South Africa

"this Is Unprecedented" - South Africa Invokes Military-controlled Lockdown As Infections...

"This Is Unprecedented" - South Africa Invokes Military-Controlled Lockdown As Infections Soar South Africa's 57 million people entered into a Martial law-style lockdown for three weeks starting on Friday, a move by the government that...
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I’ve Seen Wars And Epidemics Unfold. But Now That I Have An Immunocompromised Partner, The...

At midnight on Thursday March 26, all of South Africa went into lockdown. For the next 21 days, no one is to leave their homes unless they are going to the grocery store, the pharmacy or to seek medical help. No dog walking, no jogging, no food...

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Tb, Hiv And Covid-19: Urgent Questions As Three Epidemics Collide

Credit: WHO/ F. Tanggol. By External SourceMar 25 2020 (IPS) Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV pose a significant burden on South Africa’s health system. There’s a close relationship between the two. About 60% of TB patients are also HIV-positive. The...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Tuberculosis

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South Africans' Property Rights Are In Deep Danger, Here's How America Can Help

Alexander C. R. Hammond Economics, Africa Important to keep South Africas prosperous and free. During his first official visit to Africa, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned against the South African government’s plan to amend the...
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Pandemics Don't Heal Divisions - They Reveal Them

Steven Friedman Politics, World South Africa is a case in point.  Some around the world predict that the COVID-19 will heal divisions and narrow inequalities. A pandemic, they claim, can remind us of our common humanity and the need to discard...

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Four Government Ministers Have Contracted Coronavirus In Burkina Faso And It’s Spreading Rapidly

Burkina Faso is one of the countries worst hit by the coronavirus on the continent. With 75 confirmed cases, it is Sub-Saharan Africa’s second most affected country after South Africa. Just a few days ago it had fewer than 20 cases.The virus is...

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How China’s South Africa Ambassador Became One Of Its Top Us Antagonists On Twitter

Donald Trump’s unconventional approach to governance and diplomacy has encouraged China to experiment with a more confrontational diplomacy style with one its leading diplomats in Africa.Twitter, like Facebook, is officially blocked in China and...
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Alibaba Co-founder Jack Ma Donates Medical Supplies To Ten More Asian Nations

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma earlier this week promised to send 100,000 face masks, 20,000 test kits, and 1,000 medical protective suits to each of Africa's 54 nations. According to the South China Morning Post, Jack Ma also donated 500,000...

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‘two Minutes Maximum’: Countries Race To Expand Drive-through Virus Testing

From Israel to South Africa, countries around the world are rushing to set up drive-through hubs to test people for the coronavirus, copying a model that has proven effective in South Korea. Health officials in South Korea were the first to open...
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Covid-19 Pandemic Lays Bare The Political Leadership Deficit In Nigeria

“We don't need an existential threat to remind us that Nigeria lacks leadership.” Left to Right: Bill Clinton, US president (1993-2001); William H. Gates III, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Thabo Mbeki, South Africa president...
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South Africa Is Taking Drastic Steps To Save Its High-risk Population From Coronavirus

This week more than 11 million school children are set to stay at home in South Africa as the country’s drastic measures to curb Covid-19 infections come into force. The South African government began revoking visas for individuals traveling from...

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Two Suspected Rhino Poachers In South Africa Killed By Field Staff In Shootout

Two suspected rhinoceros poachers were killed earlier this month in a shootout at the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in South Africa, according to Nomusa Dube-Ncube, who is the member of the KwaZulu-Natal province’s Executive Council responsible for...

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South Africa Bungled The Spanish Flu In 1918 And Those Lessons Are Still Relevant Today

As the issue of repatriation of foreign nationals from China grabs the headlines in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent in the wake of the spread of COVID-19, there are some important lessons that can still be drawn from events 102 years ago...
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South African Police Arrest Traditional King For Ax Attack

A controversial king of South Africa’s AbaThembu, the clan of founding president Nelson Mandela, has been arrested after allegedly attacking family members with an ax at their royal homestead
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Simple Method To Prevent Hiv In South Africa And Uganda Works

In parts of Africa, where the rate of HIV is high, researchers found that using mobile vans to dispense antiretroviral treatment and other care greatly increased viral suppression. Researchers enrolled 1,315 people living with HIV and not on...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Uganda, Medical Research

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Ready For Battle? Watch Swarms Of Locusts Group In 'military Formations' In Saudi Desert

Billions of voracious insects have destroyed crops in Eastern Africa in recent months sparking food shortages in the already poverty-stricken region. Their swarms also spread to the Middle East and South Asia.
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Csiro Wind Energy Experts To Save South Africa From Blackouts

Guest essay by Eric Worrall After a “year of frustration” in Australia, Aussie Government CSIRO spinoff Windlab sees an opportunity to use expensive intermittent renewable energy to reduce blackouts and bring prosperity to South Africa....
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Africa 54

South Africa confirms its first case of COVID-19, a 38-year-old man from the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province, had travelled to Italy with his wife, before returning to South Africa on March first; The non-profit group, Freedom House, has released its...
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South Africa Has Its 1st Confirmed Case Of Coronavirus

COVID-19 has reached the southern tip of Africa, extending its spread around the world. South Africa has confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus, South Africa's health minister Zweli Mkhize announced Thursday. A 38-year-old man who had...

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Joe Biden Keeps On Digging With His South Africa Lie

If Joe Biden had any brains, he would apologize for lying about South Africa and leave it at that. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
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