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S. African President concerned about poor management of municipalities

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday expressed concern over the poor performances of the municipalities in the country which results in poor service...
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...
Cyril Ramaphosa

S. African president calls for cooperation, caution amid COVID-19 resurgence

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With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world and damaging economies, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for cooperation and caution to curb...
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Africa on course to implement AfCFTA: AU official

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African countries are determined to start trading in line with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on Jan. 1 next year, said...
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...
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Nobel laureate’s war in Ethiopia risks destabilizing whole region

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When Abiy Ahmed became Ethiopia's prime minister following a wave of protests, he was lauded for opening up the formerly repressive country, receiving the...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s president says vaccine serum to be produced in country

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As the world searches for a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, South Africa is to be among the places where a serum will be...
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...
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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. 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...
Mental Health

‘Shackling’ of mentally ill in Africa must end, says survivor

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Benjamin Ballah was 23 years old and suffering from severe depression when he spent almost a year chained to a log at a faith...
flights

Flights to South Africa resume after six-month pandemic hiatus

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After closing its airspace to commercial flights from abroad for six months due to the pandemic, South Africa is set to open its skies...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa eases restrictions, opens borders as virus cases slow

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday announced South Africa would be moving to its lowest lockdown level, as Covid-19 cases fall. "We have withstood the coronavirus...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African private schools to ask for COVID-19 financial relief

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With more than 50 percent of parents unable to pay their children's school fees at private schools, an umbrella body representing independent schools in...
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)

World Health Organization surge team to arrive in South Africa

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The South African COVID-19 response will soon be bolstered by a surge team of health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO will be...
GDP

Decline in South Africa’s manufacturing production to affect GDP

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The decline of South Africa's manufacturing production by 30.2 percent between April and June was an indication that the country's gross domestic product (GDP)...

China Energy in South Africa holds open day event on wind power project

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A Chinese clean energy company organized an open day event on Monday to showcase operations, COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control measures as well as...
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Veteran South African politician Buthelezi positive for Covid-19

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Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the 91-year-old South African politician and founder of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), has been infected with the new coronavirus. Buthelezi was...
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)

S. Africa welcomes experts from WHO

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South African National Department of Health on Wednesday welcomed the arrival of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO). The department's spokesperson...
Covid

Impact of Digitalisation on Africa’s Energy Sector in a Post COVID World

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COVID-19’s negative repercussions on Africa’s economies have highlighted the importance of achieving energy security to be capable of enduring pandemics and realising a post-crisis...

Equatorial Guinea hold discussions with African Energy Chamber and updates on energy developments during...

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Last week, the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) held a bilateral discussion with the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, led by H.E...
Presence of UN troops is the only large-scale security measure in CAR. Major contributors are Rwanda, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Cameroon troops patrol the center of Bozoum during the regional Mining Center opening. Unfortunately, is possible that the center will attract attention of armed groups.

UN: 60 people reportedly killed in Sudan’s restive Darfur region

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Over 60 people were reported killed and some 60 more injured in an armed attack in the Sudanese region of Darfur, the UN Office...
South Africa

South African government launches integrated approach to spur development

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The South African government on Saturday committed to use the District Development Model (DDM) to boost development in an integrated way with all levels...
banks

South Africa slashes repo rates by 25 basis points

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South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Thursday lowered the repo rate by 25 basis points, taking the rate to a...
South Africa

COVID-19 threatens survival of South Africa SMEs

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South African government on Thursday expressed concern that some of the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may not survive the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
tourism

South Africa’s tourism sector optimistic about revival

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South Africa's tourism sector is using the COVID-19 era to improve their services and resume on a higher note, the South African Tourism (SAT)...
Corruption

South Africa’s corruption in the health sector affecting service delivery – NGO

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Corruption in South Africa is affecting service delivery in the health sector particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, said South Africa's Corruption Watch on Wednesday...
Dead Bodies

South Africa’s anti-apartheid hero Andrew Mlangeni dies at 95

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South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni has died at the age of 95. President Cyril Ramaphosa described the death as "the end of...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president pays tribute to late Zindzi Mandela

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As tributes continued pouring in following the death of South Africa's ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela, President Cyril Ramaphosa said her passing was saddening. ...
Face Masks

South Africa fines pharmacy chain for jacking up mask prices

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South Africa's Competition Tribunal has fined Dis-Chem Pharmacies 1.2 million rand (70,300 U.S. dollars) for charging exorbitant prices for surgical masks during the COVID-19...