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Saturday, April 17, 2021
South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa called for calm after the alleged police killing of a disabled teenager sparked protests and placed the spotlight back on the country’s record of police brutality. Relatives of Nathaniel Julius, 16, who had Down’s syndrome, said...
It says South Africa - where testing has been widespread - accounts for more than half of all cases. Tanzania's lack of data meanwhile is a "concern" for the AU. Experts say a lack of comprehensive testing across Africa means the true...
“A number of irregularities have been reported regarding changes to the data in the Doing Business 2018 and Doing Business 2020 reports,” the global institution said in a statement on August 27. The institution said it had informed the authorities of the...
Cigarette smuggling boomed in South Africa during its nearly five-month ban on legal sales as part of anti-COVID-19 measures, and even though legal sales are once again permitted, many in the tobacco industry think the illegal trade will continue. South...
Two main opposition leaders in Ivory Coast, who pose the strongest threat to incumbent President Alassane Ouattara, have filed their names to become official candidates for their parties ahead of October elections. Pascal Affi N'Guessan of the Ivorian Popular Front...
Months before 2020 was derailed by a State of National Disaster, the ANC had planned for its national general council (NGC) – the most powerful gathering in between its five-yearly conferences – to take place around June to August....
As expected, one of Africa’s biggest economies took a big hit, recording the steepest contraction in more than nine years, at -6.10% year-on-year (YoY). Some analysts were quick to call this a recession – generally defined as two quarters of consecutive...
The release of Minbos Resources’ (ASX: MNB) Scoping Study demonstrates that this company could achieve robust returns in the near future, as it looks to its goal of building a nutrient supply and distribution business that stimulates agricultural production...
The European Union has suspended its training missions in Mali after a military coup last week removed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from power, according to bloc officials.The two missions training Mali's army and police as part of international efforts...
Algeria has set November 1 as the date for a referendum on a new constitution aimed at boosting democracy and giving parliament a greater role after months-long protests demanding reforms. After "consultations with the parties concerned, it was decided to...