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Leading historian of Africa, Stephen Ellis, dies

Today at 14:52, SAST

Historian Stephen Ellis has died of leukaemia at his home in Amsterdam, aged 62.

Nkandla process 'must not be rushed' - ministers

Today at 08:11, SAST

Opposition party MPs are adamant that no more taxpayers' money should be spent on the security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's home.

What your money bought at Nkandla

Yesterday at 19:37, SAST

South Africans finally get a peek into the homestead that has captured the country's imagination for the past five years.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Plane debris being sent to France

Today at 13:52, SAST

Debris found on an Indian Ocean island is being taken to France to determine if it is from the missing airliner MH370, Malaysia's PM says.


Taliban 'pick Mullah Omar successor'

Today at 13:39, SAST

The Taliban have appointed a successor to Mullah Omar, their leader who was reported dead by the Afghan government on Wednesday, the BBC learns.


Ukraine pilot in Russia court hearing

Today at 11:15, SAST

Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko appears in a Russian court, accused of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Africa: Why Local Content in Extractive Sector Won't Work Without Home Grown Human Capital

Yesterday at 15:23, SAST

[The Conversation Africa] For over 30 years many African countries have been exploring their natural resources, whether oil, gas or minerals. In the last ten years many more have joined the natural resource exploitation club. Many have also ...


Seychelles: Brilliant Academic Performance for Seychelles - Top Performing a Level Students Meet With President Michel

Today at 14:23, SAST

[Government of Seychelles] President James Michel received twelve A level students at State House this morning who are the best performers of the 2015 graduation year. All of them have gained at top grades in their examinations at the state-owned ...


Africa: International Early Childhood Development Forum Conducted

Today at 13:19, SAST

[Ethiopian Herald] The goal of the forum is to bridge the gap between science and policy.


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Top Gear: Ex-hosts sign Amazon deal

Today at 12:05, SAST

Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming service.


Apprentice contestant found dead

Today at 14:36, SAST

Apprentice star Stuart Baggs is found dead in Douglas, police confirm.


Tower poppies tour venues revealed

Today at 11:02, SAST

Thousands of the Tower of London ceramic poppies are set to go on display in northern England this year.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Nigeria: Change Agenda Will Succeed – Senate President Saraki

Yesterday at 20:45, SAST

[allAfrica] Nigeria's National Assembly (NAAS), which has been roiled by controversy over the selection of its leadership, resumed work this week with members saying they were ready to deliver the change for which Nigerians voted by electing ...


Uganda: Govt Officials Aiding Human Trafficking - Report

Today at 10:27, SAST

[Monitor] Kampala -Despite a ban on recruiting domestic workers for employment overseas, licensed and unlicensed agencies continue to recruit Ugandans for employment abroad, which has turned into trafficking, a new report indicates.


Nigeria: No, Nigeria Is Not the World's Biggest Champagne Consumer After France

Today at 13:22, SAST

[Africa Check] Do Nigerians pop nearly as much bubbly as the French themselves? What started out as a forecast on new champagne consumption has taken on a life of its own.


Source: All Africa
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Health

SA Mediclinic Seeks Growth in UK Aging Population

South African hospitals group Mediclinic International is buying almost a third of Britain's Spire Healthcare (entering a market it said was ripe for growth as private players account for a small fraction of the healthcare sector.


Health Clinic on Wheels for SA

Philips South Africa and the Rhiza Foundation today launched their “mobile clinic” project focusing on delivering basic primary healthcare to thousands of people living in townships that have little or no access to healthcare facilities.


Fundraiser Flashmob in KZN Kwikspar

Hillcrest Kwitkspar turned in to an all singing, all dancing, flashmob by KZN boys school Kearsney College and the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust. Funds raised as part of the event went to the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust.


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Obama wants world's fastest computer

Today at 12:49, SAST

President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world's fastest computer by 2025.


VIDEO: Rovio defends Angry Birds 2 charges

Today at 13:35, SAST

The creative director of Angry Birds 2 defends its in-app fee strategy and explains why the firm gave it sequel-status to its original hit.


Tool to recognise faces in darkness

Today at 14:40, SAST

Two German scientists have created a tool which recognises a person's face in complete darkness using their thermal signature.


Source: BBC News
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Business

Unemployment has increased - DA

Today at 11:46, SAST

Despite the welcomed decrease in the unemployment rate for Q2, the DA said there has been an increase in unemployed people in the first half of 2015.


Dollar pushes higher

Today at 09:04, SAST

The US dollar pushed higher on Wednesday after the Fed Reserve opted to keep interest rates unchanged.


Asian markets higher on Wall St gains

Today at 09:00, SAST

Asian markets mostly rose on Thursday, tracking a second straight rally in the United States.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Billionaire enters race to succeed Blatter at FIFA

Today at 13:00, SAST

Could a South Korean billionaire automotive magnate be the man to drive reform at the top of world football?


Platini enters FIFA presidential race

Yesterday at 12:34, SAST

European football chief Michel Platini will stand for FIFA's presidency, he announced Wednesday.


Putin: Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel Prize

Tuesday at 15:02, SAST

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter deserves a Noble Prize for his work leading world soccer's governing body, according to Russian leader Vladimir Putin.


Source: CNN
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Nature

$20 billion and 700,000 jobs from Proposed Shale Gas Projects in the Karoo

South Africa will gazette final regulations for shale gas exploration by June, two years after releasing draft rules and as companies reconsider investments due to volatile oil prices and delays in awarding licenses.
#ThrowBackThursday: SA ‘Lion King’ Is Like One of the Pride

Back in 2009, Sky News interviewed animal behaviourist, Kevin Richardson, about his remarkable friendship with an entire pride of lions in South Africa.
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 ray ...


Source: The Good News
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