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Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs minister dies from Covid-19

– Advertisement – Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Sibusiso Moyo, has died from Covid-19, according to a statement from the government. The minister died from the virus at a local hospital with President Emmerson Mnangagwa eulogising him in a statement. President Mnangagwa said Mr. Moyo was a “devoted public servant and a true hero”. “He fought his entire life so that Zimbabwe could be free,” the president added. It is with a heavy heart that I announce Foreign Minister Dr SB Moyo has died. Zimbabwe has lost a devoted public servant and…

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Zimbabwe: 10,000 people arrested for not wearing face masks

– Advertisement – Over 10,000 people have been arrested by the Zimbabwean police for failing to wear face masks in public. Some 16,000 others have also been arrested for flouting lockdown restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus. Reports say most of the offenders have been ordered to pay an admission of guilt fine. The country imposed a lockdown after Covid -19 cases doubled last month. This has been attributed to festive season gatherings and traffic from neighbouring South Africa, which is experiencing a severe second wave of the virus. – Advertisement – Zimbabwe…

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Malawi declares state of disaster after two ministers died of Covid-19

– Advertisement – Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has declared a state of disaster in the country following the death of two cabinet ministers from Covid-19. Malawi’s transport minister Sidik Mia is the second cabinet minister to have died from Covid-19 following the death of Local Government Minister Lingson Berekanyama also from a Covid-19 infection. The two government appointees succumbed to the disease in the early hours of Tuesday. #Malawi President @LAZARUSCHAKWERA today addressed the nation following the death of cabinet Ministers Hon. Lingson Belekanyama and Hon. Sidik Mia and the…

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Malawi’s local government minister dies after Covid-19 infection

– Advertisement – Malawi’s Local Government Minister Lingson Belekanyama has died after getting Covid-19, according to government officials. Government officials have confirmed the death of Belekanyama who was diagnosed with Covid-19 two weeks ago. Local news outlet Nation Online reported that “Min. of Information Gospel Kazako has confirmed the death of Belekanyama saying the country has lost a true patriot, hardworker, unifying factor & someone very focused.” The minister was quoted as saying that “government will follow Covid-19 procedures in the burial of Belekanyama.” BREAKING: Minister Local Government, Lingson Belekanyama,…

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State of Online Forex Trading Industry in Africa: Report

– Advertisement – Foreign exchange market is a popular financial market where global currencies are traded & it is the largest market in terms of volume even larger than world’s biggest stock exchanges combined. In the recent years, retail currency trading where small investors can take part in the forex market for speculation is gaining popularity globally. African traders have shown particularly interest in the trading instruments like forex, stock CFDs and Bitcoin even more than local stock exchanges in some countries. Most brokers & cryptocurrency exchanges operating in Africa…

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South Africa closes border as Covid-19 cases rise

– Advertisement – South Africa’s has announced the closure of its borders till February 15 to curb the spread of coronavirus. In a televised address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the number of infections has exceeded the peak experienced in the first wave. There have been nearly 190,000 reported infections since New Year’s Day, and there are currently more than 15,000 people in hospital with Covid-19. The province of KwaZulu Natal has seen the most cases per head of population in recent weeks, but Mr Ramaphosa said infection numbers in Gauteng are growing exponentially and are…

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Zambians angry over supply of faulty condoms and gloves

– Advertisement – Zambians have expressed outrage over the supply of defective condoms and sterile gloves. A parliamentary committee has heard how a local company Honey Bee supplied the sub-standard products after it secured a $17m contract. The audit flagged the award of the contract on an official working day to a company without a physical address. There are fears that the supply of the defective condoms and sterile gloves has spread sexually transmitted diseases and coronavirus. A Zambian MP has compared the nationwide distribution of condoms and sterile gloves despite…

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Zimbabwe’s President questions US democratic credentials after riots

– Advertisement – Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has questioned the democratic credentials of the US following the violent protests which killed at least four people. The riots occurred after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Building which is the seat of the legislature. They were acting on the advice of Mr Trump to scuttle a process to confirm the election of President-elect Joe Biden. Four people died in the attack with several others sustaining injuries. President Mnangagwa tweeted that the US “has no moral right to punish other nations under…

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South Africa: Covid-19 vaccinations to begin in February

– Advertisement – South Africa, which has been hard hit by a second wave of Covid-19 cases, hopes to obtain its first vaccine doses for the disease next month, the country’s health minister announced Sunday. In recent weeks, the South African government has come in for criticism, particularly from health experts, over the delay in starting a programme of inoculation against Covid-19. “We are targeting February,” Dr Zweli Mkhize told a news conference, while cautioning that before that can happen negotiations must be concluded with vaccine makers including Pfizer, Moderna…

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Covid-19: Zimbabwe reimposes nationwide lockdown

– Advertisement – The government of Zimbabwe has reimposed a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. There has been a surge in cases in the past weeks and the government hopes the latest move will contain the spread. Only essential services, such as hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets will be exempted from the lockdown to be operational for the next 30 days. Vice President and Health minister Constantino Chiwenga told reporters there the lockdown has become necessary due to the huge spike in cases over the festive season.…

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