[News24Wire] Details about decades-old investigations into top police officers, mafioso Vito Palazzolo, and the “malicious” treatment of the then-head of former president Nelson Mandela’s investigative unit, are expected to emerge in a sensational court case.
THE kingdom presented its shift from the Islamic to the Gregorian calendar as a leap into modernity. In April the dynamic deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad bin Salman, chose to call his transformation plan Vision 2030, not Vision 1451 after the corresponding Islamic year as traditionalists might have preferred. Recently his cabinet declared that the administration is adopting a solar calendar in place of the old lunar one
Organic, locally sourced and woefully inefficient SINCE the 1960s farm production has risen fourfold in Africa.
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -South Africa has been ranked fourth on Condé Nast’s list of the Top 20 countries in the world to visit.
[IPS] United Nations -UN member states “are going beyond rhetoric and earnestly working to achieve real progress” towards the Sustainable Goals, the members of the Group of 77 and China said in a ministerial statement delivered here on 18 July.
[Monitor] Forty years on, much has been said, written and acted about the audacious Operation Thunderbolt, in which the Israeli army raided Entebbe Airport and rescued 103 hostages, from the grip of Palestinian hijackers.
[SciDev.Net] Failure to provide adequate healthcare for transgender people is holding back development in Africa and the Middle East, a study reveals today.
[SciDev.Net]The latest list of the world’s most highly cited researchers features few scientists based in developing countries – and none from Africa outside South Africa – exposing the North-South divide and raising questions on how the impact of science is measured.
[SciDev.Net]Eight young innovators from developing countries will showcase their award-winning digital solutions to development challenges at an event this week run by a UN agency.
[Health-e]Barcelona -South Africa is the only country in the world where a large AIDS vaccine trial is being planned, as the global scientific community struggles to find a way to eradicate HIV.