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South Africa denies shipment weapons/military hardware to Libya

South African government has denied rumours claiming that weapons and military hardware were shipped to Turkey, which could possibly end up in the hands of militia groups fighting in the Libyan civil war.According to News24, this happened after questions...

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...

How Africa beat the rest of the world in fighting Covid-19…so far

Three months ago, Africa recorded its first case of coronavirus, sparking predictions that the world's poorest and least-equipped continent faced a catastrophe.But so far, the virus has not come anywhere close to wreaking the same damage in Africa as...
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COVID-19 vaccine may start in Africa by first quarter 2021

Africa could have a COVID-19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021 if human trials underway in South Africa...
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Death of Ivory Coast PM: Is Ouattara set to run for third term?

Ivory Coast’s ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death...

S/Sudan diplomat sparks uproar after urinating during live panel discussion

A South Sudanese diplomat in the United States, Gordon Buay has sparked an online uproar when he was seen urinating during a live Facebook...

Ragtag Burkina Faso’s volunteer fighters no match for jihadists

Issa Tamboure, 63, a member of local defense fighters was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern Burkina Faso in...

Ivory Coast PM and ruling RHDP candidate for presidency in next election dies at 61

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said.The...