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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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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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