AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

09-Apr-2020 to 15:04

S/African leader backs WHO’s “exceptional leadership” during pandemic

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his role as African Union chair, on Thursday commended the World Health Organisation for its “exceptional leadership” in fighting the coronavirus pandemic since the start of the disease in China.

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08-Apr-2020 to 14:09

Where is Africa's place in the global Covid-19 geopolitics?

APA - Dakar (Senegal) — Africa is striking a new kind of fear in the heart of the international community about its ability to cope with the coronavirus crisis, given that along with Oceania, it is one of the few continents least affected by the pandemic.

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08-Apr-2020 to 13:40

S/African opposition wants lockdown offside minister fired

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party on Wednesday called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to sack Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams for violating the lockdown regulations and endangering the lives of others.

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08-Apr-2020 to 13:12

S/Africa offers TV lessons for students affected by COVID-19

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African Broadcasting Corporation is to offer school lessons on the small screen and radio airwaves to enable the country’s students catch up with missed classes during the coronavirus lockdown, APA learnt on Wednesday.

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08-Apr-2020 to 12:22

Ramaphosa suspends minister for violating lockdown rules

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday took out his long whip against errant Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, suspending her for two months for violating the country’s lockdown regulations.

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07-Apr-2020 to 13:19

Ramaphosa sends best wishes to hospitalised British PM

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday sent best wishes to hospitalised British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, assuring him that “we shall overcome” the coronavirus pandemic.

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07-Apr-2020 to 12:54

Coronavirus claims 12th victim in S/Africa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday that coronavirus has claimed its 12th victim in South Africa, a 57-year-old man from Western Cape Province.

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