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 2020-03-31 07:58 

Business Live

Wanted Online: Five reasons you need to shop the Secret Garden wallpaper range...
 2020-03-31 07:58 

Business Live

Sasol cut deeper into junk status by Moody's...

Chemicals group says lower rating will add an additional R180m in financing costs a year...

 2020-03-31 07:58 

Business Live

The price SA will pay for being downgraded to junk...

What the loss of the last investment-grade rating means to the country...

 2020-03-31 07:58 

Business Live

BRUCE WHITFIELD'S LOCKDOWN DIARY: Time to scrutinise the 'rewards' programmes...

What you could be doing now is using the time to review every single aspect of your finances and to understand precisely where your money is going every month...

 2020-03-31 07:58 

Business Live

Oppenheimer family trust to support SA's besieged SMMEs...

The R1bn donation will provide a financial lifeline to employees of small, medium-sized and micro enterprises...

 2020-03-31 07:50 

Standard Digital

Coronavirus: Children's homes require essential support now...

The virus has left devastating effects not only to minors but also the elderly....

 2020-03-31 07:50 

Standard Digital

Ways scientific breakthroughs will win the coronavirus fight...

While staying at home, social distancing and washing hands will help keep coronavirus at bay, it is science that will finally defeat it...

 2020-03-31 07:50 

News24

Former Congo president Yhombi Opango, 81, dies of coronavirus in France...

Former Republic of Congo president Jacques Joaquim Yhombi Opango has died in France of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), according to his family. He was 81....

 2020-03-31 07:47 

Uganda Radio Network

Security Guard Shoots Dead Suspected Thug...

In his statement to police, Oluka says the thugs who were two in number used a stool to climb over the building to access entrance through the roof....

 2020-03-31 07:31 

Uganda Radio Network

Blood Bank Warns of Looming Shortage...

Dr. Andrew Byamungu, the in-charge of the Blood Bank, says the advent of the corona pandemic has made it difficult for them to collect blood....

 2020-03-31 07:30 

Business Report (IOL)

How to strengthen society in a time of crisis...

Development foundations and philanthropic organisations should play an indispensable role in the national response to the Covid-19 outbreak....

 2020-03-31 07:24 

News24

Coronavirus lockdown: Cape Town mom accused of neglecting kids to go to shebeen...

A woman appears in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court, accused of neglecting her children and breaking lockdown rules to go to a shebeen....

 2020-03-31 07:23 

Daily Nation

Museveni bans use of private cars, imposes 14-day curfew...

Curfew will not affect cargo planes, lorries, pickups and trains....

 2020-03-31 07:22 

Standard Digital

Retired Archbishop Ndingi Mwana a'Nzeki is dead...

He was 88-years-old....

 2020-03-31 07:22 

News24

Global lockdown tightens as coronavirus death toll mounts...

Lockdowns aimed at halting the march of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic have extended worldwide as the US outbreak continued to accelerate with the death toll there passing 3 000....

 2020-03-31 07:22 

Uganda Radio Network

Moroto Rolls Out Public Campaign Messages On COVID -19...

Edward Eko, the Senior Principal Chief Administrative Officer Moroto noted that the open air messages was the best was the best way to reach illiterate members of the community who do not have access to the mainstream media like radio, television....

 2020-03-31 07:20 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Museveni drafts Covid-19 measures, likens them to ‘hitting fly with a hammer’ : The Standard...

President Yoweri Museveni dropped a shocker on Monday night when he announced a two-week lockdown as he steps up the fight against Covid-19...

 2020-03-31 07:09 

News24

Scammer poses as Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, asks judges for money after 'cousin dies'...

A fraudster has been trying to scam people, including judges, out of large amounts of money by pretending to be Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng....

 2020-03-31 07:06 

Business Report (IOL)

WATCH: Rand slumps to a record low against the greenback...

Get the latest market update and top stories from our newsrooms across South Africa, Africa and the world....

 2020-03-31 07:03 

Business Live

Oil climbs out of 18-year trough...

Price claws back ground after US and Russia seek talks on stabilising markets...

 2020-03-31 07:03 

Business Live

Remgro to go ahead with unbundling its Rand Merchant Bank stake...

Holding company plans to keep its 3.9% direct interest in FirstRand...

 2020-03-31 07:03 

Business Live

Covid-19 spreads tentacles into townships, old age homes...

The coronavirus, which first entered South Africa in wealthy people returning from ski trips to Europe, is now beginning to seep into communities from where it's likely to spread rapidly...

 2020-03-31 07:01 

Uganda Radio Network

Sembabule Woman MP Anifa Kawooya on Spot for Evading Quarantine...

Ibrahim Mpuuga, one of the concerned voters is a leading a team pushing the legislators to under the mandatory quarantine, arguing that she could be a potential transmitter of the novel Coronavirus to the local community....

 2020-03-31 07:00 

Daily Nation

How KRA staggered into tax hole chasing easy alcohol revenue...

Change in mode of rating, slapping punitive charges on ethanol and annual adjustments have seen taxman make less from what it had envisioned...

 2020-03-31 07:00 

Daily Nation

Medics warn of a health crisis over limited ICU beds...

Before the crisis even began, the country's healthcare was already in tatters....

 2020-03-31 06:55 

Standard Digital

Amazon workers protest over virus safety...

Amazon warehouse employees and Instacart delivery workers joined protests Monday to press safety demands, highlighting the risks for workers...

 2020-03-31 06:55 

Standard Digital

Make Met a parastatal and device creative means of getting funding...

In Kenya, the Meteorological Department is tied to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry...

 2020-03-31 06:42 

Daily Nation

Tanzania Covid-19 cases rise to 19 as 5 more confirmed...

Two of those who tested positive are from Zanzibar....

 2020-03-31 06:40 

Business Report (IOL)

Ford teams up with General Electric to produce 50 000 ventilators...

Ford said the simplified ventilator design relies on air pressure, without the need for electricity....

 2020-03-31 06:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Web based guide for businesses on how to apply for finance relief...

Spartan SME Finance opened a web-based guidance resource, called the Covid-19 Relief Registry....

 2020-03-31 06:29 

Uganda Radio Network

United Bank of Africa Donates Shs 570million Towards COVID -19 Fight...

The cheque was presented to President Yoweri Museveni today at State House Entebbe by United Bank of Africa (UBA) Chief Executive Officer, Johnson Agereyo, as support to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda....

 2020-03-31 06:15 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Prince William 'wants to return as air ambulance pilot' to help coronavirus fight...

Prince William reportedly wants to return as an air ambulance pilot to help "do his bit" in the fight against coronavirus, a source said....

 2020-03-31 06:07 

Business Live

Gold falls and dollar firms on hopes of rebound in China...

Demand for safe haven keeps yellow metal on track for sixth quarterly gain...

 2020-03-31 06:06 

News24

Mass coronavirus screening and testing programme to be rolled out - Ramaphosa...

Ramaphosa announces that around 10 000 field workers will be visiting homes in villages, towns and cities countrywide to screen residents for Covid-19 symptoms....

 2020-03-31 06:05 

News24

Woman stabbed to death in funeral parlour, another found murdered near school in Mpumalanga...

Mpumalanga police launch a manhunt for the perpetrators who killed two women in separate incidents....

 2020-03-31 06:00 

Standard Digital

Fish farmers make Sh2.7m in six months...

He noted that 245,000 fingerlings have been purchased for that initiative....

 2020-03-31 06:00 

News24

OPINION | Covid-19: The more drastic the measures will need to become, the more our rights will be curtailed...

Declaring a state of emergency signals an exceptional situation. We are condoning the use of extensive executive powers, within the confines of the Constitution, to contain and address the situation, writes Elmien du Plessis ....

 2020-03-31 06:00 

Daily Nation

Countries in a panic over ventilators...

Ventilators, which are few, are the difference between life and death for critical patients....

 2020-03-31 06:00 

Daily Nation

Top KPA managers face disciplinary action over tender scams...

Measures include forcing them to pay for money lost at the ports authority....

 2020-03-31 05:59 

Uganda Radio Network

Dozens of Residents Flee Village Over Suspected COVID-19 Deaths in Omoro...

Kerobino Okot, the area LC 1 Chairperson, says the two were found dead inside their house on Sunday....

 2020-03-31 05:51 

News24

Coronavirus: Emergency workers refuse to attend to patient until they get proper equipment...

Eight emergency workers face disciplinary charges for refusing to attend to a Covid-19 patient....

 2020-03-31 05:35 

Uganda Radio Network

Entebbe Leaders Smoke Out 4 Escapees From Quarantine Centers...

Peter Mbonye, one of the residents noted that the four individuals were unknown to the neighborhood and hardly came out of the house, which raised their suspicion....

 2020-03-31 05:34 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Coronavirus epidemic 'far from over' in Asia: WHO official...

The new coronavirus first surfaced in central China in late 2019. Infections have now exceeded 770,000 cases worldwide...

 2020-03-31 05:30 

Daily Nation

What is the connection between pneumonia and Covid-19?...

Pneumonia is Kenya's number one killer of children....

 2020-03-31 05:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Our society mirrors the dichotomy between the haves and have-nots....

Perhaps, the coronavirus crises presents the perfect opportunity to rapidly implement the various infrastructural reforms....

 2020-03-31 05:28 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Great Pyramid in Egypt lights up in solidarity against virus...

Egypt has so far registered 656 COVID-19 cases, including 41 deaths. Of the total infected, 150 reportedly recovered....

 2020-03-31 05:17 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Ex-Congo president dies of coronavirus...

He was 81 years old....

 2020-03-31 05:17 

News24

The numbers game: SA dramatically ramps up testing, but trends remain unclear...

South Africa has managed to dramatically ramp up testing for Covid-19 over the last three weeks, but experts say it's still much too early to draw major conclusions from the number of tests done and the increase in countrywide infections....

 2020-03-31 05:16 

Standard Digital

[ World ]

Congo ex-president dies of coronavirus In France...

Former Republic of Congo president Jacques Joaquim Yhombi Opango died in France on Monday of the new coronavirus, his family told AFP....

 2020-03-31 05:16 

Uganda Radio Network

Boat Operators Abandon Work Leaving Thousands Stuck on Islands...

Mukiibi Sserunjogi, a 30 passenger boat operator from Katosi landing site to Ddamba island in Koome sub county Mukono district, says many people are stranded on the islands and lack money to return to their homes....

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