DINNER PARTY INTEL: Ice Age cave bear discovered intact

Reindeer herders in Russia’s Lyakhovsky Islands in the Arctic have found the complete carcass of an Ice Age cave bear in melting permafrost

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Soak up the sun

A Barcelona hospital is letting its Covid-19 patients out into the sun, partly in a bid to increase their vitamin D intake, after a Spanish study suggested it ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Zimbabwe land offer

Foreign white farmers in Zimbabwe whose land was seized under Robert Mugabe can apply to get it back and will be offered land elsewhere if restitution proves ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Rocky outcome for Rio Tinto CEO

Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques has lost $5m in bonuses over the destruction of a 46,000-year-old Aboriginal heritage site in Western Australia

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Not sorry enough

Namibian President Hage Geingob has turned down Germany’s offer of $11.7m in reparations for the genocide committed by the German empire

Some African francophone countries take control of their forex reserves

The Central Bank of West African States will hold reserves for Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo

DINNER PARTY INTEL: In African first, VW to try out e-Golfs in Rwanda

During the pilot phase, four e-Golfs and one charging station will be introduced in Kigali

DINNER PARTY INTEL: SA National Space Agency wants you

The SA National Space Agency is looking for three volunteers to take an all-expenses-paid three-month trip to Antarctica and it has opened up applications to ...

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Oil riches for Kenya?

Kenya has joined the ranks of oil-exporting countries

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Bashir faces the music

Deposed Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir is in court this week on charges of corruption

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Versace’s fashion faux pas

Luxury brand Versace has issued a grovelling apology to China after its T-shirts caused a social media storm there

DINNER PARTY INTEL: New straws really suck

The paper straws introduced by McDonald’s last year cannot be recycled, the BBC reports

DINNER PARTY INTEL: ‘Set your ovaries free’

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has urged women to "set your ovaries free" and bear more children

DINNER PARTY INTEL: Stockpiling becomes a thing as Brexit looms

Four out of 10 Brits are stockpiling food, medicine and clothes in their homes