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Ethiopian prime minister says Eritrean troops to withdraw from Tigray

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dpa/GNA - Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday said Eritrea has agreed to withdraw its forces, days after he confirmed the presence...
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Ghana first to receive Covax Covid-19 vaccines

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dpa/GNA – The West African nation of Ghana on Wednesday became the first country to receive Covid-19 vaccines from the humanitarian vaccine distribution...
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Exiled Rwandan politician gunned down in South Africa

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Seif Bamporiki, coordinator of Rwanda National Congress, a Rwandan opposition group in exile, was shot dead in Nyanga, Cape Town on Sunday, said South...
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South Africa starts vaccine rollout with Johnson & Johnson jab

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dpa – South Africa started to immunize frontline health workers on Wednesday, hours after it received 80,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19...
Community Health Workers (CHWs)

Health workers to be honoured in 2021

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Frontline health workers, who are to be honoured during the World Health Organization’s international Year of the Healthcare Worker in 2021, must be better...
A security officer is seen at the scene of a large explosion near a check point in Mogadishu, Somalia, 28 December 2019. A source at a hospital said that the death toll has risen to at least 76 in what is believed to have been a car bombing. The explosion rocked an area near the junction called Ex-Control Afgoye, in a southwestern suburb of the capital Mogadishu. EPA/SAID YUSUF WARSAME

UN peacekeeper dies after vehicle strikes mine in northern Mali

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dpa/GNA – A United Nations peacekeeper has died in northern Mali after his vehicle struck a mine, the organization said. The peacekeeping mission’s tanker...
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Senegal president dissolves government in surprise move

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In a surprise move, Senegalese President Macky Sall has dissolved his government with immediate effect. Sall signed a decree to terminate the functions of all...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa, June 17, 2020. The summit, held via video link, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU), and Senegal, the co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). (South Africa Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

Ramaphosa reaffirms AU support for more talks on Nile dam

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union (AU) chairperson, on Monday reaffirmed the AU's support for the conflicting parties to...
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S. Africa president says giving urgent attention to poor public transport

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The South African government "is giving urgent attention" to inadequate public transport in the country amid rising taxi violence, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on...
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UN: Used car exports from developed countries cause air pollution

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Millions of used vehicles exported from Europe, the United States and Japan to the developing world contribute significantly to air pollution, according to a...
Anc President Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn In As Head Of State In The Republic Of South Africa May

S. African government urged to clarify list of COVID-19 high risk countries

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The opposition on Tuesday requested clarity on the criteria used by the government to draw up the COVID-19 red list comprising countries South Africa...
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South African health minister tests positive for COVID-19

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South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and his wife tested positive for COVID-19, his office said in a statement late on Sunday. "I am now...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa, June 17, 2020. The summit, held via video link, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU), and Senegal, the co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). (South Africa Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

S. African president wants UN role to be strengthened in confronting challenges

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With the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly taking place this week, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday stressed the urgent...
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IMF to disburse 1 billion dollars to Angola to address Covid-19 crisis

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday said it would disburse 1 billion dollars to Angola to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The...
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South African tourism sees rebound following easing of COVID-19 lockdown

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by Grant Alexander South Africa's tourism sector has seen a rebound since the country further eased COVID-19 lockdown restrictions last week. ...
African National Congress (ANC)

South Africa’s ruling party deeply implicated in corruption – Ramaphosa

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has been and remains deeply implicated in the country's corruption problem, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday. ...
Djibouti

The finding of the shrew: Lost species rediscovered in Djibouti

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Hindu elephant god Ganesh might be known to ride around on a mouse, but have you ever heard of the actual "elephant shrew"? This...
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South African president warns against complacency as country further eases COVID-19 lockdown

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday warned against complacency as the country is about to further ease the COVID-19 lockdown. The further easing of restrictions "is...
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South African president outlines steps to economically emancipate women

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday outlined a series of steps to economically emancipate South African women gripped by both the COVID-19 pandemic and gender-based...
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Africa’s Covid-19 cases hit 1 million, with South Africa worst-hit

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The number of Covid-19 cases on the African continent have surpassed 1 million, figures from the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) showed on Friday,...
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S. Africa commended for advocating universal access to medical tools against COVID-19

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Doctors without Borders (MSF) on Tuesday commended South Africa for advocating the removal of intellectual property (IP) barriers that stand in the way...
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South Africa’s COVID-19 cases exceed half million

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South Africa's COVID-19 cases have exceeded the half-a-million mark to reach 503,290, South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced Saturday. A total...
Two rhinoceros are seen in the Chobe National Park, northern Botswana, March. 24, 2015. The Kasane Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade was held on Tuesday in Kasane, the gateway to the Chobe National Park, with delegations from 35 countries and around 20 international organizations. (Xinhua/Lu Tianran)(azp)

South Africa sees sharp decrease in rhino poaching

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South Africa has seen a sharp decrease in rhino poaching thanks to a decade of implementing various strategies, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries,...
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South Africa launches new website to help curb surge in farm murders

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South Africa has launched a website on "Stop Farm Attacks" with the aim of seeking more public support in efforts to curb an...
The policemen arrest violators at a construction site in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 3, 2020. A consistently high number of people have been arrested for violating lockdown regulations over COVID-19 in South Africa, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Friday. (Photo by Yeshiel/Xinhua)

South Africa reeling under COVID-19

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By Kendal Brown With one of the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world, and accounting for about half of...
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South Africa’s tourism hard hit by COVID-19

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by Grant Alexander The COVID-19 pandemic has been ravaging South Africa since March 5, with the tourism sector being the hardest hit. ...
The policemen arrest violators at a construction site in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 3, 2020. A consistently high number of people have been arrested for violating lockdown regulations over COVID-19 in South Africa, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Friday. (Photo by Yeshiel/Xinhua)

South African government remains concerned over farm attacks

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The South African government remains concerned over attacks on farms, Minister of Police Bheki Cele said on Friday amid a surge in farm attacks...
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South African deputy president fails to appear in parliament due to “ill health”

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Deputy President David Mabuza was unable to honor scheduled appearance in parliament due to "ill health," it was announced on Wednesday. Mabuza...
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South African president signs border management bill into law

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the Border Management Authority Bill of 2020 into law as the country is facing a growing challenge...
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South Africa calls for new vision to fight inequality, poverty amid COVID-19

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South Africa on Tuesday called for a new vision to re-evaluate the current global structures in reducing inequality and poverty aggravated by the COVID-19...