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- Africa: Chiyangwa Pledges Cosafa Backing for Motsepeby The Herald on 28/01/2021 at 14:29
[The Herald] COSAFA president Phillip Chiyangwa has said that the region will back South African billionaire owner of Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club, Patrice Motsepe, to run for the CAF presidency in March this year.
- Zimbabwe: Dam Levels Continue to Riseby The Herald on 28/01/2021 at 14:06
[The Herald] The national dam level has risen to over 79 percent following incessant rains that have been pounding the country.
- Malawi: Sex Workers Protest Covid-19 Curfewby Nyasa Times on 28/01/2021 at 13:13
[Nyasa Times] Female sex workers marched in the streets of the capital Lilongwe against a government decision to impose a night curfew and closure of bars which they say have serious economic implications on their lives.
- South Africa: Concourt Rules Jacob Zuma Must Appear and Answer Questions At Zondo Commissionby Daily Maverick on 28/01/2021 at 13:08
[Daily Maverick] The Constitutional Court has ordered the former president to comply with State Capture Commission summonses and answer questions unless he can prove they would be self-incriminating.
- Namibia: Chinese Tobacco Investor Rejects Cabinet Conditionsby Namibian on 28/01/2021 at 13:05
[Namibian] A controversial plan by a Chinese company to start a tobacco plantation in the Zambezi region may not go ahead after the Chinese investor failed to meet key conditions set by the Cabinet before the project kicks off.
- South Africa: Ivermectin and Covid-19 - SA Drug Regulator Allows Controlled, Compassionate Accessby Daily Maverick on 28/01/2021 at 11:35
[Daily Maverick] South Africa's medicines regulator finds middle ground to authorise 'compassionate use' of ivermectin, whilst still stating that there is not yet sufficient evidence for full registration.
- South Africa: The Meaning of Dorah Sitole, SA's Food Pioneerby New Frame on 28/01/2021 at 11:24
[New Frame] The culinary icon had a close, motherly relationship with many aspiring Black chefs over the years. They reflect on the enduring influence she had - and will continue to have - on them.
- Malawi: Malawi Is Overwhelmed By Second Wave of Coronavirus Covid-19by MSF on 28/01/2021 at 11:09
[MSF] After being relatively spared by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Malawi is now being swept by a new, fast-spreading wave of the disease that is quickly overwhelming the healthcare system. In the first few weeks of January 2021, the number of people confirmed with the disease has doubled every four to five days, and while the local capacity is already saturated, access to vaccines is likely a few months away. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responded to a call by the health authorities in the ca
- South Africa: At Risk and Unpaid - the Foreign Doctors Treating Covid-19 in South Africaby Daily Maverick on 28/01/2021 at 11:08
[Daily Maverick] While doctors flown in from Cuba have earned handsome salaries for their work on the Covid-19 frontlines, there is a small group of doctors from the African continent who are battling Covid-19 daily without pay. Following the death of a Libyan colleague, they say they are at breaking point.
- South Africa: A New, Greener, Socially Owned Eskom Is Possible - but the Unions Need to Back Offby Daily Maverick on 28/01/2021 at 11:01
[Daily Maverick] While Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato is champing at the bit to sign more independent power producer deals and make load shedding a thing of the past, the National Union of Mineworkers is placing all its chips on Eskom in the belief that this is the best way to save jobs. In its view, #IPPsMustFall.
- Zimbabwe: Police Tighten Lockdown Enforcement, Deploy Senior Cops At Checkpointsby New Zimbabwe on 28/01/2021 at 10:22
[New Zimbabwe] Police have deployed senior officers to be in charge of security checkpoints along all major roads as the force tightens the movement of people without valid lockdown exemption letters.
- Zimbabwe: 23% Small Businesses Collapse Due to Covid-19 - World Bankby New Zimbabwe on 28/01/2021 at 10:17
[New Zimbabwe] At least 23% of urban residents who used to work for a wage or to obtain a household business income before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, were no longer doing so in July 2020 due to the negative effects of the pandemic.
- Zimbabwe: ZCTU Calls On Govt to Offer Companies Covid-19 Stimuli Packagesby New Zimbabwe on 28/01/2021 at 10:04
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has called on the government to urgently consider availing Covid-19 stimuli packages to distressed companies and save thousands of jobs in the long turn.
- Zimbabwe: Stop Wasting Funds PR Firms, Biden Won't Remove Sanctions, Mnangagwa Toldby New Zimbabwe on 28/01/2021 at 09:50
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been advised to stop wasting resources on international public relations firms to promote his administration's battered image as Joe Biden, the newly elected of America, will not lift sanctions against Zimbabwe.
- Zimbabwe: Private Sector to Assist in Procuring Vaccinesby The Herald on 28/01/2021 at 08:27
[The Herald] Zimbabwe's private sector has called on Government to expedite the roll out of Covid-19 vaccination programme and is looking forward to local companies to offer help in the procurement of the critical vaccines.
- Zimbabwe: Nakamba Linked With Surprise Valencia Moveby New Zimbabwe on 28/01/2021 at 08:25
[New Zimbabwe] Warriors midfielder Marvelous Nakamba has been linked with a surprise transfer from Aston Villa in the current transfer window, with struggling Spanish LaLiga side Valencia reportedly weighing a move for his services.
- Zimbabwe: Anti-Graft Body Revive Probe Into Football Body's U.S.$740,000 Transferby The Herald on 28/01/2021 at 08:23
[The Herald] Senior Sports Reporter
- Zimbabwe: Local Contractors Save Forexby The Herald on 28/01/2021 at 08:23
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- Malawi: Police, Minibus Operators Battles Continueby Nyasa Times on 28/01/2021 at 08:14
[Nyasa Times] Running battles between the police and minibus operators continued today in Blantyre as government has issued a defiant statement which says the sitting capacity in public vehicles remains at 60 per cent.
- Malawi: U.S. Welcomes Reappointment of Juwayayi As Director At FIUby Nyasa Times on 28/01/2021 at 08:13
[Nyasa Times] The Joe Biden administration has welcomed the reappointment of Atuweni Juwayeyi Agbermodji as the director general of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) - one of Malawi's most important public institutions.
- Malawi: Covid-19 Kills Two Ruling Party MPsby Nyasa Times on 28/01/2021 at 08:05
[Nyasa Times] Two ruling Tonse Alliance legislators have today died of Covid-19.
- Mozambique: Police Commander Sacks Frontier Police Leadersby AIM on 27/01/2021 at 16:21
[AIM] Maputo -- The General Commander of the Mozambican Police, Bernadino Rafael, announced on Wednesday that he has removed the entire command of the First Regiment of the Frontier Police, stationed at Namaacha, on the border between Mozambique and Eswatini.
- Mozambique: Special Economic Zone for Agribusiness Set Upby AIM on 27/01/2021 at 16:18
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican government announced on Tuesday the creation of the country's first special economic zone for agribusiness.
- Mozambique: British Aid for Victims of Cyclone Eloiseby AIM on 27/01/2021 at 16:17
[AIM] Maputo -- The British government has announced that it is providing up to one million pounds (about 1.4 million US dollars) in emergency aid, to assist Mozambicans affected by Cyclone Eloise, which hit the central provinces on Saturday.
- Mozambique: Mozambique Suffers Worst Day Yet in Pandemicby AIM on 27/01/2021 at 16:17
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique on Tuesday suffered its worst day yet in the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Zimbabwe: Covid-19 Deaths Rise to 1,103by The Herald on 27/01/2021 at 16:04
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has now recorded 1 103 Covid-19 deaths after 28 more were recorded yesterday.
- Lesotho: High-Profile Trials in Danger of Collapsingby Lesotho Times on 27/01/2021 at 15:49
[Lesotho Times] The high-profile trials of politicians, serving and former members of security agencies accused of a litany of crimes are in danger of collapsing because contracts of foreign judges recruited to preside over the cases will expire next month.
- Zimbabwe: Covid-19 a Ruthless Juggernaut - Chiwengaby 263Chat on 27/01/2021 at 15:48
[263Chat] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has urged the citizens to remain cautious and observe laid down protocols on curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic which he described as a brutal disease that leaves a trail of misery and fear.
- Zimbabwe: Ex-Zanu-PF 'Terror Group' Leader's Freedom Bid Postponedby 263Chat on 27/01/2021 at 15:47
[263Chat] High Court judge, Justice Tawanda Chitapi has postponed the bail hearing of former Zanu PF youth league leader Jim Kunaka to Thursday for further arguments after the state applied for postponement saying the record was not complete.
- Lesotho: Rights Watchdog Applauds Ruling On Nteso Killersby Lesotho Times on 27/01/2021 at 15:45
[Lesotho Times] A local human rights body, the Transformation Resource Centre (TRC), has applauded the High Court for jailing two police officers who murdered Lesotho Electricity Company auditor, Thibello Nteso.
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