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19-May-2020 to 06:18

Embattled Thabane to step down as Lesotho PM

APA-Maseru (Lesotho) — Embattled Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane on Monday said he is stepping down as head of government, ending months of political tension in the tiny southern African kingdom as rivals desperately tried to push him out amid a murder trial.

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18-May-2020 to 17:43

S/African gov’t should protect mine workers from job cuts – Union

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The South African government should protect mine workers from victimisation by their employers who are likely to use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to lay off their workers, a union official said on Monday.

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18-May-2020 to 17:12

S/Africa: Saving lives is lockdown priority – Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday said the eight-week coronavirus lockdown slapped on South Africa was designed to save lives by containing the deadly disease from spreading among the population.

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18-May-2020 to 16:58

Morocco arrests 4 individuals over int’l drug trafficking

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — Morocco's General Directorate for Territorial Surveillance (DGST) has announced that the National Brigade of the Judicial Police arrested Sunday four individuals, including an officer from DGST Regional Directorate in Tangier for their alleged links with international drug and psychotropic drug trafficking networks and disclosure of professional secrecy, complicity, corruption and concealment of wanted persons.

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17-May-2020 to 07:16

COVID-19 cripples S/Africa’s private schools - Official

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Closure of South Africa’s schools during the seven-week coronavirus pandemic lockdown is threatening to cripple the country’s private educational institutions, APA learnt on Sunday.

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16-May-2020 to 13:42

Zimbabwe indefinitely extends COVID-19 lockdown

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — President Emmerson Mnangagwa has extended Zimbabwe’s Level 2 lockdown indefinitely as coronavirus cases in the country rose to 42 on Saturday.

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16-May-2020 to 09:04

No plan from S/African Airways’ fixers yet - Minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Consultants tasked with charting a viable path for South African Airways’ continued operations in 25 days have pocketed millions of dollars but failed to produce a plan within the allocated time, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has claimed.

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