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South Africa’s leaders have had a crack at COVID-19: it’s time to give the people a go

19 July 2020, 7:29 AM

South Africa is now ranked 5th in the world for COVID-19 active cases, 9th for cumulative cases, and 23rd for cumulative deaths.

PPE donation to be delivered to townships: Makhubo

3 June 2020, 8:14 AM

Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo says personal protective gear will be delivered to townships as the number of coronavirus infections is expected to surge due to the easing of lockdown regulations.

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Rwandan medical workers deploy robots to minimise coronavirus risk

31 May 2020, 3:41 AM

At the Kanyinya COVID-19 treatment facility a short distance from Rwanda’s capital Kigali, Akazuba, Ikizere and Ngabo report for duty, but these are no ordinary health care workers.

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Polanski wins best director at Cesars, prompting walkout protest

29 February 2020, 9:55 AM

Roman Polanski cast a shadow over France’s Cesar Awards on Friday even as he won best directing for his film “An Officer and a Spy,” with several women in the audience walking out in protest at honouring a man facing rape accusations.

How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe

16 January 2020, 5:40 AM

Ellen Fungisai Chipango, University of Johannesburg Zimbabwe’s economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity. Around 40% of the country’s population has access to electricity. The country has access to vast and diverse possible energy resources. These include about 12 billion metric tonnes of coal, hydro power potential concentrated along […]

Mobile courts deliver long-awaited justice in remote parts of South Sudan

12 December 2019, 8:09 AM

People living in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria town of Yambio can now have access to justice, through the initiation of a mobile court in the area, which is expected to hear more than 100 cases by end of the year.

African migrants are not made up of only those fleeing danger: UN Report

21 October 2019, 9:22 PM

A new United Nations report has found that despite dangers, majority of irregular migrants from Africa to Europe would still travel. They are doing so not because they are fleeing danger but rather because their home countries are not able to meet their aspirations quickly enough.

‘Policy critical to SA’s developmental trajectory’

7 June 2019, 9:24 PM

The issue of policy consensus is critical to South Africa’s developmental trajectory. That is the view of the United Nations Development Programme’s newly-appointed Resident Representative to South Africa, Economist Dr Ayodele Odusola, who assumes the role later in June.

‘Golden handshake’ for DR Congo’s outgoing ministers

1 February 2019, 9:29 PM

In the weeks leading up to Democratic Republic of Congo’s controversial election, those leaving power quietly passed two decrees guaranteeing themselves money and benefits that would ensure their financial security for decades to come.

DR Congo set for historic political transition

24 January 2019, 5:41 AM

Felix Tshisekedi is to be sworn in on Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the country’s first-ever peaceful handover of power after chaotic and bitterly-disputed elections.

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