How ‘Marikana – the Musical’ Has Contributed to Cultural Amnesia

[The Conversation Africa] Commissions of inquiry are often nothing but cynical political tools to reestablish a form of normalcy after a nation’s traumatic event. It happened in South Africa after the Marikana massacre where on 16 August 2012, the Sout…

[The Conversation Africa] Commissions of inquiry are often nothing but cynical political tools to reestablish a form of normalcy after a nation's traumatic event. It happened in South Africa after the Marikana massacre where on 16 August 2012, the South African Police Service killed 34 striking mine workers. A day later President Jacob Zuma announced a commission of inquiry into the traumatic events.

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Growing More Plants and Trees Can Cut Down the Heat in Nigerian Cities

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria is regarded as a hot country. Average maximum temperature can reach 38 degrees celsius- one of the hottest in sub Saharan Africa. In the last few years extreme heat and intense heatwaves have become a common experience…

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria is regarded as a hot country. Average maximum temperature can reach 38 degrees celsius- one of the hottest in sub Saharan Africa. In the last few years extreme heat and intense heatwaves have become a common experience in both rural and urban areas, showing that the country is getting hotter. This year, the Nigerian Meteorological Agency has warned of an "above danger heat stress".

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Boko Haram Ramps Up Attacks On Refugee Camps in Northeast Nigeria – Aid Agency

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Boko Haram militants are ramping up attacks on sites sheltering people uprooted by the jihadists’ insurgency in northeast Nigeria – pushing the displaced from “one hell into another” – a leading aid agency said on Fr…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Boko Haram militants are ramping up attacks on sites sheltering people uprooted by the jihadists' insurgency in northeast Nigeria - pushing the displaced from "one hell into another" - a leading aid agency said on Friday.

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Man Poses As Woman, Swindles American in Need of Lover of $80,000

[Vanguard] The Police in Osun said on Monday that they have arrested a 23-year-old suspected internet fraudster (name withheld) for allegedly duping an American of 80,000 dollars (N28.8 million).

[Vanguard] The Police in Osun said on Monday that they have arrested a 23-year-old suspected internet fraudster (name withheld) for allegedly duping an American of 80,000 dollars (N28.8 million).

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R60 Billion Constitutional Court Case Against Banks

[GroundUp] More than 225 applicants, mostly from Gauteng townships, have launched a suit in the Constitutional Court, claiming damages from the big banks for home repossession abuse.

[GroundUp] More than 225 applicants, mostly from Gauteng townships, have launched a suit in the Constitutional Court, claiming damages from the big banks for home repossession abuse.

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Commissioner Warns On the Destruction of Property

[SAPS] The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma issued a stern warning on the destruction of property and perpetuation of other criminal activities during service-delivery protest act…

[SAPS] The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma issued a stern warning on the destruction of property and perpetuation of other criminal activities during service-delivery protest action.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa