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Nigerian security forces rescue more than 300 schoolboys kidnapped by gunmen

18th December 2020 Security forces on Thursday rescued nearly 350 schoolboys who had been kidnapped in northwestern Nigeria and taken into a vast forest, the governor... 

Nigerian states close schools after pupils’ abduction

18th December 2020 Nigerian authorities have closed schools across some of its states after last Friday’s kidnapping of 300 schoolboys in Katsina State. According to... 

eSwatini PM to be given State funeral

18th December 2020 Late eSwatini Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini will be accorded a state funeral, Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku said. In a statement on... 


UIF/TERS needs to be extended To Garden Route, says MEC

18th December 2020 MEC of Finance and Economic Opportunities in the Western Cape David Maynier has said the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) TERS benefits need to be... 

Absa named best retail bank in Africa

17th December 2020 The regional operation of South African financial services group Absa has been recognised as the best retail bank on the continent, the institution... 

Namibia enters second Covid-19 wave

17th December 2020 Namibia is experiencing an increase of Covid-19 infections and in just two week recorded 13 Covid-19 related deaths, President Hage Geingob said on... 

Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Kenya

15th December 2020 Somalia has cut ties with Kenya, accusing it of violating Somali sovereignty and territorial integrity. Relations between the two East African... 

Egypt receives second batch of Chinese vaccine

15th December 2020 Egypt has received a second batch of Sinopharm, the coronavirus vaccine developed by the Chinese National Pharmaceutical Group, Asharq Al-Awsat... 

Western Cape premier says new Covid-19 rules need to be reconsidered

15th December 2020 Western Cape Premier Alan Winde was none too pleased with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s newly imposed Covid-19 regulations for the province. On... 

KZN beaches to be shut down on busy days – Ramaphosa

15th December 2020 Beaches and public parks in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province will be closed on what are traditionally the busiest days of the season as part... 

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