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South African parliament questioned over media policy

South African parliament questioned over media policy

Parliamentary media policy in South Africa will be subject to legal advice after complaints journalists have a lack of freedom in reporting government proceedings. The move follows a call to ban journalist Deon de Lange from reporting on parliament, after he allegedly breached reporting protocol by speaking to a parliament official without permission. De Lange […]

Genocide Watch upgrades South Africa to Stage 6 “Preparation”

Genocide Watch upgraded South Africa to stage 5 (polarization) from 2001 – 2011 because the country’s racial divisions continued, there was a high level of youth unemployment in the black population, and the country had an appalling crime rate, including one of the world’s worst rape rates gainsays all groups in the country. Genocide Watch has […]

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Stem cells may save rhinos from extinction

The odds aren’t great for male northern white rhinos looking for love. Only two females are left on the planet, and imminent extinction does not seem to make rhinos particularly horny: the last time this captive population produced a baby was in 2000. Now, there may be a way to save this and other endangered […]

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Gigantic Water Harvesting Skyscrapers Could Solve Sudan’s Drought

Darfur has long been plagued by significant droughts, however in 2007 scientists at Boston University discovered the region has one of the biggest underwater lakes in the world. Putting these two facts together, Polish firm H3AR designed an incredible water-harvesting skyscraper that would draw h2o from underground and create an artificial lake! Watertower, H3AR architecture, […]

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5.5 Million Free CFL Bulbs Giveaway in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s electricity authority is planning a giveaway of around 5.5 million energy-saving CFLs in order to reduce their own energy consumption. “We will give the compact fluorescent lamps for free in exchange for incandescent bulbs which we will destroy. This is an immediate term response to relieve our clients from load-shedding,” said Zimbabwe Electricity Supply […]

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Egyptian man names daughter ‘Facebook’

An Egyptian man in his early twenties has named his newborn daughter ‘Facebook’ following the 2011 Egyptian Revolution which was almost solely organized on the social-networking site Facebook. The father, Gamal Ibrahim, told the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram that he gave his child the name to “express his joy at the achievements made by the January […]

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Swaziland to receive financial bailout from South Africa

The small African nation of Swaziland will receive a financial bailout from neighbouring South Africa. The South African government agreed to a loan of 2.4 billion rand ($350 million) after several organisations including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rejected King Mswati III’s request for a bailout. King Mswati III released a statement about the bailout […]

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Drought stricken Somalia nears famine

When Warfa, was asked about the arrest of two aid workers by al Shabaab, one with UNICEF, Warfa did not confirm or deny it. Instead he emphasized the desperate need of Somalians for assistance. Although some feared a new Kenyan camp would result in more Somalis fleeing to Kenya, Kenya has announced in will open […]

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