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Remembering South Africa’s Desmond Tutu and his connection to North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — The loss this week of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu offers an incredible flashback to what this reporter calls a mountaintop moment and experience. In 1994, WBTV’s Steve Crump got full access to him in Capetown, South Africa, during a US-sanctioned trade mission led by former North Carolina Governor James B. […]

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Mount Kenya running mates may not win extra votes for Raila and Ruto

ODM leader Raila Odinga with Vice President William Ruto during Jamuhuri Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens Nairobi on December 12, 2021. [Emmanuel Wanson] As preparations for the 2022 election begin to take shape, some say it will be a two-horse race between Vice President William Ruto and handshake candidate Uhuru-Raila. However, the latest news in […]

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Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate in South Africa, dies at 90 | Chicago News

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu addresses new graduates of the University of Oklahoma, during a ceremony at the university after receiving an honorary degree, Tuesday, April 25, 2000 in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/J. Pat Carter, File) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning South African icon, uncompromising enemy of the country’s racist policies of […]

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Kenya Moore on RHOA, DWTS, Daughter Brooklyn, Ultimate Girls Trip: 2021 Recap

Kenya Moore has certainly had plenty of good news, good spirits and “fabulous downwind” moments to look back on as the year draws to a close. The Real Housewives of Atlanta the actor had a pretty eventful 2021, with more than a few memorable ones — and extra special — remarkable experiences, including his debut […]

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Falling cases may show South Africa’s omicron peak has passed – The Denver Post

JOHANNESBURG – The notable drop in the number of new COVID-19 cases in South Africa in recent days could signal that the dramatic outbreak caused by omicron in the country has passed its peak, according to medical experts. The daily virus case count is notoriously unreliable, as it can be affected by spotty testing, reporting […]

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Kenya bans unvaccinated people from public places despite court order

NAIROBI, KENYA— Kenya’s Ministry of Health has announced that it will enforce a rule requiring people to be vaccinated against COIVD-19 to access public services, places and events. The department is moving forward with the warrant despite a court order that postponed it pending a hearing next month. A new report from Kenya’s Ministry of […]

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Live cameras from Reid Park Zoo bring the safari to you (VIDEO)

You can go on a game drive without leaving your couch and you’ll probably get better views from there. Reid Park Zoo’s live cameras show some of the most popular animals up close, so you can watch the creatures from the comfort of your home. Your safari outfit can even be your pajamas. The Reid […]

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Omicron Ground Zero in South Africa has already peaked

Even as the world panics over the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, South Africa’s Department of Health has delivered encouraging news. On Friday, South Africa’s Health Minister Joe Phaahla said hospitalizations were down with Omicron cases compared to previous waves like the deadly Delta surge, and those in hospital rarely needed medical […]

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Fuliza mobile overdraft facility outperforms Silicon Valley-backed lending apps in Kenya – TechCrunch

A digital mobile overdraft facility dubbed Fuliza by Kenya’s biggest telecom operator Safaricom Plc is giving the country’s popular lending apps a run for their money just three years after its launch. Fuliza gives Safaricom customers access to unsecured credit by overdrafting M-Pesa – the telecom company’s mobile money wallet that allows its users to […]

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South Africa says vaccines and natural immunity limit latest wave of Covid | South Africa

Vaccines and high levels of previous exposure to the coronavirus in South Africa appear to protect against the most severe symptoms seen in the previous three waves of the pandemic, according to the country’s health minister. The suggestion that prior exposure to another variant of the coronavirus – or vaccination – could provide protection against […]

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Kandi Burruss shares a photo of her daughter Blaze and Kenya Moore’s daughter Brooklyn

Congratulations Insider Exclusive! Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive videos, sweepstakes and more! Register for free to see Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore recently spent time together with their little ones — Kandi’s daughter Blaze Tucker and Kenya’s daughter Brooklyn Doris Daly. Kandi, who was in fact the first of The […]

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African restitution debate should include films — Quartz Africa

In a memorable and haunting closing scene for the film The black of…, by the “father of African cinema” Ousmane Sembene, a young Senegalese boy hides behind a ceremonial mask as he follows a white man through the streets of Dakar in a newly independent Senegal. The white man quickens his pace, ends up running, […]

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Africa: Alhaji Osman appointed Director of International Relations for Africa Cities Devt Consult

Alhaji Khuzaima Mohammed Osman has been appointed Director of International Relations for African Cities Development Consult Ltd. African Cities Development Consult Ltd is Ghana’s leading youth-led private company which, together with its counterparts in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico, is organizing the first trade and investment conference in West Africa and Latin America. The conference aims […]

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Six dead giraffes: Kenya’s drought horror captured in a single image | Kenya

Six dead giraffes lie spiraling on the dry earth, their bodies emaciated and intertwined. The aerial shot, taken by the photojournalist Ed Ramshows the devastation of Kenya’s drought, which has left people and animals struggling for food and water. Already weak, the animals had died after getting stuck in the mud, according to Getty Images. […]

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7 iPhone and iPad Safari extensions to install

FellowNeko/Shutterstock.com With the arrival of iOS 15, Safari for iPhone and iPad got the appropriate extensions. Apple has taken the same curated approach to the App Store as it did with Safari for Mac, vastly improving Safari’s web browsing capabilities. Here are some of the highlights and a brief overview of how extensions work on […]

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Raila Odinga: Kenya’s diehard presidential hopeful

Published on: 10/12/2021 – 16:04Amended: 10/12/2021 – 16:02 Nairobi (AFP) – Raila Amolo Odinga, a veteran Kenyan political leader and former prime minister, has long portrayed himself as an anti-establishment arsonist, despite belonging to one of the country’s major political dynasties. Now 76, Odinga announced his candidacy for the August presidential election on Friday, after […]

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Omicron more severe? South Africa says no sign of it yet

JOHANNESBURG – South African scientists see no signs that the Omicron coronavirus variant is causing more severe illness, they said on Friday, as officials announced plans to roll out vaccine boosters with daily infections approaching a record high. South Africa alerted the world to Omicron late last month, raising alarm that the highly mutated variant […]

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Covid News: South Africa has one of the best vaccination rates on the continent

A health worker welcomed people to a pop-up vaccination center in August, in East Rand, South Africa, as part of a move to help the government speed up the vaccination campaign in remote communities across the country .Credit…Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters On the face of it, the emergence of the Omicron variant is the unfortunate realization of […]

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New COVID strain hits revival of South Africa’s international tourism trade

South Africa famous for its wildlife, its landscapes, its vineyards Omicron-driven travel restrictions deter international customers Roughly R1bn lost due to no-shows – Tourism sector CEO More pain if travel bans persist, warns Sun International CAPE TOWN, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Rushdi Harper’s travel agency in Cape Town was just beginning to recover from a […]

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Field Museum curator to highlight exhibition on innovation in Africa

Foreman Bandama is an African archaeologist and curator at the Field Museum, but he doesn’t want you to visit the Africa exhibit just yet. “If you said let’s go to the Africa room today, I wouldn’t want to go with you,” Bandama said. The display case has not been updated since it opened to the […]

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Biden names Meg Whitman ambassador to Kenya

Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi, speaks in Laguna Beach, California on October 22, 2019. Mike Blake | Reuters President Joe Biden has chosen Meg Whitman, a big-budget political donor and former CEO of Hewlett Packard, to be his ambassador to Kenya. Whitman spent decades in high-level corporate positions, but she was also politically active for […]

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Kenya’s president signs new law to control digital lenders, apps have six months to apply for licenses – TechCrunch

Over the past decade, many mobile loan applications have been launched in Kenya, due to the growing need for quick loans. However, these startups have operated in an unregulated environment – until today, when the country’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, approved a new law that gives the country’s monetary authority, the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) […]

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South Africa fuels hope for Omicron as it averts wave of hospitalizations

The spike in COVID-19 cases in South Africa following the emergence of the Omicron variant has not overwhelmed hospitals so far, prompting cautious optimism that the new strain could primarily cause mild illnesses. Early data from South Africa, the epicenter of the omicron variant outbreak, is “a bit encouraging about the severity,” Anthony Fauci, chief […]

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This Safari extension replaces YouTube’s video player with a player that supports PiP and more [U]

It’s no secret that using YouTube in your iPhone or iPad browser is a rather unpleasant experience. And in many ways YouTube’s “native” app isn’t much better. That’s where a new Safari extension called “Vinegar” comes in to save the day. Update December 4, 2021: Vinegar received a nice update today with a host of […]

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Netflix to Release New Documentary About Myrtle Beach Safari’s ‘Doc’ Antle

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — Netflix will release a new documentary focusing on Myrtle Beach Safari’s “Doc” Antle, infamous for his role in “Tiger King.” The documentary will be released on the streaming platform on December 10, according to the official trailer released on Friday. The documentary will be a three-part series “recounting his lifelong […]

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South Africa hit by Omicron could be a glimpse of the future

JOHANNESBURG – Dr Sikhulile Moyo was analyzing COVID-19 samples in his lab in Botswana last week when he noticed they looked strikingly different from others. Within days, the world was aflame with the news that the coronavirus had a worrying new variant – one that appears to be driving a dramatic rise in South Africa […]

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Covid updates: South Africa identifies new variant

Vaccination rates in South Africa are well below the national target, administering only 130,000 out of a daily target of 300,000.Credit…Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters Scientists in South Africa on Thursday identified a worrying new variant of the coronavirus with mutations that one scientist said marked a “great leap in evolution”, prompting several countries to rapidly limit travel […]

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COVID cases are rising in South Africa, a sign that the Omicron wave is coming

South Africa alerted the world to the Omicron variant. Now the data from South Africa can serve as a warning of what we face. Driving the news: South Africa recorded 11,535 new cases on Thursday with 22.4% testing positive – compared to an average of around 300 new cases, with a test positivity rate of […]

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Kenyan environmental activists hail US support for plastic pact

WATAMU, KENYA — Environmental activists in Kenya hail US support for a global pact to tackle plastic pollution in the oceans. Meanwhile, a community initiative is doing its part by collecting and recycling plastic washed up on beaches in Kenya, where people depend on tourism for a living. There are mountains of plastic waste on […]

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New Covid-19 cases in South Africa almost double in 1 day amid omicron variant

Johannesburg – New cases of Covid-19 in South Africa nearly doubled in a day, authorities reported Wednesday, signaling a dramatic rise in the country where scientists detected the omicron variant last week. New confirmed cases rose to 8,561 on Wednesday from 4,373 a day earlier, according to official statistics. South African scientists have said they […]

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Longview family stuck in South Africa after confusion over travel restrictions due to omicron variant

LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) – A Longview family is stranded in South Africa due to confusion surrounding the new COVID-19 variant, omicron. Kathryn and Dane Matney went to visit their son John in South Africa. Their stay was only supposed to last two weeks, but it turned into a month-long visit. The Matneys boarded their plane, […]