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President Ramaphosa of South Africa visits human settlements, water and sanitation COVID-19 command center

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is visiting the Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation COVID-19 Command Center at Rand Water in Johannesburg, where he will be briefed on the operations of the center in response to...

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa: What we have learned and how Africa is responding to coronavirus

Dear Fellow South African,One thing we have learnt about the coronavirus over the last three months is that it does not respect borders. It has spread across Asia, Europe, North, Central and...

World-renowned South African scientist Gita Ramjee dies from coronavirus

A world-renowned South African scientist Gita Ramjee has died from Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.Professor Ramjee died in hospital near the coastal city of Durban on Tuesday. She...

Our coronavirus lockdown will save lives, Ramaphosa writes quarantined South Africans after meeting 114 returnees from Wuhan

Dear Fellow South African,As we begin the first full week of the nation-wide lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic that is devastating the world, we are grateful for good news that brings...

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa calls on G20, World Bank, IMF, AfDB to help Africa amid coronavirus economic turbulence

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the G20 countries and international financial institutions to help Africa amid the novel coronavirus...

WHO tells Africa stopping coronavirus is “in your hands”

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told African nations on Wednesday that stopping the spread of the coronavirus and preventing a sinister outcome was in "their hands"."The first...

BREAKING: South Africa to be on lockdown from midnight Thursday as coronavirus cases skyrocket to over 400

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday that South Africa would be on lockdown from midnight Thursday for 21 days to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic.The announcement came after Health Minister Zweli...

President Cyril Ramaphosa writes South Africans about COVID-19: Our existence as a nation has been put to the test

Dear Fellow South African, There comes a time in the affairs of a country when, in the face of the most formidable of challenges, its very existence as a nation is put to the test. The coronavirus pandemic...

South Africa’s telecoms giant MTN ramps up efforts to support customers and communities as COVID-19 spreads across markets

In a statement to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C. on Monday, mobile telecommunications giant MTN revealed that 17 of its 21 markets have COVID-19 infections, adding that it was ramping up efforts to support...

The coronavirus in South Africa – Perspectives by President Cyril Ramaphosa

Dear Fellow South African,The world is in the throes of a public health emergency on a scale not witnessed in over a century.The spread of the coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, has been...
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Atiku Abubakar: What Africa must do to mitigate the damaging effects of coronavirus

Before the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the globe, Nigeria spent 42% of her earnings on debt servicing. We have arrived at...

Africa remembers genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda 26 years ago

The chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat has written a moving letter to Africans on the 26th commemoration...

Ethiopia records 8 new coronavirus cases, including 9-month-old infant

Ethiopia has recorded eight new coronavirus cases, including a 9-month-old infant, Health Minister Dr. Lia Tadesse announced on Tuesday.

BREAKING: More than 1200 people died from coronavirus in U.S. in past 24 hours bringing total toll to nearly 11,000

More than 1200 people died from coronavirus in the United States in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll...
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