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Zambia delays reopening of schools over virus fears

Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu on Friday ordered schools to delay reopening by two weeks. Schools were due to open on January 18 but will now...
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Iran’s smog, blackouts made worse by power-sapping crypto mining

Outages have been compounded by cryptocurrency mining, which uses banks of high-powered computers. Cities across Iran have been cloaked in thick layers of toxic smog...
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Ten years on, anger grows in Tunisian town where ‘Arab Spring’ began

Ten years ago, a fruit seller set himself ablaze in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid after an altercation with a policewoman about where...

Nigerian emerges fourth Black to be inducted into US NASA’s Inventors Hall of Fame

A Nigerian-American, Engineer Robert Sylvester Okojie, has been inducted into the United States of America’s National Aeronautics Space Administration’s Inventors Hall of Fame. This prestigious...

Kenyan schools to reopen fully in January amid soaring coronavirus infections

Kenya’s ministry of education said on Monday that basic learning institutions would reopen fully in January, even as the country grapples with surging COVID-19 infections...

Google shutting down VR field trip app Expeditions

Google is ending support for its Expeditions virtual reality app. The app, which offered educational VR tours, will be removed from iOS and Android app...

Senegal reopens schools after months-long virus break

Senegalese children resumed classes on Thursday after the government closed schools in March in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the West...

HRW: Foreigners ‘live in constant fear’ in South Africa

Foreign nationals in South Africa suffer “routine” harassment, violence and discrimination by locals and government authorities, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. The group...

Zimbabwe eases virus restrictions as exam classes start

Zimbabwe on Tuesday lifted a ban on inter-city travel and extended working hours as the government gradually re-opens the economy by easing Covid-19 restrictions. The...