CBU Lecturers Shun Classes

Copperbelt University has reopened amidst fears that lecturers may not report for lecturers. A check at the university this morning by a phoenix news crew found scores of students reporting to campus while others were ready to go to class. However, lecturers seem not willing to go to class as they are demanding the stepping down of vice chancellor…
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Egypt’s parliament approves islands deal to Saudi Arabia

Egypt's parliament has given its approval to a controversial plan to transfer sovereignty of two largely uninhabited islands to Saudi Arabia. The deal, to hand over the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir, was agreed during a visit to Egypt by Saudi King Salman in April 2016. It sparked rare protests in Egypt, with the president accused of…
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Global diarrhoea deaths down by a third.

The number of children dying worldwide of diarrhoea fell by a third between 2005 and 2015, researchers have found. The Lancet study says better access to clean water and sanitation is key, with fewer weak and malnourished children becoming infected. New vaccines have also had a positive impact. However, diarrhoea is still the fourth-biggest killer…
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Ransomware: Cyber-attack threat escalating – Europol

Friday's cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, Europol chief Rob Wainwright says. Speaking to Britain's ITV, he said the world faced an escalating threat, and there was concern about the level of potential attacks on Monday morning. The virus took control of users' files, demanding payments; Russia and the UK were…
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