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South Africa: Mthethwa Salutes Women in Sport

As South Africa commemorates Women’s Month, the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has paid tribute to women in sport, who are flying the South African flag high on the global stage. “Our women in sport epitomise the meaning of being South African. They are stories of resilience, stealth and determination that warrant…

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South Africa: Gauteng SAPS Orders Investigation Into Viral Video

Acting Gauteng Police Commissioner, Major General Tommy Mthombeni, has ordered an urgent investigation into a disturbing video clip circulating on social media of officers allegedly arresting a learner in Krugersdorp. A short video posted on Twitter on Thursday depicts police members manhandling a girl child in uniform. In a statement, Gauteng South African Police Service…

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South Africa: SIU to Investigate Corruption in Water and Sanitation Department

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) will lodge an investigation into allegations of corruption and maladministration in the affairs of the national Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS). The investigation will also serve to recover potential financial losses suffered by the State. This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a proclamation authorising the probe. In a…

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East Africa: Invasive Weed Could Fuel Malaria Transmission

An invasive weed could escalate the spread of malaria in East Africa after scientists found new evidence that it creates a favourable breeding ground for female mosquitoes, which transmit malaria. In a study published in Scientific Reports last month, researchers found that the plant popularly known as “famine weed” releases chemicals called terpene from its…

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Mozambique: Former President Chissano Raises Possibility of Dialogue in Cabo Delgado

Maputo — Former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano has urged the current government to consider the possibility of entering into a dialogue with the terrorist groups operating in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. In a Wednesday interview with Radio Mozambique, Chissano said that historically there have been “certain types of terrorism” which ended through negotiations.…

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Africa: Record Weekly Covid-19 Deaths in Africa

Brazzaville — Weekly COVID-19 deaths in Africa reached a record peak in the week that ended on 1 August, marking the highest seven-day toll since the onset of the pandemic in the continent, new data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. Over 6400 deaths were recorded, a 2% rise compared with the previous week,…

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Uganda: Chemutai – the Heroine Who Predicted Her Gold

This will be Uganda’s best outing at the quadrennial Games. The feeling is so sweet it can only be compared to a teenager’s first time in a discotheque – the eyes light up ever so brightly, mouth jaw-drops and one starts to feel things they have never before. 10000m silver medallist Joshua Cheptegei and bronze…

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