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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...

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...

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...

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...

66 persons from one hospital in Durban, S/Africa test positive to coronavirus

Sixty-six people at a single hospital in South Africa have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past few days, the health minister said Tuesday, as anxiety rose among health workers over the shortage of protective gear.At least 48...
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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...