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 2020-04-03 13:04 

News24

Ethiopia races to bolster ventilator stockpile for coronavirus fight...

In four years as a doctor in Ethiopia, Rediet Libanos has used a mechanical ventilator just once: on a patient who suffered a haemorrhagic stroke a few months ago....

 2020-04-03 13:04 

News24

Under-fire UK government rushes to build field hospitals as virus death toll surges...

The UK government has said it was rushing to build more emergency field hospitals ahead of an expected surge in coronavirus cases, hours after recording a record 569 deaths from the disease....

 2020-04-03 13:03 

News24

BREAKING | General Constand Viljoen, former SADF commander and political leader, dies at 86...

General Constand Viljoen, a former commander of the South African Defence Force (SADF) and the founding leader of the Freedom Front Plus, has died at the age of 86. He was considered "a soldier's soldier" and is credited with helping to defuse...

 2020-04-03 13:03 

Uganda Radio Network

12 Lodges Closed at Elegu Border Post...

Linda Agnes Auma, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner told URN on Friday that the lodges were closed on Thursday evening when security stormed the area and discovered that very many people had still booked in and they were still operating....

 2020-04-03 13:02 

News24

Lockdown: Number of deaths from police action rises to 8 - surpasses SA's Covid-19 casualties...

Eight deaths have allegedly occurred at the hands of police since the start of the nationwide lockdown on 26 March, according to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)....

 2020-04-03 13:00 

Standard Digital

FIFA letter in bad faith, should be withdrawn...

Stakeholders now ask Mosengo-Omba to consider recalling letter reinstating Mwendwa if he roots for peace....

 2020-04-03 12:59 

Standard Digital

Use personal data to fight virus responsibly...

In the context of Covid-19, we do have to push for greater public-private collaboration...

 2020-04-03 12:45 

Standard Digital

Number of coronavirus confirmed cases in Kenya hits 122...

The number of coronavirus confirmed cases in Kenya has reached 122,...

 2020-04-03 12:45 

Standard Digital

One death, 12 new cases as Kenya’s Covid-19 numbers hit 122 : The Standard...

The number of coronavirus confirmed cases in Kenya has reached 122...

 2020-04-03 12:39 

Daily Nation

Kasneb postpones May exams due to coronavirus pandemic...

The body has extended registration for July exams to May 29....

 2020-04-03 12:31 

Business Live

JSE weaker on concern the Covid-19 pandemic may worsen...

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has surpassed the one-million mark, with more than 50,000 deaths recorded...

 2020-04-03 12:31 

Business Live

The week in pictures...

In pictures: Police and soldiers conducted operations across SA, resulting in a number of incidents of abuse; airlines continue to bleed amid Covid-19 travel bans; and China slowly starts to re-open...

 2020-04-03 12:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Quantum Foods paints a grim picture...

Earnings could plunge as much as 38percent on significant reduction in profitability from the eggs business...

 2020-04-03 12:26 

News24

Lockdown: Shack demolitions continue in Durban despite moratorium plea...

Several people have been seriously injured in an eThekwini municipality demolition in Cato Manor and Mariannhill that turned violent....

 2020-04-03 12:21 

Daily Nation

Kenya's Covid-19 cases rise to 122 as six-year-old dies...

Coronavirus cases in Kenya rise to 122....

 2020-04-03 12:13 

News24

Coronavirus wrap: Spain suffers over 900 more deaths, Iran death toll spikes and Germany's Merkel returns to office after quarantine...

More than 900 people have died in Spain over the past 24 hours for the second day running, government figures have shown, although the rate of new infections and deaths continued to slow....

 2020-04-03 12:07 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID -19 Infections to Peak in May, June -Experts...

Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said Uganda will have 18878 positive cases and over 500 people succumbing to the disease by end of April, if stringent measures of lock down and social distancing are not strictly followed....

 2020-04-03 12:06 

Daily Nation

Jubilee orders Kirinyaga MCAs to drop Waiguru ouster motion...

Party headquarters orders MCAs to drop impeachment motion against the governor....

 2020-04-03 12:04 

News24

Lockdown: South Africans abroad are now allowed to return home - but the how is unclear...

South Africans abroad who want to return during the lockdown are allowed to do so, Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu says. But there's no clarity about how....

 2020-04-03 12:04 

Standard Digital

Corona: I'd rather buy food, not water to wash hands...

The few public water points have either been vandalized or supply cut off...

 2020-04-03 12:04 

Standard Digital

3D-printed masks, meals sent to front-line coronavirus medics...

Volunteer groups are stepping up to help medical workers on the front line of the campaign against the coronavirus....

 2020-04-03 12:04 

Standard Digital

Uhuru tax reliefs not what 'doctor ordered'...

Now the president has cut taxes but without considering the state of our country....

 2020-04-03 12:00 

Standard Digital

Terry rallies support for CS Amina's efforts to resolve FKF stand-off...

Former Harambee Stars team manager Hussein Terry has rallied support for Sports Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed saying she needs all the help to...

 2020-04-03 11:55 

Uganda Radio Network

Luweero Market Vendors Working in Shifts...

Abdul Majid Ssemwanga the Chairperson of Kasana Market Traders' Association the market hosts over 300 traders and it was difficult to implement four meters circumferential distance....

 2020-04-03 11:53 

Business Report (IOL)

Tala launches nearly R107 mln rebuild fund to bolster Kenyan businesses, communities...

Tala on Friday announced the launch of a Ksh 605m rebuild fund to bolster Kenyan businesses and communities in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic...

 2020-04-03 11:47 

Business Report (IOL)

CIPC to cancel certificates not designated as essential services...

The CIPC has established that certain companies not designated as essential services have fraudulently applied on the Bizportal website....

 2020-04-03 11:45 

Standard Digital

Kilifi Deputy Governor Saburi arrested for flouting rule on self isolation...
 2020-04-03 11:45 

Standard Digital

Kilifi DG arrested for flouting rule on self isolation...

According to CJ Maraga, pursuant to the NCAJ meeting, prisoners and remandees will not be presented in court....

 2020-04-03 11:45 

News24

Panic, confusion in DRC amid fears of virus explosion in Kinshasa...

Lack of resources, a muddle over confinement and incipient panic are hobbling the response to coronavirus in DR Congo, fuelling fears especially for Kinshasa, one of Africa's largest and most chaotic cities....

 2020-04-03 11:39 

News24

EXPLAINER | What is Covid-19 contact tracing and how does it work? We ask an expert...

News24 spoke to the Red Cross' George Mamabolo, the acting national programmes manager in charge of contact tracing, to find out how this essential tool is contributing to locating and isolating those who have been in contact with people who have test...

 2020-04-03 11:38 

Uganda Radio Network

Police Officer Arrested for Leaking Whatsapp Message...

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ali Lwetunga, was arrested on orders of CP Kafeero after it was alleged that it was him who leaked the message that made rounds on Thursday on social media....

 2020-04-03 11:37 

Mail & Guardian

Kenya's government can't tackle the pandemic alone. It needs civil society...

Kenya's government has excluded nongovernmental organisations and other groups such as churches from its emergency decision-making. This is a mistake The post Kenya's government can't tackle the pandemic alone. It needs civil society appeared ...

 2020-04-03 11:35 

Business Live

How to access free Covid-19 online doctor consults...

Incorrect prescriptions, symptoms being missed and possibly an incorrect diagnosis remain a concern...

 2020-04-03 11:35 

Business Live

Afrocentric reports 'unprecedented' sales of multivitamins in March...

Its companies stocked up ahead of the lockdown, and the group also says it has chronic medication stocks to last until the end of May...

 2020-04-03 11:35 

Business Live

Caveat usor as ratings agencies decree a record number of downgrades...

S&P, Moody's and Fitch — which are paid by the companies and countries they assess — defend their rash of downgrades, saying things were dodgy before Covid-19...

 2020-04-03 11:32 

Daily Nation

Covid-19: Bidco donates hand-washing units in city slum...

The company will also provide soap to be used at the villages....

 2020-04-03 11:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Lockdowns predicted to take a heavy toll on GDP around the world...

NKC African Economics has warned that global economic growth in the first half of 2020 would be even weaker than its zero percent forecast....

 2020-04-03 11:26 

Daily Nation

Premier League stars in firing line over taking pay cut...

The average salary for a Premier League player is three million pounds a year....

 2020-04-03 11:24 

Daily Nation

Uefa warns clubs of Champions League exclusion...

The decision still needs to be formally validated at a General Assembly on April 15....

 2020-04-03 11:13 

News24

WATCH | Trump announces he tested negative on new coronavirus test...

US President Donald Trump has announced that he has taken his second coronavirus test at the White House since the outbreak began and it was again found to be negative....

 2020-04-03 11:13 

News24

Premier Winde asks Ramaphosa for clarity on 'vague' regulations after Cele's cigarette sales warning...

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has appealed to President Cyril Ramaphosa for clarity on the proper interpretation of the lockdown regulations, after Police Minister Bheki Cele lambasted the provincial administration for allowing the sale of cigarettes....

 2020-04-03 11:09 

Standard Digital

Digital transformation in the face of Covid-19...

Another advantage of online meetings is that they can be recorded...

 2020-04-03 11:09 

Standard Digital

UN agency keeps Africa food aid flowing amid coronavirus...

Up to 45 million people in southern Africa face hunger following a devastating drought...

 2020-04-03 11:09 

Standard Digital

Google releases location data to show if coronavirus lockdowns are working...

Google published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March...

 2020-04-03 11:09 

Mail & Guardian

A letter to Cihim Ali, in an Eritrean jail on her birthday...

Ciham Ali was born in the United States and moved to Eritrea with her family. When Ciham tried to leave, she was arrested at the border. After eight years, Human Rights Watch have called for her release The post A letter to Cihim Ali, in an Eritrean jail ...

 2020-04-03 11:01 

Business Report (IOL)

Transnet to begin transporting non-essential cargo during lockdown...

Transnet said on Friday it would will start moving non-essential goods during a nationwide lockdown....

 2020-04-03 11:00 

Standard Digital

Is it time to stop playing golf for us to be able to play in future?...
 2020-04-03 11:00 

Business Report (IOL)

FNB Connect slashes data prices by up to 55%, gives 1GB free data during lockdown...

FNB Connect has announced it will be reducing data prices by up to 55 percent, in April 2020 and will double customers' data on their Lifestyle plans....

 2020-04-03 10:43 

News24

WATCH | No social distancing in long queue outside busy Khayelitsha shopping centre...

Long queues, such as this one outside Makhaza Shopping Centre in Khayelitsha, are an area of concern for high-density communities as residents struggle to adapt to regulations imposed under the 21-day lockdown in effect in the country....

 2020-04-03 10:40 

Business Live

Comair calls off acquisition of Star Air businesses...

The company was due to pay R75m for Star Air Maintenance and Star Air Cargo...

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