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 2020-04-07 15:30 

Daily Nation

Submerged by debt: Emerging economies at risk from virus...

Many emerging economies were already in dire straits before the pandemic....

 2020-04-07 15:25 

News24

Ndabeni-Abrahams lockdown picture: It was not social lunch, visit was for 'essential business' - Manana...

The former deputy minister of higher education, Mduduzi Manana, has attempted to set the record straight on the controversial visit by Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to his private residence....

 2020-04-07 15:22 

Standard Digital

Kenya to reap big from Africa free trade area...

Economists predict that East Africa will receive up to Sh180 billion in welfare gains....

 2020-04-07 15:22 

Standard Digital

West will not save us from pandemic...

Kenya has already witnessed the withdrawal of Sh11 billion (Sh1.1 trillion) from the Nairobi Securities Exchange...

 2020-04-07 15:10 

Business Live

WATCH: Property's resilience to be tested during Covid-19...

Seeff Property Group chair Samuel Seeff talks about how the local property sector will survive the pandemic...

 2020-04-07 15:10 

Business Live

Doctors in Zimbabwe sue state for not providing protection against Covid-19...

The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights says there is a 'dire shortage' of ventilators, oxygen tanks, biohazard suits and N95 masks...

 2020-04-07 15:09 

Business Live

SA can move from junk status to comeback kid by doing the right things...

Strong institutions should push the government harder to accelerate reforms to improve the economic growth outlook...

 2020-04-07 15:09 

Business Live

Cheetahs announce contract extensions of six players...

The rugby side extends contracts of Junior Pokomela and Aidon Davis among others...

 2020-04-07 15:06 

News24

Ramaphosa defends 21-day lockdown decision, govt set for more talks...

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government will assess the effectiveness of the 21-day lockdown, which is due to end on 16 April, in the coming days....

 2020-04-07 15:04 

Uganda Radio Network

Baby Born to COVID-19 Positive Mother Tests Negative to Deadly Virus...

The baby girl born to a mother who tested positive for the coronavirus disease-COVID-19 is negative. The baby's sample was taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI for testing and the results show that she does not have the virus....

 2020-04-07 15:02 

Uganda Radio Network

Gov't Clears People Power to Donate Food Relief...

URN has now learnt that items including flour, beans, salt and soap will be handed over to the Ministry of Health on Wednesday....

 2020-04-07 15:00 

The New Humanitarian

Briefing: As Congo's Ebola epidemic draws to a close, coronavirus concerns and relapse risks...

Aid groups are scaling down response efforts but survivors can still infect others, and the COVID-19 outbreak is stirring concern....

 2020-04-07 15:00 

Business Report (IOL)

Covid-19 lockdown shows that SA's laws around eSignatures on last wills and testaments are outdated...

South African law needs to recognise electronic signatures to authenticate important legal documents such as Last Wills and Testaments....

 2020-04-07 14:54 

News24

International Covid-19 update: EU to put up billions to help countries, Bangladeshis 'denied care'...

The EU is to put up 15 billion euros to help poor countries around the world fight the coronavirus epidemic, and other top stories from around the world....

 2020-04-07 14:51 

News24

Lockdown: NGO withdraws case against Ramaphosa, SANDF and police over alleged unlawful conduct...

Fair and Equitable Society confirmed the case had been withdrawn after they received a response from President Cyril Ramaphosa and after further consultation with their legal team....

 2020-04-07 14:49 

Standard Digital

Covid-19: Names of places where police will erect roadblocks...

PS Kibicho says roadblocks meant to contain the spread of coronavirus and not to punish Kenyans...

 2020-04-07 14:49 

Standard Digital

Covid-19: Where police will erect roadblocks...

PS Kibicho says roadblocks meant to contain the spread of coronavirus and not to punish Kenyans...

 2020-04-07 14:43 

News24

Coronavirus: Zimbabwe doctors sue over 'dire shortage' of protective gear...

Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers....

 2020-04-07 14:42 

Daily Nation

KPL: Season still suspended indefinitely...

Defending champions Gor Mahia are at the helm of the log....

 2020-04-07 14:39 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19 Complicates Efforts to Fight Desert Locusts...

Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja says that they are currently unable to buy nose masks because of the stiff competition for them with countries that want to protect their people from the virus. They were also unable to get some of the pe...

 2020-04-07 14:32 

Uganda Radio Network

Police in Kitgum Stuck With Capital Offenders As Courts Remain Closed...

Security personnel say the suspects were arrested on separate days shortly after courts were suspended and have since remained in detention at Kitgum central police station....

 2020-04-07 14:30 

Business Report (IOL)

IMF credit line a possibility for Morocco as virus slams economy...

Morocco is considering tapping at least part of an about $3 billion liquidity line with the International Monetary Fund....

 2020-04-07 14:28 

Standard Digital

Football and coronavirus dominate Google Search trends in Kenya...

Covid-19 has got a lot of events and activities, including soccer, a sport that most Kenyan men love to watch....

 2020-04-07 14:28 

Uganda Radio Network

Pictorial; Mpondwe One-Stop-Border-Post Goes Silent...

With a population of over 51,000 people and volume of exports and imports, Mpondwe town is the busiest border crossing between the two countries....

 2020-04-07 14:27 

Standard Digital

Medics shortage still bites as Kenya celebrates World Health Day...

The ratio of nurses to patients in Nairobi is nine to a 10,000 population....

 2020-04-07 14:23 

News24

Lockdown: Santaco wants R250 a day compensation for taxi drivers...

The South African National Taxi Council is seeking compensation of R250 a day for taxi drivers for the losses they suffered during the country's 21-day lockdown....

 2020-04-07 14:18 

News24

SABC must be 'more active' during Covid-19 lockdown - ANC-led alliance...

The ANC-led alliance secretariat says in a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa that the SABC is not fulfilling its mandate during the national Covid-19 lockdown....

 2020-04-07 14:14 

Business Live

KEVIN MCCALLUM: Tallying secret stashes and executing Woolies triple jumps in a Survivor world...

Like shoppers panic-buying during lockdown, sports bosses go to extremes to keep going...

 2020-04-07 14:14 

Business Live

Standard Bank buys 40% stake in fuel management firm Payment24...

Payment24 offers fleet fuel management and mobile fuelling solutions across Africa...

 2020-04-07 14:14 

Business Live

Zimbabwe eases lockdown for diaspora payouts and fresh market produce...

Money transfer agencies will be open three times a week to pay out remittances from abroad...

 2020-04-07 14:13 

Standard Digital

FIFA chief under fire over double standards...

FKF crisis: Member Associations officer lambasted for contemptuous approach...

 2020-04-07 14:11 

News24

German woman, 101, escapes old age home during coronavirus lockdown to visit daughter...

A 101-year-old woman crept out of an old people's home in a bid to get to visit her daughter on her birthday....

 2020-04-07 14:00 

Business Report (IOL)

Working from home: Do employers expect a miracle from a bunker?...

Much of the management literature tends to overly concentrate on newer topics like technological advances in the workplace and grossly underplays the human element....

 2020-04-07 13:57 

Uganda Radio Network

Moroto Nurses Seek Training on Handling COVID-19 Suspects...

The Moroto District COVID-19 Taskforce gazetted Nadunget Health Centre III and Nadunget Senior Secondary School as quarantine centres in the district. The two centres are less than 1 km apart along the Soroti -Moroto Highway....

 2020-04-07 13:55 

Standard Digital

CS Kagwe: We'll close supermarkets serving people without masks...

Health ministry official dispatched to ensure the wear-mask directive is adhered to...

 2020-04-07 13:55 

Daily Nation

Kenya records 14 more virus cases, 3 other recoveries...

This brings the country's total number of confirmed cases to 172....

 2020-04-07 13:43 

Uganda Radio Network

Mukono RDC Orders Closure of Major Markets Over Presidential Directives...

The decision taking effect tomorrow has been reached after the district task force making several engagements with the market leadership to maintain vendor to vendor four-metre distance and limiting numbers of buyers turning up in big numbers on top of ve...

 2020-04-07 13:36 

Uganda Radio Network

Kitgum Residents Not Observing Covid-19 Directives...

Members of the task force say several residents within the municipality and sub county are clandestinely operating bars, gathering in drinking places, organizing discos, carrying passengers on motorcycles and overcrowding in public places....

 2020-04-07 13:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Key food prices are surging after virus upends supply chains...

As the coronavirus pandemic penetrates more deeply into global supply chains, prices for key staples are starting to soar in some parts of the world....

 2020-04-07 13:24 

Business Report (IOL)

SA weighs 'funding for lending' type scheme for banks amid virus...

South Africa's National Treasury is considering the creation of a scheme to encourage bank lending to small businesses....

 2020-04-07 13:20 

Daily Nation

Court halts Waiguru impeachment process over coronavirus...

High Court rules that Kirinyaga MCAs must wait until the pandemic is contained....

 2020-04-07 13:19 

Business Live

This day in history . Woods clinches Tiger Slam and Maradona lands in hot water...

Broken leg spells end of David Busst's career and Prince Naseem Hamed sheds a tear after defeat by Marco Antonio Barrera...

 2020-04-07 13:19 

Uganda Radio Network

Buganda Kingdom Donates UGX 100m to COVID-19 Taskforce...

Speaking at the handover of the items to the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prince David Wasajja, the young brother to the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, said, it's incumbent upon them to reach out to those most affected by the pande...

 2020-04-07 13:19 

Business Live

WATCH: The clothing and textile sector feels Covid-19 pressure...

A panel of experts talk about an industry that was already affected by cheap imports from the Far East...

 2020-04-07 13:19 

Business Live

Government is still assessing effectiveness of lockdown...

The president is concerned about the lockdown's effect on the economy, but says that 'lives matter'...

 2020-04-07 13:05 

Uganda Radio Network

Prosecution Objects To Tumukunde's Bail Application...

Prosecution led by Lino Anguzo, the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions has objected to the application, saying Tumukunde has capacity to interfere with ongoing investigations once released. They rely on the sworn affidavit by Senior Superintendent ...

 2020-04-07 13:04 

News24

Lockdown: George residents thankful more than half its soup kitchens have remained open...

Struggling families in Lawaaikamp, Blanco and Rosemore in George, Western Cape, have welcomed the food relief provided by 80 of the 140 soup kitchens that remain open during the Covid-19 national lockdown....

 2020-04-07 12:55 

News24

Coronavirus wrap | Boris Johnson not on a ventilator, Japan ends the Olympic flame, US lawmakers call for probe into supplies, and hard borders between Finland and Sweden...

Keeping you up to date on the latest novel coronavirus (Covid-19) news from around the world....

 2020-04-07 12:49 

Daily Nation

LIFE BY LOUIS: Working from home is a time for self-discovery...

I have been working from home for the last few days....

 2020-04-07 12:41 

News24

ANALYSIS: What will happen if Cyril Ramaphosa, like Boris Johnson, is felled by Covid-19?...

Deputy President David Mabuza will become acting president if President Cyril Ramaphosa falls ill to the coronavirus, like British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has done. His ascension to the top job could change the country's whole political dynamic, ...

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