:   SUD | SOUTH

29-Mar-2021 to 07:03

S/Africa: Over 230,000 health workers vaccinated

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has so far vaccinated 231,605 healthcare workers out of the initial target of 1.5 million carers needing the jab meant as a first step to protect the country’s 50 million-plus people against the coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Sunday.

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26-Mar-2021 to 14:53

S/Africa: ‘I'm prepared to go to jail’ – Zuma

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma on Friday said he was ready to be imprisoned for defying a Constitutional Court order to return to the hearings of the Commission of Inquiry into high-level corruption which he has boycotted since late last year.

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26-Mar-2021 to 13:56

S/Africa’s central bank maintains repo rate at 3.5%

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 3.5% per annum as the overall risks to the inflation outlook appeared to be balanced in the near to medium terms, SARB governor Lesetja Kganyago confirmed on Friday.

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26-Mar-2021 to 07:44

Zimbabwe qualifies for AFCON finals, third time in a row

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe booked a place at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament set for Cameroon in January 2022 following a 1-0 victory against neighbours Botswana on Thursday night.

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25-Mar-2021 to 14:19

Scientist steps down from S/Africa's Covid-19 taskforce

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — One of South Africa’s award-winning scientists, Salim Abdool Karim has stepped down from his co-chairing role in the country’s coronavirus advisory team, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed on Thursday.

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25-Mar-2021 to 13:38

Covid-19: S/Africa expands vaccination programme

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s coronavirus vaccination programme, now in its second month after vaccinating over 200,000 people, has been extended to 54 sites across the country, Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said on Thursday.

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25-Mar-2021 to 13:21

Mozambican troops launch offensive against Jihadist insurgents

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Mozambique’s security forces have launched an offensive to expel Jihadist militants from a town in the strife-torn northern Cabo Delgado province, the Ministry of Defence announced on Thursday.

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