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South Africa bans liquor sales as Covid-19 spikes

South Africa on Monday tightened COVID-19 restrictions, banning alcohol sales and extending a nationwide curfew, as infections shot through the one million mark owing to a faster-spreading variant of the disease discovered in the country.South Africa has recorded the...

Police arrest two in Zimbabwe for selling fake COVID-19 results

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested two men at the country’s northern Chirundu border post, the gateway to neighbouring Zambia, for selling fake COVID-19 test results, after a tip from the public.Zimbabwe has begun opening its borders and travelers are...

Massive explosion rocks South African oil refinery in Durban

A massive fire rages at South Africa's second largest refinery Engen in south of Durban, after an explosion rocked the facility at about 7am on Friday, it was not yet clear whether there had been injuries or deaths.South African's...

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 high school in a predominantly white neighborhood that’s become a flashpoint for racial tensions.The opposition...

Controversial prophet Bushiri turns self over to Malawi police

A self-proclaimed "prophet" and controversial millionaire has surrendered himself to the police in Malawi following his mysterious return from South Africa, where he was on trial for fraud and money laundering charges.The incident last week has threatened a diplomatic...

Zuma says graft inquiry judge biased, seeks his recusal

Lawyers for South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, who was compelled to appear before a judicial inquiry into corruption, accused the judge of being biased and said he should recuse himself.Zuma, who was removed as president in 2018, a...

Islamic extremists in Mozambique behead over 50

Associated PressReports of more than 50 beheadings by Mozambique’s Islamic extremist rebels have raised international alarm over the new level of violence in the country’s north.The killings mark a bloody turn in the three-year insurgency in Cabo Delgado province,...

Suicides rise in Malawi as Covid-19 induced debts compound misery

AFPLoud sobs echoed through a suburb of Malawi's capital Lilongwe in the middle of the night, jolting resident Paul Kaonga from his sleep.The cries came from a nearby house. Kaonga hastily pulled on some clothes and rushed over.Distraught family...

No foul play in Isabel dos Santos’ husband death – Dubai police

AljazeeraPolice in Dubai say they do not suspect foul play in the death of Sindika Dokolo, husband of Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, after his death while free-diving off the emirate.Dokolo, a 48-year-old Congolese art dealer who married dos...

Isabel dos Santos’ husband, Sindika Dokolo, dies at 48

AFPSindika Dokolo, the husband of Isabel dos Santos, billionaire daughter of Angola's former president, Eduardo dos Santos, has died, his family announced on Friday.Dokolo, a business tycoon and leading arts collector, became entangled along with his wife in a...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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