The first shots of the EFF's national shutdown have been fired, as police clashed with protesters in multiple locations across the country on Sunday night. Police fired shots and arrested protesters near to student residences in Braamfontein in Johannesburg on Sunday night. Footage captured shows police firing bullets at students watching through the windows in apartment buildings in the city centre. In Sebokeng, the Vaal, a small group of protesters barricaded Moshoeshoe Road with burning tyres, hours before the much anticipated national shutdown. Despite the police massive efforts of confiscating tyres put strategically allegedly by protesters, there were scenes across the country where protesters blocked roads with burning tyres.
March 20, 2023 07:13 UTC
Applications are now open for the 13th Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East, which aims to contribute to socio-economic development, support social and environmental innovation, and encourage entrepreneurship. The competition begins with a national stage to collect applications in Orange’s 17 subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East, after which three winners in each market will qualify for the second phase of the competition. These winners will receive EUR25,000 (US$27,000) for first place, EUR15,000 (US$16,000) for second place, and EUR10,000 (US$11,000) for third place. The International Women’s Prize will be awarded for the fourth consecutive year. This prize will be awarded to a woman who offers a technological solution to improve the living conditions of women, with the winner receiving EUR20,000 (US$21,000).
March 20, 2023 07:01 UTC
So he decided to launch the business in another country, and eventually settled upon Morocco after meeting Munir Sofiani in late-2019. EZZAL links the owners of vehicles with those needing to transport items, be they businesses or individuals. “Manufacturers want to transport their products and goods in emergency cases such as truck breakdown or accident. The cargo vans and truck owners are looking for customers daily,” Badr said. EZZAL fills that gap, and has already seen strong uptake from various companies in the sugar and building materials sectors.
March 20, 2023 06:01 UTC
North Korean state media said a ballistic missile equipped with a mock nuclear warhead was tested on March 19, 2023. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks with his daughter during military drills on March 19, 2023. KCNAThe joint drills featured US B-1B strategic bombers, F-35A stealth fighters from the South Korean Air Force and F-16 fighters of the US Air Force. North Korea had ramped up missile launches in protest at the joint US-South Korea war games, firing submarine missiles ahead of the exercises. “This shows that North Korea is developing its nuclear strategy, nuclear operation doctrine, and nuclear command system,” he said.
March 20, 2023 04:37 UTC
Community News Editor / LibrarianJeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.
March 20, 2023 04:01 UTC
NORTHAMPTON — The Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) is hosting two public talks that will examine some diverse subjects, from art and culture of North Africa to a look at how incarcerated people create art. On Wednesday, Abdessamad El Montassir, an artist-in-residence at the college, will discuss his work in photography and film that explores questions of memory, trauma, and the environment in North Africa, particularly in the Sahara Desert. “Marking Time,” which was also named a Smithsonian Book of the Year, shows hows “the imprisoned turn ordinary objects into elaborate works of art,” according to press notes. “The beauty in these often painful images … powerfully reclaims the visual idea of what it means to be imprisoned,” the New York Times Book Reviews says. Fleetwood’s talk, which is part of an endowed Smith program called The Miller Lecture in Art and Art History, takes place at 5:30 p.m. in Weinstein Auditorium in Wright Hall.
March 20, 2023 03:04 UTC
As emphasized in the Government Work Report, China has maintained remarkable economic indicators throughout 2022, even in the face of incredibly challenging circumstances. Currently, the UAE is China's largest non-oil trade partner in the region, and China is the UAE's largest trade partner overall. For the UAE, 2023 is not only a year of economic development but also a unique time to inspire and promote sustainability among all global citizens. I am confident that China is marching toward a brighter future that, true to its goals, will continue to deliver "shared prosperity for all mankind." The opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of China Daily and China Daily website.
March 20, 2023 02:55 UTC
Durian trees planted on the island of Hainan ready for harvest with first fruit expected to hit the market in JuneChina is set to harvest its first crop of home-grown durian with orchards on the island of Hainan forecast to produce over 2,000 tonnes of fruit. According to a report from the South China Morning Post, after four years of cultivation, the durian trees are bearing their fruit fruit which is expected to go on sale in June. The report said analysts believe Chinese-grown durian could reduce domestic prices, deepen “dual circulation” and boost international agricultural cooperation. “The key to mass-marketing domestic durian is about its ability to replicate the taste of those produced in their countries of origin,” Weng said. Instead, it could present an opportunity for cooperation with China sharing the advanced agricultural technology it uses for durian cultivation.
March 20, 2023 02:03 UTC
This photo provided by the North Korean government shows what it says is a ballistic missile in North Pyongan Province, North Korea, on March 19, 2023. North Korea says its ballistic missile launch over the weekend simulated a nuclear attack against South Korea. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)This photo provided by the North Korean government shows what it says is a ballistic missile in North Pyongan Province, North Korea, on March 19, 2023. North Korea says its ballistic missile launch over the weekend simulated a nuclear attack against South Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government.
March 20, 2023 00:10 UTC
RAS AL KHAIMAH, 19th March, 2023 (WAM) -- Winners in the fourth annual Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, have been honoured in a ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Hotel today. The ceremony was sponsored by Ras al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. UAE claimed 118 prizes at this year's edition of Stevie Awards. The total number of winners was 109, who claimed 316 awards, including 121 Gold awards, 92 Silver, and 98 Bronze ones. "We are delighted to recognise the achievements of such a diverse group of organisations across the MENA region in the 2023 edition of the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards,” said Stevie Awards President Maggie Miller.
March 19, 2023 20:52 UTC
Angolan President Joao Lourenco held a three-hour private meeting in Luanda on Saturday with his Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) counterpart, Felix Tshisekedi. The talks came a day after the Angolan parliament approved a year-long deployment of up to 500 soldiers to the troubled eastern DRC. But Luanda said the contingent would only be moved when it was certain that the right conditions existed in the cantonment areas. The troops will help to maintain peace in areas held by the M23 rebel group. The DRC has accused Rwanda of backing the mostly Congolese Tutsi group, a charge that Kigali denies.
March 19, 2023 17:37 UTC
No one really knows, because there are thousands of freelance tyers who do not register with Kenya’s tax authorities. This unusual cottage industry was started in the 1930s by a young Briton after he had broken his back in England playing rugby. By far the biggest markets, however, are in north America and western Europe. As the reputation of Kenya’s fly-tyers has spread farther afield, rival firms have sprung up in the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. Kenyans reckon their ingenuity, speedy delivery, reliability and modest wages should keep them ahead.
March 19, 2023 16:06 UTC
Cyclone Freddy has moved on from Malawi, but it has left behind it a trail of destruction and the risk of an unprecedented cholera outbreak. It is usually spread through contaminated water and, left untreated, it can be fatal within hours, even in previously healthy people. She is currently living in crowded conditions at the Chambo Evacuation Centre in the Zomba District, north-east of Malawi’s commercial capital, Blantyre. While Malawi was already facing its worst cholera outbreak on record before Cyclone Freddy, it is not the only health concern the region now faces as a result of poor sanitation and contaminated water. It is estimated that over 183,000 people fled their homes due to the storm and flood damage caused by Cyclone Freddy.
March 19, 2023 14:41 UTC
Many refer to the debunked but widely shared claim that there are 2 million sub-Saharan Africans in the country of 12 million. The sudden rise in public expressions of racism occurred in the weeks after Tunisian President Kais Saied delivered a widely criticized tirade about undocumented migrants from sub-Saharan Africa. His actions, they say, have unleashed xenophobia and exposed the dark underbelly of anti-Black racism in the country. Marks of NYU Abu Dhabi has collected testimonies from several migrants facing racism in Tunisia and has documented their plight on Twitter. Marks said Saied’s targeting of African migrants was linked to his “political witch hunts,” referring to the government’s crackdown on dissidents.
March 19, 2023 14:40 UTC