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29th-Nov-2016 06:57 pm - Outrageous
‘After the beating’: Moroccan TV airs makeup tips for hiding domestic violence

The makeup tutorial, aired Wednesday on Moroccan state television, instructed viewers how to use concealer to “camouflage the traces of violence against women,” spurring outrage on social media that prompted an apology from the channel. The segment was broadcast two days before the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Guardian reported.
18th-Nov-2016 09:03 am - Trump and Africa
U.S. Experts Urge Trump to Engage Africa

Top U.S experts who have advised Republican leaders on Africa are concerned about President-elect Donald J. Trump's failure to include any Africans, except Egypt’s ruler, in the first round of calls to foreign heads of state. Two of the advisors are urging Trump to pay attention to the continent, which they argue would serve American business and national security interests.
9th-Nov-2016 03:30 pm - First reaction to the shock
How typically American. Just when the British do something incredibly stupid, America immediately out-dumbs them.

Still, I'm glad we South Africans have finally given up the first place in the Most Outrageous President ranking. Now Zuma is somewhere between Trump and Duarte.
7th-Nov-2016 10:32 am - The clock is ticking...
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3rd-Nov-2016 09:04 am - Women will Lead Global Health
'Women will Lead Global Health'

In a recent article John Flannery, President and CEO at GE Healthcare, predicts that the global healthcare industry will propel more women into leadership roles. He points out that currently "only 38% of the top global health jobs are held by woman. While women contribute $3 trillion to the global healthcare industry, nearly half of their work is unpaid." GE Healthcare is already working to improve maternal health in Africa and the developing world by empowering more midwives.
29th-Oct-2016 12:09 am - The sauce must flow!
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23rd-Oct-2016 10:04 am - More disgrace
South Africa to withdraw from war crimes court

South Africa has formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), notifying the UN of its decision.
11th-Oct-2016 01:15 pm - Very true
23rd-Sep-2016 07:13 pm - Joseph's machines
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16th-Sep-2016 09:26 pm - SA’s economic freedom plummets
SA’s economic freedom plummets

South Africa’s economic freedom ranking has slipped several notches, the 2016 survey has found.

The latest Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report, released on Thursday by the Free Market Foundation in conjunction with Canada’s Fraser Institute, shows SA has slipped to position 105 out of 159 countries, down from 93 a year ago.
This invention by a British student could save millions of lives across the world

A 22-year-old British student has invented a mobile fridge that could save millions of lives across the world.
8th-Sep-2016 10:10 am - The end of hunger
We Can End Global Hunger - Kofi Annan

For the first time in human history, the end of hunger is within our reach.

While courageous and passionate individuals have been working to end this scourge for decades, a recent confluence of political will, public-private partnerships and funding has made the fulfilment of this ambition possible.

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31st-Aug-2016 10:02 am - A new tech uni
SADC to Establish Tech University

Sadc could soon establish a fund to drive its major development programmes and open a technical vocational education university to bolster its industrialisation trajectory. At the 36th sadc Heads of State and Government Summit here yesterday, newly-appointed sadc Chair King Mswati III of Swaziland said numerous regional initiatives were stalling due to funding incapacity.King Mswati III, who took over the rotational sadc Chairmanship from Botswana President Lieutenant-General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama, said his "energies are focused towards raising these funds", and implored Member States to commit resources.
27th-Aug-2016 12:14 am - The Stop Trump game
I came across this flash game which is not exactly the Punch Candidate X type of game, and it got me hooked up for the best part of an hour. Yeah I know, I'm a guilty procrastinator!

24th-Aug-2016 01:31 pm - Re: the burqa ban
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Fake human sacrifice filmed at Cern, with pranking scientists suspected

Spokeswoman at high temple of particle physics suggests ‘scientific users’ of the Geneva facility ‘let their humour go too far’ with staging of occult rite

I think this is just brilliant. And the most priceless part? The way it riled up the conspiracy junkies. :-)
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