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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....

Two Britons arrested in South Africa for illegal entry

Two British citizens have been arrested in South Africa, after they allegedly ignored border officials and sped off into the country from Swaziland on Saturday.According to national police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo, members from the South African Police Service's...

Authorities in S/Africa free 14 workers locked in mask-making factory

The authorities in the South African city of Durban have freed 14 workers who had been "locked up in a factory since Monday", a local government minister said.They also arrested the owner of the business.The workers "were forced...
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Seven injured as suicide car bomber strike at Mogadishu port

An explosion shook parts of the Somali capital of Mogadishu early on Saturday as a suicide car bomber drove into a checkpoint just outside...

Jihadists on motorbikes kill 32 in Mali village

At least 32 civilians were killed in central Mali when unidentified armed men on motorbikes attacked ethnic Dogon farming villages on Wednesday, local authorities...

Pirates attack vessel off Nigeria, taking nine hostages

Pirates attacked an oil production vessel off Nigeria in the early hours of Thursday and kidnapped nine Nigerian nationals, the ship’s owner BW Offshore...

Mali opposition propose reform to curb president’s powers

Opponents of Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Wednesday sought an end to political crisis rocking the country, by proposing reforms to neuter his...