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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 African president extends troop deployment to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown

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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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COVID-19: Africa risks left behind in search for COVID-19 vaccine

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Dr John Nkengasong, Director-General of the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (ACDC) has said unless stakeholders act now, Africa is at the...
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South African president meets with Lesotho PM on ties

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday told the media that Lesotho's Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro's visit to South Africa was a sign of...
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South African president worried about rapid spread of pandemic as schools reopen

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As schools reopened in South Africa on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said he is worried about the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic these...
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South Africa wants COVID-19 vaccine to be shared by all

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Any COVID-19 vaccine, if developed in the world, should be made freely and equitably available to citizens of all countries, South African President Cyril...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Solutions to Africa’s problems reside within Africa itself

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as African Union (AU) chairperson, on Monday stressed the role of African countries in resolving African...
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South African president optimistic about further easing COVID-19 restrictions

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday expressed optimism that South Africa would soon advance to level-three restrictions over COVID-19 earlier than previously announced. The work done...
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South African president lauds nurses for role played in combating COVID-19

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To commemorate International Nurses Day, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa applauded the role that thousands of nurses played in the fight against the novel...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

South African President calls for debt cancellations for poor African countries to aid coronavirus...

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday called for lifting the waiver of interest payments and possible cancellation of debt for Africa's low-income countries...
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South Africa pledges support for global efforts to develop COVID-19 vaccine

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday pledged his country's support for the global effort to develop, manufacture and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine. ...
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South African president defends ban on tobacco sale

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President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that the government's decision to extend a ban on tobacco sale was based on "careful consideration and discussion." ...
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South African president underscores plight of vulnerable under COVID-19 pandemic

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday marked the country's Freedom Day by underscoring the plight of the vulnerable under COVID-19 pandemic. "This Freedom...
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South African welcomes Cuban medical specialists deployed to curb COVID-19

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday welcomed 217 Cuban medical professionals who have been deployed to the country to combat the spread of...
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South Africa to ease lockdown restrictions slightly in May

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After recording 75 COVID-19 fatalities, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday said the country would gradually start easing lockdown restrictions from May 1. ...
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South African president announces 500 billion rand COVID-19 plan

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday night revealed that 500 billion rand (26.3 billion U.S. dollars) would be devoted to relief and economic...
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South African president pledges to help most vulnerable citizens under lockdown

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged on Monday to find sustainable solutions to help the most vulnerable citizens under a nationwide lockdown over COVID-19. ...
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South African president rejects calls to lift alcohol sale ban amid COVID-19 outbreak

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night said alcohol sale ban will remain in place during the COVID-19 lockdown, since liquor is "in...
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South African president defends national lockdown against COVID-19 amid growing defiance

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday defended the 21-day national lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic which began on midnight Thursday, saying it is...
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South African president rules out austerity path

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The South African government has deliberately decided not to pursue a path of austerity which would have seen deep cuts in spending on the...
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South Africa’s 21-day lockdown decision earns widespread applause

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to impose a 21-day lockdown to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus has been well recieved. The move...
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South African President declares 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat COVID-19

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As cases of COVID-19 passed the 400 mark on Monday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said a countrywide lockdown would be implemented on Thursday. The...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

South African president postpones meeting with AU commissioners due to COVID-19 epidemic

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as Chair of the African Union (AU), has requested a postponement of a meeting with AU...
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South African president saddened by horrific bus crash

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday expressed his profound sadness and concern at a horrific bus crash that claimed at least 25 lives...
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South African president committed to fixing ailing economy

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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said President Cyril Ramaphosa assured the federation of fixing the country's stagnant economy and ensuring that...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

AU chair welcomes breakthrough agreement to form unity government in South Sudan

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as the African Union (AU) chair, welcomed on Thursday an agreement between conflicting parties in South...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Pan-African Parliament gives South African president thumbs up as AU chair

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The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) on Friday said there are confident the African Union (AU) would make progress under South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's chairship. ...
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South African president outlines measures to address high youth unemployment

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday unveiled a series of measures to address high youth unemployment, saying solving this problem remains his foremost...
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South African president takes over rotating chair of AU

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday took over the rotating African Union (AU) chair at the opening of the 33rd AU summit of...
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South African president leaves for Ethiopia to assume AU chairmanship

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa left for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday to assume the chairmanship of the African Union (AU). Ramaphosa...