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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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15-May-2020 to 12:59

S/African banks receive 6,000 complaints from public – Report

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — One of South Africa’s major banks, First National Bank (FNB), has led other banks in the country in receiving the majority of the 6,000 complaints that customers have lodged against the sector in 2019, APA learnt on Friday.

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14-May-2020 to 17:18

Namibian leader freezes purchase of new gov’t vehicles

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Namibian President Hage Geingob has ordered a freeze on the purchase of new vehicles for ministers and other public officials over the next five years as part of austerity measures by his government.

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14-May-2020 to 14:43

S/Africa’s premier marathon TKO’d by COVID-19 pandemic

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — One of South Africa’s oldest sporting events, the Comrades Marathon, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic which continues to kill people daily in the country, Athletics South Africa (ASA) announced on Thursday.

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14-May-2020 to 10:37

Botswana lifts ban on travel to and from capital after COVID-19 scare

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has lifted a ban on movement in and out of the capital Gaborone that was imposed on Monday after a truck driver travelling from South Africa had tested positive at the weekend.

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14-May-2020 to 06:11

S/Africa to further ease lockdown rules in June - Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa, in its seventh week of a coronavirus pandemic lockdown that has killed 219 people in the country, is expected to move to the next stage of easing the strict regulations in June, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

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