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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to reach Nile dam deal in weeks

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will agree a deal to fill the giant Nile dam in two to three weeks, Ethiopia’s water minister said on Saturday, a day after leaders from the three countries and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa,...

South Africa taking part in trial of coronavirus vaccine

South Africa is taking part in Africa's first human trials aimed at producing a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, which continues to surge in the country.Oxford University, in conjunction with South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, announced Wednesday...

Ex-South Africa president Zuma appears in court for resumed graft trial

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma appeared in court on Tuesday to face multiple charges of racketeering, fraud, corruption and money laundering, as a decade-old trial delayed by procedural bickering resumed.Zuma is being tried on 16 charges relating to...

South Africa commercial bus drivers goes on strike, workers stranded

South Africa’s minibus taxi drivers strike over what they say is inadequate coronavirus relief funds has disrupted the return of scores of thousands of people to work.Taxi operators in the economic hub of Gauteng province, which includes the city...

Covid-19: South African scientists decry mass testing

A senior member of South African Covid-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) has accused the country's health leadership of refusing to change its mass testing strategy in the face of serious resource constraints and a large testing backlog, even though...

Outrage in S/Africa as school ask kids to make poster advertising slave auction

While the whole world is still dealing with the aftermath of senseless killing of an African-American in USA by a police officer by kneeling on his neck even while his victim cried for help, till he was suffocated to...

Ramaphosa worried at sharp rise of coronavirus cases in South Africa

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa says that he is worried over fast rising numbers of coronavirus cases in the late Nelson Mandela's rainbow nation reports Associated press.In the past two weeks over 25,000 new cases has been confirmed accounting...

Covid-19: Children returns to school in South Africa

Children in South Africa began returning to classrooms on Monday as part of a gradual loosening of restrictions imposed under a months-long COVID-19 lockdown in the continent’s most industrialised nation.The re-opening of schools had been delayed after teachers’ unions...

Government bans on tobacco, liquor amid virus stir debate in South Africa

South Africans of all classes, from downtown Soweto to posh suburbs in Capetown, are finding surreptitious ways to bypass government bans on the sales of alcohol and tobacco to satisfy their cravingsAccording the Associated Press, a bootlegging culture has...

Over 200 Cuban medical workers arrive South Africa to battle coronavirus

More than 200 Cuban health professionals touched down in South Africa in the early hours of Monday morning, greeted by South African and Cuban politicians alike as the "army of the white gowns".The specialised Cuban medical brigade is made...
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Islamic militants in DRC may have committed war crimes, UN Says

A series of brutal attacks against Congolese civilians by Islamic militants of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) are possible...
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Malawi new president vows to clampdown on graft in subdued inauguration

Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera pledged to clamp down on corruption on Monday, as he delivered his inauguration speech in a scaled-down ceremony dampened...

Wave of political arrests trail protests over death of Ethiopia’s Oromo singer

Five senior members of an opposition party representing Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromo, have been detained in a wave of political arrests following...

USA set to offer Zimbabwe $60m in food aid

The United States says it will provide US$60.55 million to assist Zimbabwe with its food insecurity during the lean season.Early in June, Zimbabwean authorities...

Confusion over the alleged arrest of Nigeria anti-graft chief

Nigerians were inundated with the reported areest of the acting chairman of Nigeria's anti-graft body the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu by...