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In major national address on COVID-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa to address South Africans on Sunday

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation at 7 p.m. on Sunday on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of COVID-19. The President’s address follows recent meetings of Cabinet,...

African Union chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates new Lesotho Prime Minister Dr. Moeketsi Majoro

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Union, has congratulated Dr Moeketsi Majoro on his appointment as the new Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to consult with traditional leadership on lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Saturday morning, Saturday, 23 May 2020, hold an engagement with traditional leadership to discuss the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic and matters related to the national lockdown.

President Ramaphosa holds virtual talks with South African tourism stakeholders amid COVID-19 economic paralysis

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa will on Friday morning hold emergency talks with tourism stakeholders amid COVID-19 economic paralysis. The stakeholders in the tourism industry sought an opportunity to engage the President...

President Cyril Ramaphosa virtually meets opposition parties in South Africa to discuss COVID-19 response

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa on Wednesday morning met with leaders of political parties represented in Parliament to discuss the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic and matters related to the national lockdown.

Read President Cyril Ramaphosa’s letter to South Africans on democracy amid COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa writes a letter every Monday to his countrymen about the burning issue of the day. This time, he narrowed its content to democracy amid COVID-19 pandemic. Dear...

African Union chair Ramaphosa to call for global solidarity against COVID-19 in address to 73rd Session of the World Health Assembly

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa who doubles as the head of the African Union will on Monday, 18 May 2020, address the virtual 73rd Session of the World Health Assembly (WHA), at the invitation of...

MTN’s revenue up 11.1% in constant currency in Q1 amid COVID-19 crisis

MTN Group on Thursday announced a positive service revenue trajectory in the first quarter financial results for the year ended March 31, 2020. “The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy...

President Ramaphosa: Coronavirus would remain in South Africa for at least a year, even as lockdown measures are eased

In his weekly letter to South Africans, President Cyril Ramaphosa called on his countrymen to remain vigilant as lockdown measures are gradually eased, saying the novel coronavirus would remain among South Africans for a year or...

Cameroonian Julie Owono, Kenyan Maina Kiai and South African-Ghanaian Afia Asare-Kyei appointed members of ‘Oversight Board’ for Facebook and Instagram content

Julie Owono, a digital rights advocate and Executive Director of Internet Sans Frontières from Cameroon, Maina Kiai, a human rights activist and Director of Human Rights Watch’s Global Alliances and Partnerships program from Kenya, and Afia...

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Read full remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on financing for development amid COVID-19

Good morning. I want to thank Prime Minister Trudeau, Prime Minister Holness, and Secretary-General Guterres for keeping...

Read IMF’s Kristalina Georgieva’s remarks to World Economic Forum highlighting the “great reset” needed amid COVID-19

My thanks to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and to Professor Schwab for bringing us together.

African equity capital markets activity see downward turn but increase in domestic investors -PricewaterhouseCoopers Nigeria

Data presented from  the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Nigeria 2019 African Capital Market Watch, which reviewed the performance of Africa’s capital markets between...

Nigeria Senate approves Buhari’s $5.513 billion external borrowing request

The Nigerian Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s $5.513 (Five Billion, Five Hundred and Thirteen Million United States Dollars) external borrowing...

Nigeria’s SERAP writes Buhari to provide spending details and audit of ‘fresh’ $5.513 billion loan

The Nigerian Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him...
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