Bill Gates to assist African countries with coronavirus testing kits

5 April 2020, 8:48 AM
Microsoft founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates, has committed to assist African countries with mass-based testing kits for the coronavirus.  
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Mozambique to set up independent fund for projects 22 August 2017, 7:07 AM

Mozambique‘s government plans to set up a sovereign investment fund where taxes paid on sales of the country’s minerals will be used to finance development projects, state-run AIM news agency said on Monday quoting the Finance Minister. Minister of Economy and Finance Adriano Maleiane said the new fund would have capital gains taxes paid on […]

Mozambique to set up independent fund for projects 22 August 2017, 7:07 AM

Mozambique's government plans to set up a sovereign investment fund where taxes paid on sales of the country's minerals will be used to finance development projects.

Kenyan children malnourished, at risk of dying 21 August 2017, 3:52 PM

International non-governmental organisations working in Kenya say nearly 73 000 children in the country are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made immediately available. This follows joint nutrition assessments conducted by the country’s regional Health Department and Unicef as well as nine aid organisations working on the […]

Kenyan children malnourished, at risk of dying 21 August 2017, 3:52 PM

International non-governmental organisations working in Kenya say nearly 73 000 children in the country are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger.

Nigeria’s Buhari says separatists cross red line 21 August 2017, 8:33 AM

Separatists calling for the breakup of Nigeria have crossed a red line and the country’s unity is not negotiable, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday.

Nearly 500 dead pulled from Sierra Leone mudslide 21 August 2017, 7:36 AM

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday.

SA commits to implementation of SADC strategy 21 August 2017, 6:52 AM

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says the South African government will prioritise the implementation of the South African Development Community (SADC) Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap.

SADC bids farewell to Dos Santos, Ian Khama 20 August 2017, 8:23 PM

The 37th ordinary SADC summit of heads of state and government in Pretoria on Sunday bid farewell to two outgoing regional leaders.

Two elderly foreigners found murdered in Kenya’s Mombasa city 20 August 2017, 3:47 PM

The bodies of a Caucasian couple thought to be between 60 and 70 years old were found dumped by a rural road in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday.

Task Force to tackle threat of terrorism in Africa’s Sahel region 19 August 2017, 9:41 PM

The joint task force by the so-called Group of Five to tackle the threat of terrorism in Africa's Sahel region is now operational.

“SADC countries to work hard to ensure infrastructure development” 19 August 2017, 9:05 PM

SADC countries must work hard to ensure infrastructure development and industrialisation. That's according to President Jacob Zuma.

Nigeria’s Buhari returns home after three-month sick leave in Britain 19 August 2017, 7:01 PM

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Saturday from three months of medical leave in Britain where he received treatment for an unspecified ailment.

2017 an important year for SADC: Zuma 19 August 2017, 3:23 PM

President Jacob Zuma says 2017 symbolises an important year for SADC.

Zuma to open SADC Heads of State Summit 19 August 2017, 6:57 AM

President Jacob Zuma is set to open the 37th the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State Summit on Saturday morning in Pretoria.

All systems go for SADC Summit in Pretoria 18 August 2017, 8:45 PM

SADC efforts to achieve a deeper integration and sustainable development would be meaningless if it fails to safeguard political stability and peace and security in the region.

SA plans to grant Mugabe immunity, source claims 18 August 2017, 4:36 PM

South Africa is planning to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe.

Grace Mugabe must face the law: Dlamini-Zuma 18 August 2017, 6:49 AM

Former African Union Commission chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Thursday said Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of beating up a young South African model, must face the law.

Namibian banks respond to repo cut by reducing lending rates 17 August 2017, 8:10 PM

Some banks in Namibia have responded to the repo rate cut announced by the central bank Wednesday.

Sierra Leone’s race to bury mudslide victims 17 August 2017, 6:45 AM

There's little time for mourning as Sierra Leone rushes to bury its dead.

Teachers can play major role in advancing African Renaissance: Mbeki 16 August 2017, 9:37 PM

Teaching is an obligation that falls on the shoulders of teachers - a resolve to take our future into our own hands and determine our own destiny.      

‘Grace Mugabe still in SA’ 16 August 2017, 9:25 PM

In new twist to the Grace Mugabe saga, the Police have now confirmed that Zimbabwe's first lady is still in South Africa.

Odinga to challenge Kenya’s election results at Supreme Court 16 August 2017, 7:55 PM

Kenya's Opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday that he will move to the Supreme Court to challenge the outcome of last week's presidential elections.

Possible attempted murder charge for Grace Mugabe 16 August 2017, 3:35 PM

A criminal law attorney says Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe could be charged with attempted murder.

Hundreds of bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide 16 August 2017, 6:49 AM

Rescue teams in Sierra Leone searched for missing people in the town of Regent on Tuesday, a day after floods and mudslides devastated Sierra Leone's capital Freetown and the surrounding areas.

Suicide bombers kill 27, wounds 83 in northeast Nigeria 16 August 2017, 6:30 AM

A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants.

Grace Mugabe is back in Zimbabwe: Reports 15 August 2017, 9:32 PM

Police say they'll continue to investigate the assault case against Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe, though she has not handed herself over as expected and her whereabouts are unclear.

Africa should be able to finance its own projects: Nkoana Mashabane 15 August 2017, 7:34 PM

Regional leaders have a responsibility to substantially improve the lives of the people of the region and realize economic development.

Police deny Grace Mugabe handed herself over 15 August 2017, 3:10 PM

There's confusion over whether Grace Mugabe has handed herself over to police in connection with an alleged assault in a Sandton hotel room.

SA takes over SADC chairmanship 15 August 2017, 12:45 PM

South Africa has officially taken over from Swaziland as the new chair of the SADC Council of Ministers

Safety MEC orders probe into alleged Grace Mugabe assault incident 15 August 2017, 9:20 AM

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane has condemned the conduct of Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe, who allegedly assaulted a young woman in Sandton, Johannesburg.