The family of Nelson Mandela has expressed "indignation and dismay" that officials misspent about $22m (£16m) allocated to memorial events after the death of the anti-apartheid icon four years ago. His grandson Mandla spoke out for the first time since South Africa'santi-corruption watchdog said it had evidence of the disappearance of money during preparations for his funeral. Officials have been accused of inflating costs and awarding tenders fraudulently.
Zimbabwe's government has ordered that civil servants be paid their salaries before Christmas, breaking from the policy of the former regime of Robert Mugabe which delayed payments because of a severe cash crisis, the state-run Herald newspaper reports . Solders, who played a key role in ousting Mr Mugabe, and health workers would be paid tomorrow, while the remaining civil servants would be paid by 21 December, the report adds.
Russia is set to build a new nuclear power plant costing as much as $21bn (£15.7bn) in Egypt. Rosatom, Russia's state-owned nuclear company, said it would be completed by 2029, according to news agency Reuters. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an agreement with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, two years after the initial deal to loan Egypt 85% of the construction costs in return for servicing the reactors for 60 years was signed.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".