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2017-09-16 09:00 am

White giraffes

Watch Rare White Giraffes Spotted in Kenya
http://allafrica.com/view/group/main/main/id/00055349.html

The unique giraffes suffer from a genetic condition called leucism, which prevents pigmentation in skin cells and results in a white, pale colour. The rangers got the information from a villager who claimed to have sighted a pair of rare white giraffes, a mother and its child.
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2017-09-11 02:21 pm

In the wake of what is happening in Myanmar

Aung's silence has been nothing short of shameful. Once a Nobel Peace prize laureate, praised as a heroic opposition leader, is now turning the other way and pretending she is not seeing the blatant violation of human rights. I guess that is what happens when the dissident becomes a ruler.
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2017-09-02 09:50 am

An almost extinct language

Apparently, only three people can speak ‘N|uu’ – SA’s oldest language
https://www.thesouthafrican.com/apparently-only-three-people-can-speak-nuu-sas-oldest-language/?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&link_time=1504162294

Just three people residing in the Northern Cape are allegedly the last trio who can fluently speak it. They are all aged 80 or above however, and face a race against time to preserve their mother tongue.
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2017-08-31 04:17 pm
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2017-08-24 02:06 pm
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2017-08-11 02:41 pm

Cannot knock out the unknockable...

South African President Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote by Parliament
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/weakened-south-africa-president-faces-new-no-confidence-vote-by-parliament/2017/08/08/b1524160-7baf-11e7-b2b1-aeba62854dfa_story.html?utm_term=.b0d1eb070cfb

South African President Jacob Zuma survived a parliamentary vote Tuesday that could have pushed him from office, hanging on to sufficient backing within his African National Congress party amid growing claims of corruption and worries about a stumbling economy.
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2017-08-06 09:36 am

SA's two new big stars

Usain Bolt is certain this sprinter is world athletics’ next big superstar
https://qz.com/1046652/usain-bolt-says-south-africas-wayde-van-niekerk-is-athletics-next-superstar/
His star status was recently rubber-stamped as Usain Bolt, athletics’ superstar of the past decade, said van Niekerk could replace him as the sport’s main star.

It’s gold: Manyonga wins South Africa’s first medal at IAAF World Championships
https://www.thesouthafrican.com/its-gold-manyonga-wins-south-africas-first-medal-at-iaaf-world-championships/
Luvo Manyonga added yet another medal to his ever expanding stack of silverware while teammate Ruswahl Samaai grabbed bronze.
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2017-08-02 02:52 pm
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2017-06-26 04:23 pm

What sort of parent must one be...

Man jailed for dangling baby from window in Algeria
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40339723

A court in Algeria has sentenced a man to two years in prison for dangling a baby out of a window in order to attract "likes" on Facebook.
nairiporter: (sunrays)
2017-06-02 10:07 am

Make America covfefe again!

The Twittersphere is buzzing again! Trump has spoken! And what a word he has invented!



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2017-05-26 11:28 am

Telling time.

Interesting way to tell time, no doubt.

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nairiporter: (sunrays)
2017-05-17 10:00 am

The need for diversification

African Govts Urged to Diversify Economies
http://allafrica.com/stories/201705170156.html

African governments have been urged to focus on growing intra-African trade and diversifying their economies to stop reliance on commodities to reduce vulnerability to external shocks.

According to a statement from African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI), continued commodity price decline and current geopolitical uncertainties are also affecting trade on the continent. This was at the 17th annual general meeting of African Trade Insurance Agency in Nairobi, Kenya last week.
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2017-05-09 11:16 am

To my princess

Lindiwe is celebrating her 4th birthday today. Stay bright, my sunshine!

Oh and it's party time!!! :-)
nairiporter: (sunrays)
2017-05-04 11:15 am

He is such a buzzkill...

While we are about alarmist apocalyptic predictions, let me mention Stephen Hawking. The older he gets, the more pessimistic he seems to be. Now he is saying that humankind should colonise another planet within the next 100 years if it wants to prevent its own extinction. In a new documentary that he is making for BBC, he will make his argument in favour of space colonisation for the sake of self-preservation, and explores the relevant possibilities to teraform another planet:

http://www.firstpost.com/world/humans-must-leave-earth-in-100-years-colonise-another-planet-to-survive-stephen-hawking-3422880.html

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2017-04-24 09:50 am

New AU chairman

New AU Chief Puts Peace Back On the Agenda
http://allafrica.com/stories/201704230032.html

The scene is not a familiar one at the African Union (AU): the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson, in shirtsleeves, walking in the blazing sun down an unpaved alley in a war-torn country. Yet this picture of Moussa Faki Mahamat, the new AUC chairperson, on a visit to South Sudan, is probably the first of many.