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Malawi: Joyce Banda, Ex-African Leaders Demand Measures to Cushion Economic Consequences of COVID-19
on 03/04/2020 at 17:34
[Nyasa Times] Malawi former president Joyce Banda and 11 other African leaders have called on the African Union, United Nations and World Bank to help condense the social and economic effects of coronavirus in Africa.
Mozambique: Five People Injured in Sofala Ambushes
on 03/04/2020 at 15:22
[AIM] Maputo -Five people were injured in two ambushes on Thursday against buses in the Mutindiri area of Chibabava district, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, according to a report in the independent newssheet "Carta de Mocambique".
Mozambique: One Case of COVID-19 in Cabo Delgado
on 03/04/2020 at 15:20
[AIM] Maputo -One of the people diagnosed earlier this week with the respiratory disease Covid-19, appears to have picked up the infection in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.
Zimbabwe: Govt, Civil Servants Headed for Clash
on 03/04/2020 at 14:03
[Zimbabwe Independent] Government and its workers are headed for a showdown amid revelations the civils servants were demanding United States dollar-denominated salaries post the Covid-19 pandemic.
Zimbabwe: Chamisa Faces Disciplinary Action, Mwonzora Threatens
on 03/04/2020 at 13:53
[Zimbabwe Independent] Reinstated MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora has delivered stinging criticism of his long-time nemesis Nelson Chamisa and his allies, saying they faced disciplinary action for failing to comply with Tuesday's Supreme Court decision rendering Thokozani Khupe as the rightful leader of the party.
Namibia: 12 Elephants, 45 Rhinos Poached in 2019
on 03/04/2020 at 13:33
[Namibia Economist] During last year, an estimated 12 elephants and 45 rhinos were poached during 2019, the ministry of environment and tourism's wildlife crime report of 2019 shows.
Africa: Telecoms Mogul Masiyiwa Calls On African Govts to Seek Help From China
on 03/04/2020 at 13:29
[New Zimbabwe] Econet founder and executive chairman, Strive Masiyiwa has urged African governments to turn to their Chinese friends for help in fighting Coronavirus.
Zimbabwe: Finance Minister Ncube Establishes COVID-19 Crowdfunding
on 03/04/2020 at 13:22
[New Zimbabwe] Finance Minister, Mthuli Ncube has established a Coronavirus crowdfunding scheme to beef up resources for national use.
Zambia: Zambian Dies of COVID-19
on 03/04/2020 at 13:22
[Times of Zambia] As Zambia recorded its first COVID-19 death and the numbers of Coronavirus infections rose by three to 39, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya warned that strategies need to change to stop person-to-person transmissions.
Zimbabwe: Govt, UN Launch a U.S.$715 Million Humanitarian Response Plan for 2020
on 03/04/2020 at 13:11
[263Chat] The 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan for Zimbabwe was launched today, targeting 5.6 million people with food assistance and support in the areas of health, water-sanitation-hygiene, education, protection, nutrition, shelter, and camp coordination and management. The plan requests for a total of US$715 million from international community.
Zimbabwe: Buyanga Takes Son Out of the Country As Custody Battle Rages On
on 03/04/2020 at 13:00
[New Zimbabwe] The raging child custody feud between millionaire, Frank Buyanga and his ex-girlfriend Chantelle Muteswa has taken a new twist after the businessman left the country with the minor.
Zimbabwe: Another Journalist Arrested While Covering COVID-19 Lockdown
on 03/04/2020 at 11:38
[New Zimbabwe] Police continue to disregard government directives to allow journalists to use their 2019 accreditation cards after another journalist Nunurai Jena was arrested Thursday morning while doing his duties in Chinhoyi.
Zimbabwe: Two Zimbabweans Die From COVID-19 in the UK
on 03/04/2020 at 11:21
[The Herald] Two Zimbabweans living in the United Kingdom reportedly died of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, yesterday.
Zimbabwe: Great Zimbabwe University Begins Sanitiser Production
on 03/04/2020 at 11:00
[The Herald] Great Zimbabwe University(GZU) has joined other higher learning institutions in the fight against Covid-19 by launching a sanitiser production project to supply Masvingo Province as the battle to contain the spread of the novel virus intensifies.
Zimbabwe: Chamisa More Worried About COVID-19 Menace Than Politics - Spokesperson
on 03/04/2020 at 10:30
[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa's attention is still focused on saving human life in the wake of COVID-19 and any attempt to derail his ambitions to achieve that goal will not succeed.
Zimbabwe: U.S.$715 Million Humanitarian Response Plan Launched
on 03/04/2020 at 10:26
[New Zimbabwe] Government, in conjunction with the United Nations (UN) Thursday launched a 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan sponsored to the tune of US$715 million.
Zimbabwe: Govt to Decide Next COVID-19 Course After Lockdown Period
on 03/04/2020 at 10:20
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe will decide on what route to take in dealing with the Covid-19 threat after the 21-day lockdown period imposed by government to try to prevent the further spread of the disease.
Zimbabwe: Locked Down With No Water, Chitungwiza Residents Confront Govt
on 03/04/2020 at 10:19
[New Zimbabwe] Chitungwiza residents have filed an urgent chamber application with the High Court for council and government to provide safe and consistent water in the dormitory town at a time they were not allowed to leave their homes during a government imposed 21-day lockdown period to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Zimbabwe: U.S.$2,2 Billion Assistance Needed
on 03/04/2020 at 09:39
[The Herald] Zimbabwe needs US$2,2 billion worth of humanitarian aid over the next 12 months, with over two thirds for drought relief food and agriculture and US$220 million to fight Covid-19, according to a formal appeal made by President Mnangagwa yesterday.
Zimbabwe: Alcohol Sales Banned
on 03/04/2020 at 09:39
[The Herald] Police have banned the sale of alcohol in retail outlets countrywide in the wake of the 21-day national lockdown to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
Zimbabwe: Over 600 Under Bulawayo's COVID-19 Watch
on 03/04/2020 at 09:34
[New Zimbabwe] More than 600 people in Bulawayo have been placed under COVID-19 watch after they recently returned from countries worst affected by the world pandemic.
South Africa: New Home for Hundreds of Cape Town Refugees
on 03/04/2020 at 08:01
[News24Wire] A 23km journey, to a new home.
South Africa: Life in Lockdown - Poverty Keeps Informal Settlements Residents From Staying Home
on 03/04/2020 at 07:56
[News24Wire] It is day five of the lockdown in Mamelodi, Pretoria. The status quo remains unchanged.
Zimbabwe: Funeral Service Providers to Bury Sudden Death Bodies Within 24 Hours
on 03/04/2020 at 07:42
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Association of Funeral Assurers (ZAFA) has agreed that funeral parlours shall treat all bodies as COVID-19 contaminated except for road accident and homicide cases.
Africa: What Continent's Biggest Economies are Doing About COVID-19 Relief
on 03/04/2020 at 07:24
[DW] Countries like South African and Nigeria have announced wide-ranging relief measures to help cushion the blow of the coronavirus pandemic. But it's still unclear when funds will be available and who can access it.
South Africa: Police End Refugees' Five-Month Occupation of Cape Town Church
on 03/04/2020 at 07:18
[GroundUp] Protesting refugees moved to Bellville site
South Africa: State Abuses Could Match the Threat of COVID-19 Itself
on 03/04/2020 at 06:53
[ISS] Within the first days of South Africa's 21-day COVID-19 lockdown, numerous videos emerged allegedly depicting police and soldiers kicking, slapping, whipping and shooting lockdown violators. Security forces were seen discharging water cannons and rubber bullets, and forcing people into humiliating positions.
South Africa: Selling Cigarettes Not Allowed - Police Minister
on 03/04/2020 at 06:41
[News24Wire] The police will crack down on businesses selling cigarettes in the Western Cape, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Thursday.
South Africa: Number of Covid-19 Cases Has Increased By 82 to 1 462 - Health Minister
on 03/04/2020 at 06:35
[News24Wire] The number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in South Africa currently stands at 1 462, which is an increase of 82 new cases, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday.
Malawi: Malawi Confirms Three Cases of Coronavirus - President Mutharika Calls for Calm
on 03/04/2020 at 06:33
[Nyasa Times] Malawi has declared its first three confirmed cases of the deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19) following a statement from President Peter Mutharika on Thursday evening.
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