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Citizens line up outside a supermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2, 2020. The spread of COVID-19 continued unabated in South Africa on Thursday, with 82 new cases reported, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.

Several African Countries Reimpose Restrictions While COVID-19 Cases Rise

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International debates continue over universal access to vaccines and other treatments In at least three Southern African Development Community (SADC) states a number of high-profile...
Covid-19

South Africa variant of COVID-19 in Mozambique since November – Armindo Tiago

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The more contagious South African variant of COVID-19 has been detected in neighboring Mozambique since November 2020, said Mozambican Health Minister Armindo Tiago on...

United States to impose travel restriction on South Africa due to COVID-19

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday will ban most non-U.S. citizens traveling from South Africa from entering the United States, multiple media outlets reported...
Aviation

Aviation This Week – January Edition 3

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Summaries for this week’s topical aviation news compilation features events between January 11- 16, 2021.   Emirates Suspends Flights to South Africa, Australia Between January 16th and...
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Botswana fuel imports from South Africa decrease

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Botswana's fuel imports from South Africa have lessened as a result of the closure of three refineries in the neighboring country, media reports said...
A man sits outside the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat office in Accra, capital of Ghana, August 17, 2020. Ghanaian President on Monday handed over the edifice housing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat to the African Union (AU) for the commencement of work. (Ghana Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

What Does the African Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) mean for South Africa?

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By Greg Nott* One continent, 1.3 billion people and 54 nations. The African Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is the world’s largest free trade...
Sugar Cane Worker South Africa

South African sugarcane industry faces sustainability challenges

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The South African Canegrowers Association on Thursday said they are facing stiff competition from imported sugar and called on compatriots to purchase home-grown ones. ...
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South African health union urges government to be transparent on vaccine plan

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South Africa's National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) on Monday said the vaccine roll-out plan the state unveiled last night lacked details...
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South Africa unveils vaccine strategy, but struggles to secure doses

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dpa/GNA - South African officials unveiled a national coronavirus vaccine roll-out strategy on Sunday, amid mounting criticism over the response to the pandemic. In...
Covid

South Africa tops 1 million coronavirus cases

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South Africa has become the first country on the African continent to surpass the 1-million mark for coronavirus cases. The country, which is in the...
accident

2 dead, 12 injured in South African accident

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A total of two people died on the spot while 12 were injured when a container fell from a truck in Kwazulu-Natal Province, said...
Covid Re Testing

Uganda on alert over new COVID-19 variant, to start genome surveillance

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Uganda will soon start surveillance over the new COVID-19 variant, a senior health official said on Tuesday. Joyce Moriku, minister of state...
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Mexico aims to address roots of immigration with incoming U.S. government , says president

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Mexico wants to address the causes of immigration with the incoming administration of U.S. president-elect Joe Biden, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said...
Passenger

JUST IN: Sudan bans entry of passengers from Britain, Netherlands, South Africa

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Sudan's government on Monday decided to ban the entry of passengers from Britain, the Netherlands and South Africa. "All air carriers operating...
South African rand

Over US$890 million COVID-19 grant paid to South Africans

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A total of 13.5 billion rand (about 891 million U.S. dollars) COVID-19 distress grant has been paid to 6 million eligible South Africans since...
vaccine

Prayer on vaccine: South Africa Should Call Justice Mogoeng to Order

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My attention has been drawn to a recent prayer by the South African Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on the COVID-19 vaccine. Mogoeng has, at...
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AWS re/Start cloud skills training program launches in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa

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AWS re/Start brings opportunity to local communities and promotes diversity in tech careers The 12-week programme is offered at no cost to learners and...
South Africa

South Africans report falling incomes and strained finances for 2021

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South Africans are reporting increasing financial strain from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the latest survey from GeoPoll finding over 72 per cent have suffered...
United Nations

South Africa assumes monthly presidency of UN Security Council

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During the month, South Africa will focus on strengthening the cooperation between African Union (AU) and United Nations, and emphasizing the importance of a...
Covid-19

S. African long-distance trains resume service after 9-month break

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South Africa on Friday resumed the long-distance train service between cities after a nine-month suspension due to COVID-19. "Today we are launching...
Shepherd Bushiri And His Wife Mary

Fraud-accused Malawian ‘prophet’ skips bail in South Africa

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The surprise return of self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri to his home in Malawi over the weekend, despite being on bail in South Africa on...
Uefa Europa League

UEFA Europa league extended to SuperSport Viewers across to Sub-Saharan Africa

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Great news for lovers of the beautiful game across the continent!  SuperSport , the #HomeofFootball has renewed its broadcast contract with UEFA for a...
Lockdown

S. Africa experiences crime decline due to lockdown

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South Africa experienced some decline in many different crimes between July and September because of the national lockdown meant to combat COVID-19, said South...
Vaccine Malaria

South Africa strives to eliminate malaria

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With over 700 malaria deaths South Africa has recorded over the past five years, the health department said that it was working hard to...
soccer

Namibia U-20 squad prepares for regional championship

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Namibia's coach James Britz on Thursday called up 55 players in a training camp ahead of the 2020 COSAFA Men's Under-20 Championship scheduled for...
New Nissan Navara

The New Nissan Navara Overview

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Nissan today unveiled the new Nissan Navara pickup*, that delivers an enhanced level of safety, comfort and driving pleasure, while continuing to bring durability,...
Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo

UG-PADA organizes maiden virtual doctoral school

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The Pan-African Doctoral Academy (PADA) at the University of Ghana (UG) organised its maiden virtual doctoral school beginning November 2nd to November 6. The opening...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO says COVID-19 spurs health innovations in Africa

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African youth have come up with innovations that address a host of health-related challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior World Health Organization (WHO)...
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Africa to benefit from sustainable inclusive development: BRICS official

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South Africa and other African countries will benefit from sustainable inclusive development, said BRICS Business Council South African Chapter Chairperson Busi Mabuza. Mabuza said the...
Cyril Ramaphosa

S. African president’s economic recovery plan welcomed

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South Africa's economists and labor sector on Thursday welcomed a new economic recovery plan unveiled by President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying it could boost the...