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COVID-19 in Africa: Fewer Cases So Far, and More Preparation Needed

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The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has taken the world by surprise. The good news...
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Cathy Buckle: Zimbabwe Waits for the Red Stain of Coronavirus

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Dear Family and Friends, In the bright light of the moon a pair of owls call to each other across the neighbourhood: Hoo hoo,...

African Grey Parrots Help Each Other in Times of Need

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People readily help each other. We donate blood and food or help old people across the street. Among non-human animals this propensity to help...
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Cathy Buckle: Looting Cheap Food from Hungry Zimbabweans

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Dear Family and Friends, I am writing this letter to you on Robert Mugabe Youth Day (21 Feb), a recently proclaimed public holiday... writes...

Africa’s First Documented Case of Coronavirus in Egypt. Is South Africa...

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Egypt announced its first Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case on Friday, making it Africa's first documented infection. “This is not unexpected and South Africa remains...
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WATCH Trevor Noah, Bill Gates, Federer and Nadal at Tennis Match...

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If you weren't lucky enough to be one of the world record-breaking spectators at the Match in Africa on 7 February in Cape Town,...
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Ugandan Actress in Disney’s Queen of Katwe Passes Away at 15

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Young African actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa, who starred in Disney's Queen of Katwe, has tragically passed away in Uganda at the age of just...

Probe Into Death 0f UN Boss 60 Years Ago Needs South...

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Democratic South Africa has skeletons in the closet that it needs to address. One of these is the death of Dag Hammarskjöld, the Secretary-General...
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Cathy Buckle: “Hungry Zimbabwe And The Scorpion In The Sink”

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Dear Family and Friends, When I put my fingers into a black china bowl of water in the sink to scoop out what I...
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Cabinet Lekgotla Focussing On South Africa’s Economic Growth and SOEs

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The deepening of economic growth and the predicament of the country's state-owned enterprises (SOEs) - like Eskom and SAA - are expected to be...

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