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11-Jan-2023 to 12:57

S/Africa’s Cape Town airport registers 95 percent rise in arrivals

APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — Cape Town International Airport has almost fully recovered from the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with official data showing that the gateway to one of South Africa’s main tourist attractions has recorded a 95-percent increase in passenger numbers compared to pre-pandemic numbers.

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11-Jan-2023 to 10:44

S/Africa: BMW advert triggers racism claims

APA-Durban (South Africa) — An advert featuring a black woman standing next to one of BMW’s latest BMW 5 Series models has caused an uproar in South Africa, with Media Personality and Poet Ntsiki Mazwai accusing the multinational vehicle maker of waging a racist campaign against black people, APA learnt on Wednesday.

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11-Jan-2023 to 09:50

No restrictions on new Omicron sub-variant – South African minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s identification of a new Omicron subvariant known as XBB.1.5 will not lead to the country imposing new restrictions on the population, Health Minister Joe Phaahla said on Wednesday.

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10-Jan-2023 to 15:27

SADC force probes burning of bodies by troops in Mozambique

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The Southern African Development Community (SADC) intervention force in Mozambique launched a probe into an incident in which suspected members of the force were filmed burning bodies of unidentified persons in the insurgence-hit north of the country.

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10-Jan-2023 to 09:51

Malawi sends cholera SOS as death toll spikes

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi has appealed for humanitarian assistance to deal with a cholera outbreak that has claimed more than 700 lives over the past 10 months.

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10-Jan-2023 to 07:59

Botswana records first COVID death in four months

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has recorded its first death from COVID-19 in four months as the southern African country reported an increase in new infections from the deadly virus.

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09-Jan-2023 to 12:57

Suspected Mozambican kidnapping kingpin arrested in S/Africa

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — A Mozambican national believed to be the kingpin of a ring involved in kidnappings for ransom in Mozambique has been remanded in custody after appearing before a Johannesburg magistrate on Monday.

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