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 2020-04-02 11:42 

Uganda Radio Network

Gov't to Borrow UGX 1.7 Trillion to Mitigate Effects of COVID -19...

The Finance Minister has tabled a proposal to borrow 1.7 trillion shillings, (449.8) million dollars to mitigate the effect of the coronavirus pandemic which has slowed down the economy....

 2020-04-02 11:38 

Business Report (IOL)

African governments team up with tech giants to fight coronavirus lies...

Governments across Africa are teaming up with technology giants including Facebook and WhatsApp to fight misinformation about coronavirus....

 2020-04-02 11:34 

Business Live

How a pandemic made Mike Pompeo rethink his views on the UN...

The turnaround is characteristic of a broader softening in tone by the US, after playing down the threat of Covid-19 for weeks...

 2020-04-02 11:34 

Business Live

What an oil price war, Covid-19 and Moody's downgrade did to top stocks on the JSE...

An interactive graph for March on some of the top stocks on the JSE...

 2020-04-02 11:34 

Business Live

JAMIE CARR: Houseparty and the joys of a stay-home pub...

Houseparty is at the top of the charts in places where there are tight distancing measures...

 2020-04-02 11:32 

Business Report (IOL)

CIPC takes key functions online, suspends business rescue proceedings...

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission have taken some of its key services online....

 2020-04-02 11:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Property industry approaches Treasury for help...

The listed property industry, already one of the worst-performing sectors on the JSE, has approached the National Treasury for financial relief....

 2020-04-02 11:25 

Daily Nation

Agronomist notebook: Beans are hardy, but look out for rust this rainy season...

Disease prevalence rises in wet weather because of high humidity...

 2020-04-02 11:24 

News24

Cops investigating to find person claiming to have visited pet store after positive Covid-19 test...

Police are tracing the person behind an email sent to a pet store in Randburg, Johannesburg, on 28 March, in which it is claimed they visited the store after testing positive for Covid-19....

 2020-04-02 11:24 

Business Report (IOL)

WHO secures 2 million USD to contain Covid-19 pandemic in Africa...

The grant will contribute toward a 50-million-dollar WHO preparedness and response plan, which other partners including the United Nations system, are also supporting....

 2020-04-02 11:24 

Business Report (IOL)

WHO secures $2m to contain Covid-19 pandemic in Africa...

The grant will contribute toward a 50-million-dollar WHO preparedness and response plan, which other partners including the United Nations system, are also supporting....

 2020-04-02 11:16 

Standard Digital

Over 500,000 condemned to 'jobless corner' for a year...

Close to half a million Kenyans 'tarmacked' for more than a year without getting a job, a new labour report has shown....

 2020-04-02 11:15 

News24

WATCH | Only few signs of a lockdown in Hillbrow as residents loiter and move about...

There was the usual hustle and bustle in Hillbrow in Johannesburg on Wednesday, with only a few signs that a lockdown was in effect....

 2020-04-02 11:15 

Daily Nation

Barley growing makes hundreds of farmers a happy lot...

For one to be contracted, the farm should be within the zoned growing area of barley as per the company and the land should be above 15 acres for purposes of mechanisation....

 2020-04-02 11:14 

The New Humanitarian

Stay or go? An international aid worker's coronavirus dilemma...

COVID-19 is forcing countless aid workers in crisis zones to make an impossible decision. One humanitarian explains why she chose to leave....

 2020-04-02 11:08 

Daily Nation

Rashford: Donations show 'togetherness' against virus...

"The donations coming in so quickly showed the togetherness of people."...

 2020-04-02 11:02 

Daily Nation

- Daily Nation...

Girls at high risk of silently undergoing the cut in in their homes now that they are out of school....

 2020-04-02 11:00 

Standard Digital

Adel's debt, not Nick's illegal stay to draw ban...

FIFA set for talks with stakeholders on April 6 in Nairobi COVID-19 permitting or via video conference...

 2020-04-02 11:00 

Business Report (IOL)

Supermarkets hiked food by 10% ahead of lockdown regulations...

Supermarkets have come under fire for allegedly marking up prices ahead of the gazetting of pricing regulations under the Disaster Management Act related to Covid-19...

 2020-04-02 10:57 

News24

Lockdown: Italian national on unauthorised flight from Zim turned back at OR Tambo airport...

An Italian national carrying a South African passport has been barred from entering South Africa after arriving at OR Tambo International Airport on an unauthorised private chartered flight from Zimbabwe....

 2020-04-02 10:54 

Mail & Guardian

Old artistic forms find new mediums in uncertain times...

Music, art and theatre are moving online as cultural workers adjust to lockdown The post Old artistic forms find new mediums in uncertain times appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-02 10:51 

Daily Nation

Covid-19: Kakamega County halts all mining activity...

County has confirmed one coronavirus case....

 2020-04-02 10:49 

Business Report (IOL)

Nedbank pledges R12m to help alleviate the Covid-19 pandemic...

Nedbank has committed to helping alleviate hunger and provide emergency relief to the most vulnerable South African communities....

 2020-04-02 10:46 

Daily Nation

Expert take: Are Brenda and Brian now immune to Covid-19?...

Globally, over 196,200 people have recovered from the infection....

 2020-04-02 10:45 

Daily Nation

How colonial policies eclipsed millet, sorghum...

Despite being native to Africa, the British came up with regulations that ensured farming of the two crops was not supported by government...

 2020-04-02 10:43 

Business Report (IOL)

SAA, Airlink working on ticket revalidation and booking re-accommodation solution...

The unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 crisis had compelled SAA to reassess and amend their respective refund policy....

 2020-04-02 10:40 

News24

Lockdown: German citizens going home after SAA agrees to provide chartered repatriation services...

German citizens stuck in South Africa during the lockdown will finally be able to make their way home....

 2020-04-02 10:39 

Business Live

Clean water and WHO hand-washing rules clash in Kenya...

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, harvesting scarce rainwater may not be enough for rural Kenyans...

 2020-04-02 10:39 

Business Live

JSE gains as focus shifts to US jobs data...

Markets will be watching the US nonfarm jobs report later on Thursday amid worries about the effect of Covid-19 on the world's largest economy...

 2020-04-02 10:38 

Daily Nation

Athletics anti-doping programme 'severely disrupted'...

Athletics has been hit hard the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2020-04-02 10:35 

Daily Nation

Miraa farmers find succor in sweet potatoes venture...

Hellen Ringera, the county nutritionist, says the factory is helping increase household incomes, employment opportunities and extending the shelf-life of the produce....

 2020-04-02 10:31 

News24

Coronavirus wrap: Spain death toll tops 10 000, Belgium reports over 1 000 dead while North Korea insists it is coronavirus-free...

The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) death toll in Spain has surged over 10 000 after a record 950 deaths in 24 hours, with the number of confirmed cases passing the 110 000 mark, the government has said....

 2020-04-02 10:30 

Standard Digital

April Fools Day: Messi not leaving Barcelona...

Lionel Messi, the Argentine football maestro who plies his trade with Barcelona, is not leaving Spanish LaLiga for English Premier League side Liverpo...

 2020-04-02 10:30 

Business Report (IOL)

FNB has announced a new eBucks partner, Clicks...

FNB's partnership with Clicks will allow eBucks customers to earn and spend eBucks at Clicks stores and online....

 2020-04-02 10:29 

News24

Amid pandemic, Joe Biden mostly sidelined by omnipresent Donald Trump...

One month on from historically reclaiming Democratic presidential frontrunner status, Joe Biden is in physical and political isolation, basement-bound and largely unheard as President Donald Trump commands Americans' attention....

 2020-04-02 10:22 

Daily Nation

Tips on maintaining proper hand hygiene...

It is important to dry your hands thoroughly with a paper hand towel....

 2020-04-02 10:22 

Uganda Radio Network

Americans to be Evacuated from Uganda Tomorrow...

"There is no guarantee that the Department of State will be able to continue to provide repatriation assistance and transportation options to the United States may be unavailable in the future. If you choose to remain overseas, you should be prepared ...

 2020-04-02 10:21 

Standard Digital

Hyundai gets nod to build South Korea's tallest skyscraper...

The building will comprise 105 floors and house offices, a car theme park, a hotel, a concert hall and a convention centre, according to a 2014 plan...

 2020-04-02 10:21 

Standard Digital

Global coronavirus cases near one million...

WHO voiced deep concern on Wednesday about the rapid escalation and global spread of the coronavirus....

 2020-04-02 10:21 

Standard Digital

Push to harvest rainwater has a new payoff: battling coronavirus...

The government is also installing new water systems in rural areas, she said....

 2020-04-02 10:21 

Daily Nation

Bayern fine defender for leaving Munich and visiting sick son...

Bayern did not specify the amount of the fine, which was being donated to local hospitals....

 2020-04-02 10:17 

Daily Nation

Isiolo miraa traders protest after kiosks demolished...

Angry protestors burnt tyres blocking Isiolo-Moyale highway....

 2020-04-02 10:11 

Uganda Radio Network

Security Task Force to Close Markets for Defying Covid-19 Guidelines...

Lt Col Henry Obbo, one of the Joint Task Force spokespersons, said they are monitoring all the markets in Kampala at the National Closed Circuit Television CCTV Command Centre but most of them are not following the orders....

 2020-04-02 10:06 

Standard Digital

Police embark on public sensitization...

Police have embarked on a sensitisation exercise for members of the public as a way of ensuring enforcement of government directives on Covid-19...

 2020-04-02 10:00 

Uganda Radio Network

Health Ministry Decentralizes COVID -19 Care...

She said while hospitals in the districts will be able to draw samples, still tests will be conducted at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) before taking them back to the districts in not more than 48 hours....

 2020-04-02 10:00 

Daily Nation

Lockdown could slow GBV reporting...

GBV rates would be minimal now since some contributing factors have been neutralised by national curfew....

 2020-04-02 10:00 

Standard Digital

Mediapro hints at possible July return for La Liga...

The Spanish Football League, LaLiga, could return to action in July according to one of the major rights holders of the competition....

 2020-04-02 09:54 

Uganda Radio Network

Traders in Kasese Defy Directive to Close Non-Food Businesses...

Museveni ordered that only shops selling food, veterinary supplies, agricultural stuff, pharmaceuticals and detergents should remain open....

 2020-04-02 09:49 

Daily Nation

Duterte tells Philippine police to shoot lockdown violators...

Rights groups condemn president's comments....

 2020-04-02 09:44 

Business Live

Human rights abuses rife as overzealous authorities enforce lockdown laws...

Baton beatings, dog cage detentions, violator shaming and rubber bullets are some of the heavy-handed tactics police are resorting to...

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