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South Africa once again named the world’s most unequal country

A World Bank report has re-ranked South Africa as the most unequal society in the World Bank’s global poverty database. Ranked number one out of 164 countries and the largest South African Customs Union (SACU) country, the report found that inequality more than doubles when race is factored in as a contributor to inequality. β€œAt […]

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Endangered bat not seen in Rwanda in four decades

A critically endangered bat species not seen in 40 years has been found in Rwandawith the “incredible” discovery that delighted conservationists who feared it was already extinct. But the Hill’s Horseshoe Bat was, in fact, still clinging to life in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest β€” a dense rainforest home to endangered mountain gorillas β€” according to […]

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‘No, you’re not going to lose free-to-air TV in SA’ – Department

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies said it has noticed misinformation and fake news about an imminent loss of free-to-air television in South Africa. Reports emerged that 14 million South Africans would lose free television by March 31, 2022 after the department completed its digital migration. The department said the misinformation aims to create […]

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UK finally confronts the Russian cash cow

From sanctions against oligarchs to the end of “golden visas”, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has prompted the UK to tackle a system that has courted Russian money for decades – sometimes of dubious origin. “It’s the end of an era,” Dominic Grieve, a lawyer and former Conservative MP who served as Attorney General under […]

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Covid-19 can affect the body and brain months after infection

Researchers have steadily gathered important insights into the effects of Covid-19 on the body and brain. Two years after the pandemic, these findings raise concerns about the long-term effects the coronavirus may have on biological processes such as aging. As a cognitive neuroscientist, my previous research has focused on understanding how normal brain changes associated […]

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Rural women still struggle to access abortion services, MPs told

The availability of abortion services is still out of reach for women who are mostly poor and in rural areas, the Commission on Gender Equality That is what CGE said on Wednesday. Pregnant women faced with such a predicament have no choice but to turn to the deadly illegal termination of pregnancy, despite the fact […]

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As inflation bites, Nigerians are turning to herbal remedies

Despite his job in the financial services industry in the north Nigerian city of Kanotwo years ago, Usman Ahmad began purchasing cheaper herbal remedies to treat his family’s ailments after rising inflation pushed modern drugs beyond his budget. Africa’s most populous country is experiencing double-digit inflation, especially high food prices, and many Nigerians are looking […]

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Western Cape diverges from SA stance on Russia in support of Ukraine

The Western Cape has distanced itself from what it calls “South Africa’s ambiguous stance” on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The provincial cabinet met on Wednesday morning to discuss a wide range of topics, including the Russian invasion. “One concern that was discussed was the illegal invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation and the ambiguous […]

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SA mainly exposed to wheat imports, not maize |

The effects of the war in Ukraine will mainly expose South Africa to wheat imports, but not to corn, which we have plenty of. Together, Russia and Ukraine export about 29% of the world’s wheat, 14% of the world’s corn and 60% of the world’s sunflower oil. This will immediately ring alarm bells for consumers […]

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Gunmen in northwestern Nigeria kill 19 security personnel

Gunmen in Nigeria killed 19 security personnel, including 13 soldiers, in an attack in the northwestern state kebaba security source and residents said Wednesday. The fighting broke out late Tuesday in Kanya, a village in Danko-Wasagu district, just a day after dozens of members of a self-defense militia were killed in the same area. At […]