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Covid 19: South Africa has passed the hundred thousand cases

South Africa has passed the 100,000 mark for coronavirus cases, with the number of deaths now approaching 2,000, the authorities announced Monday. The country accounts for more than half of all coronavirus infections in sub-Saharan Africa. The South African Department of Health announced in a statement on Monday June 23 that the country now has […]

The pandemic and caregivers in countries across the Continent

In recent weeks, the epidemic has been accelerating in several countries on the continent, the most affected of which are South Africa with more than 75,000 cases, Egypt with 47,856 cases and Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa (200 million inhabitants) with 17,148 registered cases. These explosions of contamination make the work of health […]

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Kenya and Djibouti, who will replace South Africa at the UN Security Council?

A long diplomatic battle between two African countries will come to an end today Wednesday 17 June at the United Nations. Kenya and Djibouti have been battling for a year to claim the non-permanent African seat on the Security Council for the years 2021 and 2022 to replace the outgoing South Africa. Diplomats are returning […]

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African football mobilized against the virus

The Confederation of African Football has issued a challenge to the glories of continental football. The campaign entitled “Stay Safe for Africa” uses the word #19KickupsAgainstCovid19 on social networks. It invites African football legends to record videos of them performing 19 juggles. Ahmed Hassan (Egypt), Perpetua Nkwocha (Nigeria), Joseph Yobo (Nigeria), Karim Haggui (Tunisia) and […]

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Schools reopen in several African countries

Several African countries, including Niger, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Tanzania, have started gradual reopening of schools. Primary school pupils were back to school on Monday June 1 in Niger, while Kindergartens remain closed. The schools had been closed since March 20 with the first coronavirus cases in the country. To ensure social distancing, the classes […]

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South Africa to ease lockdown restrictions from June 1

With nearly 25,000 confirmed cases and more than 500 deaths, South Africa is the worst affected country on the continent. However, at a press conference on Wednesday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the country will move to ‘level 3’ from June 1, while identifying ‘hot spots’, which will remain at ‘level 4’. In these spots, […]

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COVID-19: South African mining company AngloGold Ashanti shut

AngloGold Ashanti, the deepest mine in the world, which restarted operations on April 22 after closing entirely during a nationwide lockdown, and was operating at 50% capacity has announced the closure of its underground production at the Mponeng mine. The announcement was made on Sunday May 24. The reason is that at least 164 employees […]

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Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to resign

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane announced on Monday 18 May his resignation, the long-awaited epilogue to several months of a political crisis caused by his presumed involvement in the assassination of his former wife in 2017. Thomas Thabane and his wife had been in the process of divorce for several years. “I have decided to […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic update in Africa

Africa had 54 027 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of Friday, May 8. Covid-19 has already claimed the lives of 2 074people on the continent, according to the African Union Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. South Africa and Egypt are the two most affected countries, with 8 232 and 7 981cases respectively. They are […]

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South Africa to set up new airline to replace SAA

South Africa will be turning nearly a century of history of a company that was founded in 1934 and was considered a national pride. The coronavirus crisis is poised to claim a major casualty in the airline industry, with South African Airways (SAA) already in debt and under financial trusteeship. The international context has accelerated […]

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