DOZENS HURT IN LEBANON CLASHES ON BLAST ANNIVERSARY

Wed 04 August 2021: Dozens were injured Wednesday when Lebanese police clashed with protesters demanding accountability for last year’s Beirut port explosion, a short distance from the main event marking the tragedy’s first anniversary. Scuffles in central Beirut broke out between riot police and stone-lobbing protesters, who lit a fire and tried to storm the […]

9-YR-OLD DALIT GIRL GANG-RAPED AND FORCIBLY CREMATED IN DELHI

Wed 04 August 2021: A nine-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped, murdered, and cremated by her attackers in the Purana Nangal area of South West Delhi, India, on Sunday evening, reported The Print. Four suspects were arrested Monday — a priest, Radhe Shyam, along with Laxmi Narayan and Kuldeep who worked with the priest, and Salim, […]

SOUTH AFRICA: 12 NATIONAL PARKS GO CASH-FREE FROM SEPTEMBER

Wed 04 August 2021: The South African National Parks (SANParks) says it will be going cash-free from 1 September 2021. The cash free payment system will be implemented in two phases with several parks implementing this approach from the 2021/22 financial year and the remaining parks implementing the system in the 2022/ 23 fiscal year. […]

BARBIE UNVEILS DOLL OF VACCINOLOGIST DAME SARAH GILBERT

Wed 04 August 2021: Barbie-maker Mattel Inc. has unveiled a doll of Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, the scientist behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Gilbert, who led the development of the Covid vaccine at Oxford University, said she initially found the gesture “very strange” but hoped it would inspire young girls to work in science, technology, engineering and […]

WHO CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON COVID BOOSTER TO ADDRESS UNEQUAL GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION OF JABS

Wed 04 August 2021: WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on that the World Health Organization (WHO) is asking for a halt on booster COVID-19 vaccination doses until the end of September to ensure equal access to vaccines around the world. He said the move was to enable that at least 10% of the […]

9-YR-OLD DALIT GIRL GANG-RAPED AND FORCIBLY CREMATED IN DELHI

Wed 04 August 2021: A nine-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped, murdered, and cremated by her attackers in the Purana Nangal area of South West Delhi, India, on Sunday evening, reported The Print. Four suspects were arrested Monday — a priest, Radhe Shyam, along with Laxmi Narayan and Kuldeep who worked with the priest, and Salim, […]

PODCAST | DID THE GATES FOUNDATION’S PROGRAM TO FEED AFRICA FAIL?

Wed 04 August 2021: With the recent announcement of Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce, many people are asking questions about the Foundation’s future. But this is not the first time questions about the foundation have been asked. One development expert we spoke with claims AGRA, Bill Gates’ two decade old program to feed Africa through agriculture, […]

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