November 16, 2018

Young scientists develop enviro-friendly bricks made out of urine

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By HEATHER DOCKRAY From Mashable Scientists still haven’t developed a cure for the common cold, but who cares? The young scientists of the world are focusing their attention on what matters most: bricks made out of piss. A group of South African students recently developed a brick made out of human urine. It’s a radical […]

Cayman Islands DOI enforcing the law

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration’s (DOI) Enforcement Division continues operations to tackle illegal immigration and bolster compliance with the country’s immigration laws. Through proactive patrols and operations, DOI officers enforce the law to enhance public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. After reviewing the final data […]

The best countries in Africa for a safari experience

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By Ashyln Molly From Travel Blissful Africa is blessed to be a diverse haven for unforgettable safari experiences. From witnessing the famed Big 5 in South Africa, cruising in mokoros down the complex waterways of the Okavango Delta in Botswana to watching the legendary wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara, memories will be ingrained in […]

3 suspected poachers were eaten by lions after breaking into a South African game reserve to hunt rhinos

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By Shehab Khan, The Independent From Business Insider At least three suspected poachers were killed and eaten by lions after breaking into a game reserve to hunt rhinos.  A head and body parts were found in the Sibuya Game Reserve in Eastern Province, South Africa.  The suspected poachers were thought to be looking to steal rhino horns […]

Inside Life: “Jamaica to UK, the Reggae Revolution”

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BY VINETTE K. PRYCE From Caribbean Life “Jamaica to UK, the Reggae Revolution” themes IRD’s 2018 Celebration of 50 Years of Reggae & Synergy With England. A mention of the word reggae and folks may conjure images of red, gold and green, Rastafarians, Jamaica, music, dance and maybe even scents from puffs of aromatic weed […]

Outrage in South Africa as principal is caught on video having sex with schoolgirls

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BY ISMAIL AKWEI From FACE2FACE Africa A South African school principal has resigned after videos and pictures of him engaging in sexual acts with high school pupils were leaked on social media. Gregory Fisch, the principal of Reiger Park NR 2 High School in Boksburg, Gauteng province, tendered in his resignation last Monday after the […]

Sub-Saharan African startup

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A look back at the year that the Sub-Saharan African startup scene found its stride By Jake Bright From TechCrunch African tech in 2017 was about the normalization of market events mostly absent even a decade ago. There were acquisitions, multiple investment rounds, lots of expansion, big strategic partnerships and some surprise failures. Africa is […]

What next for Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe: Division and hatred? Or ‘One Love?’

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By: Earl Bousquet From telesurtv Bob Marley, if alive today, would probably have hesitated to write another song to replace “Zimbabwe.” The Caribbean has long had a close association with the Southern African liberation struggle and movements, especially the role played by Cuban soldiers in beating back the racist South African forces trying to turn […]

Barclays slashes in South African Unit

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From The Siasat Daily British banking giant Barclays said Thursday it has further reduced its stake in its South African operations as part of a global strategic re-think unveiled last year. Barclays said in a statement that it had placed a stake of 33.7 percent in Barclays Africa with institutional investors, raising some £2.224 billion […]

Gender row athlete Caster Semenya marries long-term partner

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From Caribbean News Service PRETORIA, Jan 11 2017 – Gender-row athlete Caster Semenya married her long-time partner in an extravagant ‘white wedding’ ceremony which coincided with her birthday – a double celebration she was delighted to share with her fans. The 800m Olympic gold medalist wore a ‘Prince Charming-style’ outfit of embroidered jacket, gold breeches […]