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Protests force South Africa’s Eskom to widen power cuts

Protests force South Africa’s Eskom to widen power cuts

SOUTH AFRICAN state power company Eskom said it would be forced to widen electricity cuts as labour protests linked to deadlocked wage talks disrupt operations. The utility, which has struggled to...
Ghislaine Maxwell seeks to curb accusers’ testimony at sentencing

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks to curb accusers’ testimony at sentencing

JONATHAN STEMPEL GHISLAINE Maxwell urged a U.S. judge not to admit testimony from four female accusers at her sentencing next Tuesday for aiding the financier Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of und...
Nigerian historian and thinker Toyin Falola on decolonising the academy in Africa

Nigerian historian and thinker Toyin Falola on decolonising the academy in Africa

NIGERIAN intellectual and historian Toyin Falola’s latest book is called Decolonizing African Studies: Knowledge Production, Agency, and Voice. It sets out to respond to the urgen...
Argentine courts to try Maradona doctors, nurses for homicide

Argentine courts to try Maradona doctors, nurses for homicide

RAMIRO SCANDALO EIGHT people who took care of soccer legend Diego Maradona will be tried in Argentina courts for homicide, according to a ruling released following an investigation into his Novemb...
Why it’s crucial to safeguard the ancient practice of finding wild honey with birds

Why it’s crucial to safeguard the ancient practice of finding wild honey with birds

IN parts of Africa, a small bird called the Greater Honeyguide (Indicator indicator) helps people search for honey. It approaches people and chatters and flies in the direction of a wild bees’ nest, ...