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04-Aug-2020 to 16:38

Mnangagwa blames ‘dark forces’ for Zimbabwe’s woes

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — President Emmerson Mnangagwa has blamed “dark forces” for Zimbabwe’s political and economic woes as a new hashtag #ZimbabweansLivesMatter on Tuesday helped focus global attention on alleged rights abuses by his government.

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04-Aug-2020 to 13:31

S/Africa’s opposition threatens to shut down Zimbabwe mission over abuses

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’ opposition Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema on Tuesday demanded the shutting down of Zimbabwe’s diplomatic mission in the country amid allegations of rising human rights abuses in the neighbouring country.

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04-Aug-2020 to 06:03

S/Africa: Ramaphosa vows to stop looting of Covid-19 funds

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed readiness to “decisively and harshly” deal with alleged looters of state funds meant to ease the pain of the coronavirus pandemic during the current four-month lockdown, APA has learnt.

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03-Aug-2020 to 15:54

Africa: The latest onslaught from Russia's military diplomacy

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Is Africa''s growing importance guaranteeing the continent a role as the next frontier for Russia's new military adventurism to compete Moscow's traditional rivals China and the United States?

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03-Aug-2020 to 15:13

Foreigners under lockdown have till October to leave S/Africa - Minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Monday gave foreigners, whose visas have expired during the lockdown, until October to leave the country without any penalties.

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03-Aug-2020 to 14:55

S/Africa: Ombudsman joins Covid-19 corruption probe

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is probing corruption in the dishing out of coronavirus relief funds to institutions and individuals, her office confirmed on Monday.

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02-Aug-2020 to 11:24

S/Africa breaches half-a-million COVID-19 cases mark

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa has breached the half-a-million coronavirus cases mark amid fears that the number could rise further in coming months.

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