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24,000 health workers in S. Africa have contracted coronavirus

Some 24,000 health workers in South Africa have contracted the coronavirus, 181 of whom have died, since the pandemic hit the country in March, the health minister announced on Wednesday.South Africa is the hardest-hit country in Africa with at...

South Africa to halt lenders blacklisting borrowers during pandemic

South Africa’s government may temporarily ban lenders from blacklisting consumers whose credit records have been hit by the coronavirus crisis, a consultation document published by the main opposition party showed.The Department of Trade (DTI) document said it was considering...

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...

A month into COVID-19 lockdown crowds loot trucks in South Africa

Crowds have launched a string of attacks on delivery trucks in Cape Town, stoning, hijacking and ransacking vehicles to try to take food and other provisions during the coronavirus lockdown, city authorities said on Thursday.South Africa is nearly a...

Lockdown: South African man arrested smuggling girlfriend in car boot

A man was arrested at a roadblock in Gauteng when he attempted to “smuggle” his girlfriend out of Gauteng, MEC for safety and community Faith Mazibuko said.Mazibuko said the car was stopped and searched at a roadblock on the...

Violence, looting in S/Africa as food crisis set in amid lockdown

"Mr President we are in the middle of a food crisis. It's war out here," warned Joanie Fredericks, a community leader in Mitchells Plain township in Cape Town.The desperate plea was made in a video posted on social media...

South Africa records 14 coronavirus deaths in a day

South Africa has recorded 14 more deaths as a result of coronavirus, bringing the total to 48.The country's Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said two provinces, Limpopo and Eastern Cape, had recorded their first deaths.The KwaZulu Natal province is leading...

Domestic worker in S/Africa gives nearly half her salary to distress families

A domestic worker in Johannesburg, South Africa has donated R3,000($162) of her R7,500($405)-a-month salary to families in distress because of the Covid-19 lockdown reports Groundup South Africa.Zimbabwean national Judy Murambinda used the money to assist other Zimbabweans in trouble....
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German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya...
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FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia PM’s 72-hour ultimatum for Tigrayan forces

ReutersThe United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72...

Police use tear gas on protest over race in South Africa

Associated PressSouth African police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons on hundreds of mainly Black protesters who gathered again Friday outside a...

Bobi Wine freed on bail as protest death toll hits 37

ReutersUgandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on...