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Political parties use Easter service to encourage voting

Yesterday at 19:40, SAST

Political party leaders have spent Easter Sunday encouraging people to cast their ballot in upcoming elections and not to heed the "Vote No" campaign.

The coalition conundrum: Who will govern?

Yesterday at 18:43, SAST

Speculation of the opposition forming coalitions in Gauteng and the Northern Cape continues but the ANC is confident it will secure every province. 

ANC Youth League marks Madiba speech with call to vote

Yesterday at 16:56, SAST

The ANCYL has used the 50th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's Rivonia Trial speech to say that not voting in coming elections would be blasphemous.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

S Korea leader condemns ferry crew

Today at 10:27, SAST

South Korean President Park Geun-hye condemns the conduct of some of the crew of the ferry that sank last week, calling it "akin to murder".


MH370 hunt 'still drawing blank'

Today at 06:21, SAST

A robotic submarine scanning for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is two-thirds through its ocean scan but has yet to find any trace.


Boy survives flight in wheel well

Today at 09:06, SAST

A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Nigeria: Gunmen Attack Girls' School Staff

Today at 08:34, SAST

[Premium Times]Police say there has been a spate of attacks by unknown gunmen in Bauchi, one of the relatively peaceful states in the northeast.


Nigeria: Concerns Rise for Dozens of Abducted Schoolgirls

Today at 06:35, SAST

[Deutsche Welle]The Nigerian state government has said 44 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants have escaped, while 85 are still being held hostage. The statement follows conflicting reports over the fate of the girls.


Nigeria: Another Girls' School Attacked

Today at 08:26, SAST

[Daily Trust]Unidentified gunmen attacked the Government Girls Secondary School in Yana, Bauchi State yesterday, where they set fire to staff homes and seized the principal's car.


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Sir Bob to pay tribute to Peaches

Today at 10:24, SAST

Sir Bob Geldof will pay tribute to his daughter Peaches later, as her funeral is held at the same church as where she married in Kent.


Paolo Nutini sets 2014 sales record

Yesterday at 20:01, SAST

Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini tops the charts with Caustic Love, which becomes the fastest-selling album of the year.


Captain America holds on to top spot

Today at 10:22, SAST

Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier claims a third week at number one in North America, while Johnny Depp's latest movie falls flat.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Algeria: Soldiers Killed in Mountain Ambush

Yesterday at 17:31, SAST

[Deutsche Welle]In the deadliest attack in years, 11 Algerian soldiers have been killed while returning from a mountain patrol. The attack follows last week's presidential poll.


Rwanda: Sweet Dreams Are Made of Rwandan Ice Cream

Today at 10:05, SAST

[IPS]Butare -From all across Rwanda, and even from parts of neighbouring Burundi, people flock to the southern town of Butare to a little shop called Inzozi Nziza or Sweet Dreams. They come here for a taste of something of the unknown, something ...


Nigeria: Gunmen Attack Girls' School Staff

Today at 08:34, SAST

[Premium Times]Police say there has been a spate of attacks by unknown gunmen in Bauchi, one of the relatively peaceful states in the northeast.


Source: All Africa
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Health

CAPRISA study on HIV antibodies released

Mar 4 at 15:33, SAST

The discovery of how a KwaZulu-Natal woman’s body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies (called broadly neutralising antibodies, because they are able to kill multiple strains of HIV from across the world), has been ...


Lifebuoy launches Adopt-a-Village initiative

Mar 3 at 11:34, SAST

Developing a daily hand washing routine, using soap and running water, has been shown to be among the most effective and inexpensive ways to help prevent these common infections. However, despite its life saving potential, many people have yet to ...


Maternal health improves in Gauteng

Feb 10 at 16:10, SAST

Improved services for mothers and children has seen the mortality rate for children under the age of five drop 7.3 percentage points from 10.7% in 2006 to 3.4% in mid- 2013, Hope Papo, Gauteng's MEC for Health, said in a statement issued to mark the ...


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Heartbleed virus spills over to Obamacare enrollees

Yesterday at 14:20, SAST

NEW YORK, April 19 (Reuters) - Americans with accounts on President Barack Obama's health insurance enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, have been advised that their passwords have been reset to guard against the...


Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

Yesterday at 13:31, SAST

SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG - Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo ...


Video surveillance on the up in South Africa

Yesterday at 12:59, SAST

When Edward Snowden blew the whistle on a major government surveillance program many of us didn't bat an eyelid. Of course, here at home, the most common form of surveillance is the video kind. And the market in South Africa is worth hundreds ...


Source: eNews Channel Africa
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Business

Zille slams Cosatu sacking call

Friday at 08:17, SAST

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille on Thursday slammed calls by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) for all white civil servants in the Western Cape to be fired.


Amplats, Implats table new wage offer

Friday at 07:52, SAST

Anglo American Platinum and Impala Platinum announced a new wage offer to end a 12-week strike in their South African mines.


Platinum strike widens metal deficit

Thursday at 11:59, SAST


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Red Bull appeal rejected

Friday at 13:16, SAST

Red Bull's appeal against Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification at last month's Australian Grand Prix has been rejected by the International Automobile Federation (FIA).


Hamilton wins tense Bahrain battle

Apr 10 at 12:09, SAST

Lewis Hamilton holds off Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg to triumph in a tense battle at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.


Encouraging signs for Schumacher

Apr 8 at 12:51, SAST

Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher has shown "moments of consciousness and awakening," his agent says Friday.


Source: CNN
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Nature

SANParks makes inroads in war against rhino poaching

Apr 15 at 12:07, SAST

Skukuza - South African National Parks (SANParks) authorities say gains are being made in the war against rhino poaching, with eight suspected poachers arrested in the past week.


City's residents feed 40 tons of household organic waste to earthworms

Apr 8 at 23:06, SAST

Within only eight months, 40 tons of household organic waste has been diverted from landfill sites through the second phase of the City of Cape Town’s home composting study. This follows on the first phase of the City’s home composting ...


Samsung Hands Over Digital Village

Apr 2 at 14:01, SAST

The Digital Village will provide much-needed education and health services to the community of Malibongwe Ridge, in Cosmo City.


Source: The Good News
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