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13-May-2020 to 10:00

Zambian leader orders reopening of premier tourist attraction

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Zambian President Edgar Lungu has ordered the re-opening of the Victoria Falls and local hotels to tourists in a move aimed at injecting life into a tourism sector crippled by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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12-May-2020 to 13:43

Ramaphosa pays homage to S/African nurses amid Covid-19

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday commended the country’s nurses for their immense devotion to life-saving duties in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and other health challenges nationwide.

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12-May-2020 to 13:32

S/African gov’t, brewer resolve impasse on beer stockpiles

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Alcoholic beverages manufacturer South African Breweries (SAB) and the government have agreed to save millions of bottled beer from being thrown away due to lack of storage space at its factories, the brewer said on Tuesday.

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12-May-2020 to 10:02

IFJ demands unconditional release of missing Mozambican journalist

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The International Federation of Journalists on Tuesday called on the Mozambican government to ensure the safe return of a journalist allegedly abducted by the army more than a month ago in the troubled northern province of Cabo Delgado.

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11-May-2020 to 15:18

S/Africa: COVID-19 to remain a threat for some time – Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday warned South Africans to be prepared to live with the coronavirus pandemic for at least a year or two if no vaccine is found soon to cure the disease.

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11-May-2020 to 13:08

Lesotho PM to leave office by May 22 as governing coalition collapses

APA-Maseru (Lesotho) — The four-party coalition under whose banner Lesotho’s embattled Prime Minister Thomas Thabane was elected collapsed on Monday, with the premier’s All Basotho Convention and the opposition Democratic Congress close to inking a pact to form another unity government.

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11-May-2020 to 11:19

COVID-19: Windfall for Zimbabwe police as fugitives return home

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — While others sectors of society are worried stiff about the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Zimbabwean police officers are busy counting their luck – fugitives from justice are showing up on their doorsteps in numbers.

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