo report on learning in regional primary schools has raised eyebrows in Uganda. The report, a project of the Tanzania-based Twaweza organisation, followed a comprehensive study among districts in the original three ...


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Stage set for biggest ever Eurovision

Today at 00:50, SAST

Sweden, Russia and Italy are among the favourites to win the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Vienna later.


Fearne Cotton broadcasts final show

Yesterday at 14:19, SAST

Dave Grohl, Ricky Gervais and Chris Martin pay tribute to DJ Fearne Cotton as she broadcasts her final show on Radio 1.


Kahlo's home recreated in New York

Yesterday at 12:16, SAST

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio are recreated at the New York Botanical Garden.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Kenya: Fresh Attack Thwarted in Garissa County - Govt

Yesterday at 12:02, SAST

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Police officers on Thursday thwarted an attempted terror attack at Yumbis village in Ijara constituency within Garissa County by Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab militia.


Ethiopia: Landslide Likely for Ethiopia's Long-Time Rulers

Yesterday at 08:26, SAST

[Al Jazeera] When Ethiopia's ruling party and its allies won 99.6 percent of the vote in the country's last elections five years ago, some wondered if a government often accused of suffocating the opposition would be embarrassed.


Africa: Emerging From the Black Hole - the UN's Fight Against Youth Radicalization

Yesterday at 19:09, SAST

[UN News] Djamel was still in high school when he was radicalized.


Source: All Africa
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Health

The Sound of a Generation Free of HIV

Babies from around the world sing in perfect harmony and share the sound of a generation free of HIV. Learn how you can help make a difference with Coca-Cola and (RED).


Drastic Reduction In HIV/Aids Related Deaths, Prompts Hospice To Change To Child Care Unit

Local non-profit organization, Cotlands, recently announced its transformation from a hospice in to a childcare unit due to the drastic reduction in HIV/Aids related deaths. This move follows the lauded success of the South African government’s...


Woolworths to reduce number of GM modified products by 50%

In keeping with our commitment to remove or replace ingredients from genetically modified crops in our foods where possible, Woolworths has announced plans to reduce the current number of products containing ingredients derived from genetically...


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys

Yesterday at 13:37, SAST

A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.


UK sells off unused net addresses

Yesterday at 12:33, SAST

The UK government has started selling off big chunks of internet addresses that it no longer uses.


Starbucks gift card hack was 'fraud'

Yesterday at 17:27, SAST

A hacker reporting a security hole in Starbucks' website criticises the company's handling of the matter.


Source: BBC News
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Business

NUM demands 84% gold wage hike

Yesterday at 11:34, SAST

The National Union of Mineworkers will reportedly demand a wage increase of 84 percent for entry-level gold workers, Reuters reported on Friday.


CWU hopes to resolve MTN grievances

Yesterday at 12:54, SAST

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says it will meet with management from MTN at midday today in the hopes of ending a strike that has entered its third day.


Brown seeks creative ways to recapitalise SOEs

Yesterday at 10:52, SAST

Government must find creative ways to recapitalise state-owned companies with failure to do this resulting in utilities being unable to live off their balance sheets, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Luis Figo: 'This is not an election'

Yesterday at 12:57, SAST

And then there were two.


Is McIlroy becoming golf's 'Mr Angry?'

Yesterday at 12:03, SAST

He might be World No. 1, but Rory McIlroy is starting to make a habit of throwing golf clubs.


FIFA 'failing over Qatar'

Yesterday at 06:50, SAST

Amnesty International says world football governing body FIFA is failing to demonstrate any sort of commitment to ensuring Qatar 2022 is "not built on a foundation of exploitation and abuse."


Source: CNN
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Nature

New R300m Wind-Turbine Tower Production Factory Offers Light At The End Of The Tunnel

With South Africa currently in the grip of debilitating rolling black-outs and load shedding due to the Eskom power grid being stretched to capacity, and exacerbated by a loss of capacity at its Majuba power station in Mpumalanga, it comes as a ...


SA Airline Innovates to Reduce Fuel Consumption on Boeing 737-800s

kulula.com, South Africa’s largest privately-owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited, recently took to the skies fitted with cutting edge technology to ensure increased fuel efficiency. kulula.com known for its pioneering approach ...


SA's energy-efficient buildings are good investments

Energy-efficient commercial buildings in South Africa deliver better returns for their owners, and as a result are better investments, according to a new study conducted by Investment Property Databank (IPD) and the Green Building Council of ...


Source: The Good News
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