The World Ponders the United States of Confusion
There were those whose reactions to the divided result of the U.S. midterm election were predictable. In Italy, Donald Trump idolizer Matteo Salvini, the increasingly powerful interior minister, saw it much like as his mentor did: a clear Republican victory. He tweeted: “Congratulations to President Trump for the seats he won at the Senate and those he held in crucial states against everyone: left-wing journalists, actors, singers, directors and pseudo-intellectuals.”
Former president alleges fraud in Madagascar election
Former Madagascar president Hery Rajaonarimampianina has alleged “many voting irregularities” in this week’s election, raising fears of protests and a disputed result.
Teaching African girls to thrive, not just survive
From a tender age, girls are exposed to societal traditional practices, patterns and environments that shape their understanding of what they need to do to be successful human beings. Very often they grow to appreciate informal education more than the formal one. Girls are taught how to survive instead of how to thrive. It is even worse when these teachings are coupled by gender discrimination and negative influences.
Holy Cow! Astronomers Agog at Mysterious New Supernova
“It popped up out of nowhere,” says Stephen Smartt, an astronomer at Queen’s University Belfast, UK, who first discovered the explosion, and who named it according to an alphabetical protocol that just happened to spell out the word ‘cow’.