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14-Apr-2021 to 13:51

S/Africa suspends J&J vaccine amid blood clot scare

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has indefinitely suspended use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine following the discovery of blood clots in six people vaccinated with the drug in the United States, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed on Wednesday.

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14-Apr-2021 to 12:57

Former Zimbabwe cricket captain banned for corruption

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been slapped with an eight-year ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC) over allegations emanating from his role in facilitating efforts to throw away matches by teams he coached.

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14-Apr-2021 to 12:24

Zambia, Angola eye crossborder oil pipeline project

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Zambia and Angola are set to sign an agreement for the construction of an oil pipeline connecting the two neighbours in a move expected to ease Lusaka’s fuel challenges, APA learnt here on Wednesday.

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13-Apr-2021 to 15:45

SEZs a boon for S/Africa’s economy - Minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa is counting on a multibillion-dollar investment poured into its special economic zones (SEZs) to help the country recover from the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic’s lockdowns, Deputy Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Nomalungelo Gina said on Tuesday.

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13-Apr-2021 to 12:27

Africa needs to make its own vaccines - Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — While Africa has done much better than other world regions in containing the coronavirus pandemic, the continent needed to develop the skills and capacity to make its own vaccines for future pandemics, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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13-Apr-2021 to 09:42

Botswana probes deaths following AstraZeneca vaccination

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has launched an investigation into the death of two people after taking the AstraZeneca vaccine, the country’s health ministry said on Monday.

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12-Apr-2021 to 12:48

Embrace ICT to renew economy - Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africans should embrace the development of the digital industry through its information and communication technology (ICT) as a main part of the country’s economic recovery plan following the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday.

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