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International study led by UKZN professor confirms effectiveness of PrEp in HIV negative pregnant women

News24 | 2023-02-04, 08:32

The University of KwaZulu-Natal's Professor Dhayendre Moodley has led an international study that confirms the safe use of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and emtricitabine as pre-exposure prophylaxis in pregnant HIV negative women. ...

What Nigerians think of their democracy ahead of elections

News24 | 2023-02-04, 07:38

Most Nigerians agree that elections are the best way to choose political leaders but ineffective in punishing failure, a new Afrobarometer study shows, as the country heads for polls at the end of February. ...

Pupil stabbed to death at Gauteng school had suffered history of bullying, says family

News24 | 2023-02-04, 06:44

The family of a Grade 10 pupil stabbed to death outside the Geluksdal Secondary School believe his death could have been prevented. ...

'I know how hard it is to dream' - KZN woman helps rural schools one ...

News24 | 2023-02-04, 06:44

Thanks to a KwaZulu-Natal woman's determination to help raise funds for a rural school through competitive running, a rural school in Dukuduku Reserve, Mtubatuba now has an administration block and toilets. ...

PICS | 'We are gatvol': Residents in Cape Town suburb build wall to curb crime

News24 | 2023-02-04, 06:44

Residents of Elsies River in Cape Town who have rallied together to build a wall on a vacant piece of land in Southern Cross Street, much to the City of Cape Town's disapproval. ...

SA Tourism's R900m Spurs deal not a bad idea, but govt must first get its ...

News24 | 2023-02-04, 06:44

Experts say the proposed deal to sponsor English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur is a good idea, but the government needs to get its house in order before it can be well received. ...

High tech tracking for Bob the turtle, as he spends his first week at sea

News24 | 2023-02-04, 06:44

Former Two Oceans Aquarium resident green Turtle Bob has dipped his flippers in the open ocean, and his team of carers and researchers will now be using some high-tech solutions to follow his progress. ...

Repopulating wild with cheetahs: South African cats to swell numbers of new population in India

News24 | 2023-02-04, 06:44

Twelve cheetahs are to be relocated to India to help build a population at Kuno National Park in India. ...

Ian Khama: I am going back to Botswana

Mail Guardian South Africa | 2023-02-04, 06:23

As the former president

Good times are coming as Ramaphosa plays the disaster card

Mail Guardian South Africa | 2023-02-04, 05:47

Wednesday. Like many of my fellow South Africans, I’m simultaneously re-lieved and apprehensive about the decision by the ANC national executive committee (NEC) lekgotla this week to “encourage” president Cyril Ramaphosa to declare a national state of disaster

Pope Francis implores South Sudan's leaders to end bloodshed and recriminations

France24 | 2023-02-03, 22:46

On the first ever papal visit to South Sudan since the country

The World Has Forgotten About the Conflict in South Sudan. Enter Pope Francis

Time Magazine | 2023-02-03, 22:37

There was much optimism on the streets of Juda when South Sudan became the world’s newest country in 2011. But the euphoria was short-lived, as the African country descended into civil war and famine. Now, Pope Francis is trying to raise global attention

Removal of Omar from Key Committee Sparks Mixed Reaction

Voa News | 2023-02-03, 22:19

Somali Americans living in the United States have mixed reactions to the removal of congresswoman Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The Republican-led House of Representatives removed Omar from the panel Thursday after her past

‘Honour’ killing of YouTube star sparks outrage in Iraq

The Guardian | 2023-02-03, 21:57

Politicians and human rights groups demand justice for Tiba al-Ali after father’s confession The death of a young YouTube star at the hands of her father has sparked outrage in Iraq , as so-called “honour” killings continue in the conservative country. Tiba

Ethiopia PM meets Tigray leaders for first time since peace deal

Al Jazeera | 2023-02-03, 20:15

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has held his first face-to-face talks on Friday with Tigrayan leaders since a peace deal was inked ending two years of war, officials and state media said. Abiy met senior leaders of the Tigray region forces on Friday about

Emirati Economic Delegation Led By Al Sayegh Visits Mexico To Enhance Cooperation

MENA FN | 2023-02-03, 19:58

(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) MEXICO CITY, 3rd February, 2023 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has coordinated a high-level economic delegation visit ... ...

Ethiopia PM Holds First Meeting with Tigray Leaders Since Peace Deal

Voa News | 2023-02-03, 19:55

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other government officials held their first meeting Friday with Tigrayan leaders since a November peace deal, officials and state media said. The two sides evaluated "actions carried out on the implementation of the

Nigeria asks social media giants to curb fake news ahead of election

Reuters | 2023-02-03, 19:48

ABUJA, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Nigeria has asked Google (GOOGL.O) and Meta (META.O) to control the spread of fake news on their platforms ahead of a presidential election this month, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said on Friday. Nigerians go to the polls on Feb.

Pope Francis tells leaders of troubled South Sudan: Enough!

Stars and Stripes | 2023-02-03, 19:44

JUBA, South SudanPope Francis had waited years to visit one of the world's most troubled countries, with one planned trip scuttled because of the coronavirus pandemic, another because of knee pain. And when he finally touched down on Friday - to a

Cape Town’s beaches are dirtier than they seem

Moneyweb | 2023-02-03, 19:08

Several beaches were closed over the holidays, but test results show that water quality at some other beaches is even worse. ...

[TOP STORY] The relevance of the Fear and Greed Index

Moneyweb | 2023-02-03, 19:08

Schalk Louw of PSG Old Oak explains the five pillars of the local index, and the insights it provides investors. ...

SA in talks on new nuclear-fuel deal with Westinghouse

Moneyweb | 2023-02-03, 19:08

Talks about a new pact are 'ongoing and the parties have resolved to expedite the process,' the DMRE said in a statement. ...

Ramaphosa pans Tottenham Hotspur sponsorship deal

Moneyweb | 2023-02-03, 19:08

'We do not think spending so much money in the manner that is being suggested will be justified,' Magwenya said in a text message. ...

Baby among nine dead from cold and thirst on boat in Mediterranean

The Guardian | 2023-02-03, 18:39

Survivors tell Italian authorities vessel carrying about 50 people lost its way trying to cross from Tunisia A baby was among nine people including his mother and a pregnant woman who died of cold and thirst on a boat carrying about 50 migrants across the

Cash And Fuel Crisis Cranks Up Nigeria Election Tensions

MENA FN | 2023-02-03, 18:27

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) AFP Lagos: With just three weeks to go before Nigeria's presidential election, major cash and fuel shortages are stirring up public anger and tensions during campaigning ... ...

Pakistan Threatens Wikipedia With Ban Over 'Blasphemous Content'

MENA FN | 2023-02-03, 18:27

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) AFP Islamabad: Pakistan has threatened to ban Wikipedia if it does not remove 'blasphemous content' from its website by Friday, the latest censorship warning in the deeply ... ...

Impala Platinum half-year refined output hit by worsening power cuts

Mining Dot Com | 2023-02-03, 18:24

Impala’s refined output declined to 1.476 million ounces in the six-month period, down from 1.617 million ounces in the same period last