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21-Sep-2020 to 14:11

S/Africa: Covid-19 ‘war not over’ – Minister

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa on Monday moved to the Level One lockdown with eased restrictions in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic but the war against the disease “is not yet over,” Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has warned.

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21-Sep-2020 to 13:54

S/Africa: Ramaphosa demands UN Security Council reforms

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — As part of the United Nations’ overdue transformation, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that Africa needed to have a permanent seat on the Security Council as the world body celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.

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21-Sep-2020 to 13:44

Botswana: Bacterial ingestion behind mass elephant deaths - Experts

APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — The death of more than 300 elephants in Botswana early this year was due to ingestion of water-borne bacteria and was not caused by poaching activity, experts said on Monday.

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21-Sep-2020 to 07:46

Namibia welcomes first European flight after opening of borders

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — A Lufthansa plane carrying 133 passengers became the first direct commercial flight from Europe to land in Namibia on Sunday after the southern African country opened its borders to international travellers earlier this month.

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21-Sep-2020 to 06:46

African experts endorse Covid-19 herbal medicine trials

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — A newly formed World Health Organisation body known as the African Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for Covid-19 has endorsed a protocol for the third phase of clinical trials of herbal medicine aimed at treating the virus, the UN agency said on Sunday.

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19-Sep-2020 to 09:41

S/African activists join Semenya's battle against IAAF ban

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South African activists, despondent over a recent Swiss Supreme Court ruling to uphold a lower court ban of Olympian Caster Semenya from competing on the world stage, have vowed to solicit the help of the United Nations and the African Union to quash the decision.

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18-Sep-2020 to 13:14

No change in S/Africa’s repo rate – Bank

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has kept its repurchase (repo) rate unchanged at 3.5% per annum for the first time since the start of Covid-19 in March this year, SARB governor Lesetja Kganyago has said.

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