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Members of the Muslim burial organization prepare the body of a man who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for burial at Ghiedmatiel Islamia mosque in Cape Town, South Africa, July 31, 2020. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham

South Africa’s coronavirus cases surpass half a million

Just over 3 million people have so far been tested for the virus in South Africa, which confirmed its first case five months ago, and 8,153 deaths have been recorded. Africa has recorded 934,558 cases, 19,752 deaths and 585,567 recoveries, according to a Reuters tally.
South Africa posted 354 confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its highest in a 24 hour cycle.

South Africa posts highest coronavirus cases in 24 hours

“This is the highest number of cases in a 24-hour cycle recorded to date and represents a 73% increase, relative to the day before,” Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.
Lions mauled to death a 21-year old woman on a South African private game reserve where she worked and lived, police said Saturday.

Lions kill female worker in South African game reserve

Lions mauled to death a 21-year old woman on a South African private game reserve where she worked and lived, police said Saturday.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

WEF: Nigeria not in global social mobility ranking

Despite the federal government’s effort on technology, Nigeria could not be ranked among 82 countries in the Global Social Mobility Index 2020.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

South African president launches campaign against gender-based violence

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, on Monday, launched a campaign against gender-based violence which he described as “a great shame”.
Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat from South Africa for the second time this year after an outbreak of foot and mouth in the north of South Africa the agriculture ministry said on Friday.

Zimbabwe bans meat, livestock imports from South Africa

Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat from South Africa for the second time this year after an outbreak of foot and mouth in the north of South Africa the agriculture ministry said on Friday.
The President of the Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, on Friday said that victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in that country deserved to be compensated.

Why many Nigerians won’t leave South Africa despite xenophobia

Two months after taking up the teaching job, what would seem like the first sign of xenophobia reared its head. The South African authorities came up with a law barring all foreigners from their education sector. “I had no option but to resort to buying and selling.”

South Africa: What you need to know about ‘xenophobic attacks’

The xenophobic attack on Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa is the major topic of discourse on the lips of everyone due to the recent spate of violent and deadly attacks.
A pride of 14 lions is on the loose in South Africa’s Limpopo province, with authorities suspecting the animals escaped nearby Kruger National Park.

14 escapee lions in South Africa return to their habitat

Authorities in South Africa’s Limpopo province on Saturday confirmed that fourteen lions that broke loose from their natural habitat had returned without incident.
A pride of 14 lions is on the loose in South Africa’s Limpopo province, with authorities suspecting the animals escaped nearby Kruger National Park.

14 lions on the loose in South Africa

A pride of 14 lions is on the loose in South Africa’s Limpopo province, with authorities suspecting the animals escaped nearby Kruger National Park.
Mangosuthu Buthelezi

South Africa’s Mangosuthu Buthelezi raises alarm over hate sponsors

As South Africans prepare for elections on May 8, opposition parliamentarians of Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) claim that “demagogues in the political arena” are driving a campaign of hatred.
The Acting High Commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria, Bobby J. Moroe, issued a statement assuring of foreigners safety in the Rainbow Nation.

South African envoy to Nigeria assures foreigners of safety

In the aftermath of the recent attacks against foreign nationals in the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) and Limpopo Provinces of South Africa, the Acting High Commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria, Bobby J. Moroe, issued a statement assuring of foreigners safety in the Rainbow Nation.
A person shows a scar on his neck as he takes refuge outside a local park near the Sydenham Police Station soon after foreign nationals were displaced during xenophobic attacks in Durban on March 27, 2019 following violence against immigrants and other foreigners. PHOTO | RAJESH JANTILAL | AFP

South Africa government condemns xenophobic attacks

The South African government has condemned attacks against immigrants after a spate of assaults this week that raised fears of a resurgence of deadly xenophobic attacks.

NAQS on high alert to contain outbreak of foot, mouth disease

The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has expressed its readiness to contain the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) currently in Vhembe and Capricorn Districts in Limpopo, South Africa.

Foot and mouth disease breaks out in South Africa

Namibia has suspended meat imports from South Africa due to the outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease, state broadcaster, NBC, said on Wednesday.
South Africa Copper Mine

Five killed in fire at a copper mine

At least five miners in South Africa were killed Sunday following an underground fire, the government said, while a rescue operation was ongoing for the sole survivor.

President Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe ‘on track to regain its bread basket status’

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly said that his country is doing well in regaining its breadbasket status, following the introduction of the command agriculture over the past two years.

Court jails pastor who sprays insecticide on followers for healing

A South African court has fined a self-styled prophet who sprayed his followers in the face with insecticide as a supposed cure for illness.

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Growing number of countries mull TikTok restriction over China links

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NIPC: Shoprite move an opportunity for Nigerian investors

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House of Reps summons finance minister, predecessor over N1.7 trillion

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Edo guber: INEC tenders apology to residents for not distributing voter cards

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Edo State, has tendered apology to the residents of the state, especially those who turned 18 this year, for not being able to participate in the September 19 governorship election in the state.
Pope Francis speaking at the Vatican in February. Alessandra Tarantino-AP

Pope Francis names six women to Vatican economic council

Pope Francis has appointed six women to the Vatican's economic council, a first for the financial watchdog overseeing the administrative and financial structures of the Holy See.