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22-Nov-2022 to 07:53

Malawi receives $88m ‘food shock’ loan from IMF

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The International Monetary Fund has approved an US$88.3 million loan to Malawi under a new facility intended to help low-income countries cope with global food price shocks.

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21-Nov-2022 to 11:49

Taxi strike gets violent in S/Africa’s Cape Town, buses torched

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — A two-day strike by taxi owners belonging to the South African National Taxi Association (Santaco) in the Western Cape province has turned violent, with the burning of three buses and the commandeering of a fourth bus, official said on Monday.

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21-Nov-2022 to 10:45

S/Africa: Ramaphosa arrives in UK for state visit

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Britain on Monday ahead of the first state visit hosted by King Charles III as monarch.

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21-Nov-2022 to 03:57

COP27 ends with landmark ‘Loss and Damage’ climate deal

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The two-week UN Climate Change 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) ended on Sunday in the Egyptian port city of Sharm el-Sheik, with an agreement to set up a “Lost and Damage Fund” to assist developing countries to respond to the negative impact of the changing climate.

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18-Nov-2022 to 11:54

S/African workers reject offer, set for strike next week

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Thousands of South Africa’s public servants will stage a nationwide strike next week following the rejection of a government wage offer of 7.5% made to them on Friday, the workers’ trade union federations have said.

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18-Nov-2022 to 09:24

IMF waives penalty against Malawi for misreported foreign reserves

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The International Monetary Fund has granted Malawi a waiver after the country misreported its international reserves three years ago, the Bretton Woods institution announced on Thursday.

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18-Nov-2022 to 09:04

South Africa reports slight rise in Covid cases

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s coronavirus infections are on the rise again, with the country reportedly entering another wave of the pandemic, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Senior Researcher, Dr Ridhwaan Suliman, has said.

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