September 23, 2021
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z pledge R28m for scholarships

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z have teamed up with Tiffany & Co. and pledged R28 million to fund college scholarships at five historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The couple ...
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Taliban pledge to be different as Afghans flee

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The Taliban have offered a pledge of reconciliation, vowing no revenge against opponents and to respect women’s rights in a “different” rule of Afghanistan from two decades ago. ...
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Denzel Washington Still Supports The Wiley College Debate Team With $1 Million Pledge

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Denzel has not wavered on his support since 2007. In 2007, Denzel Washington starred in the film The Great Debaters as he portrayed Melvin B. Tolson, the renowned ...
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Noxolo Grootboom distances herself from viral food voucher pledge

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Former SABC news anchor Noxolo Grootboom has distanced herself from a Twitter account in her name, offering to help five families with food vouchers in KwaZulu-Natal. She told ...
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COVID-19: G7 leaders pledge a billion vaccines to poorer countries

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G7 leaders have pledged to donate a billion Covid-19 vaccines to poorer countries. But some say the proposal is too little, too late. US President Joe Biden has ...
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Covid-19: Extra cash pledge to fight variants and care home visiting rights

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It’s pretty normal for lab scientists to work long, unsociable hours to run experiments. But some young cancer researchers, including Dr Alba Rodriguez-Meira, have told Radio 1 Newsbeat ...
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Foreign aid: UK reduces £154m UN family planning pledge

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Former international development minister Baroness Sugg, who resigned last year over the aid cuts, told the BBC that cutting support for family planning would “mean that women in ...
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Brazil cuts environment budget despite climate summit pledge

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At a climate summit, President Bolsonaro had promised to boost spending and tackle deforestation. ...
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China and US pledge climate change commitment

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The US and China announced actions to tackle climate change following meetings in Shanghai last week. ...
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Wike redeems his N10m pledge to artistes that performed at Burna Boy’s homecoming concert

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has redeemed his N10 million pledge to every artiste who performed at the homecoming concert for Grammy award-winning artiste, Burna Boy.   ...
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Golden Globe awards make diversity pledge after publicists' backlash

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The awards’ organisers have been criticised for “discriminatory behaviour” and “ethical impropriety”. ...
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Covid-19: UK’s surplus vaccine pledge and two million ‘not given flight refunds’

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More than two million people have not been refunded for flights they were unable to board due to coronavirus restrictions, and many may not be entitled to one, ...
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Students pledge rent strike over unused uni rooms

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In November, University of Manchester offered a 30% rent rebate for the first half of the academic year, worth about £1,000 to each student in halls. ...
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ICYMI! Nomzamo Mbatha’s Foundation and Hollywoodbets Pledge Bursaries Worth R1 Million

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ICYMI! Nomzamo Mbatha’s Foundation and Hollywoodbets Pledge Bursaries Worth R1 Million. Nomzamo Mbatha is without a doubt the gift that keeps on giving. The actress and celebrated media ...
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The Papers: PM's 2021 Covid pledge, and jab 'postcode lottery'

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The upcoming rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is one of the top stories in Sunday’s papers. ...
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Nashville explosion: Businesses and celebrities pledge $315,000 reward

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Three people were injured when a camper van exploded in the city centre early on Christmas Day ...
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Refunds pledge for scrapped Christmas travel plans

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The policy was announced by the Department for Transport following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Saturday of new Covid rules for Christmas. ...
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King Zwelithini signs pledge to Fight Gender-Based Violence

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AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has signed a pledge to fight the scourge of Gender-Based Violence, child abuse and human trafficking as the country observes 16 Days of Activism. ...
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Three Ex-US presidents pledge to film themselves getting Covid vaccine

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Covid vaccine: What does UK vaccine approval mean for US? ...
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Santaco and transport authorities pledge to curb festive season road deaths

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The South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) and transport authorities on Wednesday pledged to maintain open communication in a bid to reduce road deaths during the festive season. ...
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Captain Sir Tom Moore walking pledge to 'help lonely'

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The war veteran wants the country to “join together” during the second lockdown. ...
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End Sars protests: Growing list of celebrities pledge support for demonstrators

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It comes amid reports that several people have been shot dead or wounded at a protest in Lagos. ...
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Brexit: UK welcomes EU pledge to 'intensify' trade talks

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Michael Gove says the EU’s offer is “constructive” but warns against the “illusion of engagement”. ...
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Nigerian air travel could shut as unions pledge to join strike

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Nigeria’s airports could shut down on Monday as four key unions said they would join an indefinite nationwide strike to protest an increase in power and petrol prices. ...
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HS2 rail project work begins with pledge of 22,000 jobs

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Image copyright HS2 Image caption Special tunnelling machines will be needed for sections of the line Construction work on HS2 officially begins on Friday, with companies behind the ...
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HS2 rail project work begins with pledge of 22,000 jobs

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Image copyright HS2 Image caption Special tunnelling machines will be needed for sections of the line Construction work on HS2 officially begins on Friday, with companies behind the ...
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John Lewis to pull ‘Never knowingly undersold’ pledge

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Image copyright John Lewis Image caption Sharon White became chief executive of John Lewis in February John Lewis is planning to replace its famous promise to match rivals’ ...
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Beirut explosion: UK to pledge further £20m to relief effort

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Image copyright Reuters The UK has pledged a further £20m in aid to Lebanon following last week’s deadly explosion in Beirut. The support will go directly to those ...
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Stormzy: Children in Need matches rapper’s £10m donation pledge

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BBC Children in Need has announced it will be matching Stormzy in pledging £10m to fight racial inequality in the UK. It’ll donate the money over 10 years ...
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Ministers pledge to double staff in job centres

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Image copyright PA Media The government is pledging to double the number of frontline staff at job centres in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Chancellor Rishi Sunak ...
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