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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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Deconfinement measures being taken in African countries

While Nigeria is preparing to start easing coronavirus lockdown covering its largest city Lagos and capital Abuja from May 4, some countries have already announced the reopening of businesses. It is the case of Algeria, where on date, the government has reported a total of 3,256 confirmed infections with the virus, with 419 deaths and […]

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Two hundred more Cuban doctors in South Africa to help fight Covid-19

Two hundred Cuban doctors arrived in South Africa on Sunday April 26. They will join the 200 Cuban doctors already in South Africa as part of the medical cooperation. After a period of quarantine, they will be distributed throughout the country in support of the South African teams. Among these approximately 200 caregivers are epidemiologists […]

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