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South Africa’s president names Cabinet that is 50% women

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president on Wednesday named a trimmed-down Cabinet that is 50% women, making the country’s one of few in the world to be “gender-balanced.” President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement followed similar moves by Ethiopia and Rwanda last year. Ramaphosa cut the Cabinet from 36 ministers to 28 as he seeks to …

Researchers Discover Ancient ‘Hashtag’ : NPR

Scientists working in South Africa say they’ve found the earliest known drawing. It was dug up in a cave where early humans apparently lived for thousands of years and left behind numerous artifacts. The drawing isn’t what you’d call elaborate; it’s a row of crosshatched lines along the smooth face …