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S. Africa experiences crime decline due to lockdown

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...
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Government spends one million dollars to evacuate 2,200 Ghanaians from Lebanon

The flights cost of evacuating 2,262 stranded Ghanaian domestic workers from Lebanon during the COVID-19 lockdown was $1,062,600, Mr Charles Owiredu, a Deputy Minister...

There was a rise in crime during COVID-19 lockdown – survey

The Local Economies Tracker survey has revealed that localities witnessed an increase in crime during the country’s COVID-19 lockdown period. The survey indicated that about...
tourism in Ghana

South African tourism sees rebound following easing of COVID-19 lockdown

by Grant Alexander South Africa's tourism sector has seen a rebound since the country further eased COVID-19 lockdown restrictions last week. ...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president warns against complacency as country further eases COVID-19 lockdown

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...
Spar Ghana

SPAR Ghana readies to support All Africa with Surplus food from all its...

SPAR Market, formerly Citydia, has signed a partnership agreement to donate food and non-food items from all its stores to Food for All Africa....
United Nations

UN, partners continue needs assessments, emergency aid in Lebanon

The United Nations and partners continue to conduct needs assessments and deliver emergency assistance to people most in need in Lebanon following last week's...
Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)

COVID-19: AGI calls for special development fund for contractors

The Construction Sector of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), has asked the Government to consider the establishment of a “special development fund” to...

Manufacturing Indaba unveils Africa B2B

Many companies are looking for new ways to access markets and clients, given the impact of COVID-19 on our economies. Current market...

COVID-19 causes hunger in S. Africa’s households: survey

Almost half of South African households do not have enough money to buy food due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey released...
A press conference on COVID-19 is held in Proteria, South Africa, March 9, 2020. South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday announced that four more South Africans have been tested positive for the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

South Africa marks 100 days in COVID-19 lockdown amid rising caseload

South Africa on Saturday marked 100 days since the country went into a COVID-19 lockdown amid a rising national caseload. The country...
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South African president extends troop deployment to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has decided to extend troop deployment across the country to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, the parliament said on...
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South African government condemns violent taxi shutdowm in Gauteng

South Africa's Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Monday condemned the use of violence by taxi drivers in a protest in Pretoria where drivers blocked...
Gender violence

South African president condemns surge in gender-based violence during COVID-19 lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday condemned a rapid rise in gender-based violence during the COVID-19 lockdown, urging all South Africans to join fight against...

Chinese business owners in Botswana hailed for not laying-off staff during COVID-19 lockdown

Godisang Radisigo, the mayor of the Francistown City Council (FCC), Botswana's second largest city, on Friday expressed his city's gratitude to the Chinese...

Namibia trade group says alcohol ban affects economy

Namibia has lost 970 million Namibian dollars (58 million U.S. dollars) as a result of an alcohol ban imposed due to the COVID-19 lockdown,...

Nigeria’s police chief confirms arrest of 799 suspects of rape cases

Nigeria's police chief Mohammed Adamu on Monday said about 799 suspects had been arrested in connection with rape cases in the country between January...

Normal life in Tunisia resuming after lifting of COVID-19 lockdown

The third phase of the national strategy for partially lifting the coronavirus lockdown in Tunisia was started on Thursday. In Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the main...
A policeman inspects a construction site as some violators sit on the ground 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 to appeal court ruling invalidating some lockdown regulations

The South African government announced on Thursday that it has decided to appeal a court ruling which declares some of its COVID-19 lockdown regulations...

Rwanda cancels further easing of lockdown after reassessment

The Rwandan government on late Sunday cancelled its earlier decision to further loosen COVID-19 lockdown after reassessing the situation. Transportation between provinces and the capital...
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Nigerian government extends easing of COVID-19 lockdown by 2 weeks

by Olatunji Saliu The Nigerian government on Monday extended the gradual easing of the lockdown by two weeks, as a measure to curb the spread...
People walk along a street in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 27, 2020. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday announced a 21-day national lockdown starting from Monday as part of the measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuliang)

Zimbabwe’s ban on private-owned commuter buses to extend beyond COVID-19 lockdown

Zimbabwe intends to extend the ban on privately-owned commuter omnibuses beyond the COVID-19 lockdown to bring sanity to the public transport system. ...

Nigerian state demolishes hotels for flouting COVID-19 lockdown

The government of Nigeria's oil-rich state of Rivers on Sunday demolished two hotels for allegedly flouting an executive order against the spread of COVID-19. ...

Namibia expects zero tourist arrivals in the next three to four months

Namibia expects zero tourist arrivals in the next three to four months, a senior official said Tuesday. Speaking at the launch of...
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Namibia starts 4-stage strategy to exit lockdown, but obtaining face masks still a challenge

Namibia's deputy health minister Esther Utjiua Muinjangue on Tuesday said that the country is still faced with the challenge of obtaining protective face masks...

Management of Kumasi Central Prisons calls for decongestion

The management of the Kumasi Central Prisons has made an urgent appeal to the Government to consider decongesting the facility. ...

Zimbabwe’s chief justice orders reopening of court hearings

Zimbabwe's chief justice Luke Malaba has ordered the reopening of all courts to all hearings on May 11 following the relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown...
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Ugandan president warns against domestic violence amid COVID-19 lockdown

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday warned against domestic violence among families amid COVID-19 lockdown in the country. Museveni in a televised...

Uganda extends COVID-19 lockdown for 14 days, eases some restrictions

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday extended the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown for another 14 days, while easing some of the 35 restrictions aimed at...

Zimbabwe extends COVID-19 lockdown by 2 more weeks

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday extended a lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 by two more weeks to May 17. The lockdown,...