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Mozambique declares second virus emergency

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has announced another 30 days of emergency from Friday midnight in a bid to limit the spread of coronavirus. This is the second time the country has declared a health emergency since March when it confirmed its first case. In a televised address on Wednesday night, …

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Botswana bans alcohol sales

Botswana’s government has banned the sale of alcohol and suspended all liquor licences. A gazette notice said the suspension was until further notice. All alcohol selling stores will remain closed. The reason given for the ban was that alcohol had “negative effects on adherence to Covid-19 protocols”. Last week, the …

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Gambian leader declares state of emergency

Gambian President Adama Barrow has declared a state of emergency and introduced nationwide night curfew for 21 days as coronavirus cases keep rising. The president said the borders and airspace will remain closed except for cargo, diplomats and those seeking treatment abroad. He said the rising cases were “worrisome”, Anadolu …

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Egypt investigates alleged gang rape at luxury hotel

Egypt’s public prosecutor said Wednesday it has ordered an investigation into a gang rape allegation at a luxury hotel in Cairo in 2014 that surfaced on social media last month. “The Public Prosecution received a letter from the National Council for Women, accompanied by a complaint filed by one of …

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Lady paraded after being caught stealing cassava

A lady has been caught stealing cassava from a farm in Nkwedi village of Ohafia local government area of Abia state.   The lady got more than she bargained for as she was paraded round the village with what she stole. Facebook user, Endurance Kalu wrote;   A vibrant married lady …

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Two senior health officials suspended over death of 67-year-old man

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu has announced the immediate suspension of the medical manager and nursing manager at Northdale Hospital, as well as the redeployment of the acting CEO to her original position as a maternal health specialist. This follows the death of Sibusiso Edward Khumalo, 67, while in the …

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WHO surge team expected in SA

The first team of experts from the World Health Organisation, who will assist South Africa in its fight against Coronavirus, is set to arrive in the country today. A total of 43 senior experts from across the globe, including renowned specialists Dr David Heymann (a seasoned infectious disease epidemiologist and …

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Beirut blast: Lebanon in mourning after massive explosion

Lebanon is in mourning after a huge explosion in the capital Beirut killed at least 100 people and injured more than 4,000 others on Tuesday. The whole city was shaken by the blast, which began with a fire at the port which exploded into a mushroom cloud. President Michel Aoun …

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa vows to ‘flush out’ opponents

Zimbabwe’s president has vowed to “flush out” his opponents as anger with his government grows over alleged corruption and economic mismanagement. Attempts by “a few rogue Zimbabweans” to destabilise the country in “league with foreign detractors” would be overcome, Emmerson Mnangagwa added. More than 20 people have been arrested since …

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Abducted 2-month-old baby found alive, woman arrested

A 38-year-old Bloemfontein woman who allegedly abducted a two-month-old baby while his mom was fetching medication at a clinic, has been arrested after the child was found on Tuesday. According to police, their investigation led them to a house in Phase 6, in the Bloemspruit area in Mangaung, where they …

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Beirut blast: Hundreds injured in explosion – Red Cross

A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has caused widespread damage, injuring hundreds of people, the Lebanese Red Cross says. It is not yet clear what caused the explosion in the city’s port region. Video posted online showed a large mushroom cloud and destroyed buildings. Hospitals are said to …

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