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Inflation hits 5.9% for third time in five months, with big hikes in fuel and food

By: News24Wire      18th May 2022 Annual consumer price inflation remained unchanged at 5.9% in April 2022, Statistics SA reported on Wednesday. This is the third time in five... 

When Africans asked for Covid shots, they didn't get them. Now they don't want them

By: Reuters     18th May 2022 It's noisy inside the Mamprobi clinic in Accra as kids clamber over their mothers while they wait to get their measles vaccines. Outside, an area... 

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Land Bank's 2-year lending drought to farmers to end by September, Parliament hears

By: News24Wire      18th May 2022 The Land Bank on Tuesday told Parliament that it would resolve the default on its debt by the end of September, ending a period of two years in... 

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Aspen’s Covid flop bodes ill for Africa’s vaccine making drive

By: Bloomberg     18th May 2022 Africa’s drive to set up a vaccine industry after being left at the back of the queue in the global scramble for Covid-19 shots has stumbled at the... 

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Ramaphosa tables fourth part of Zondo report, Parliament to start working on published parts   

By: News24Wire      18th May 2022 President Cyril Ramaphosa tabled the fourth part of the State Capture Inquiry's report with Parliament on Tuesday - and, in a turnaround from the... 

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Govt denies claim that Treasury is refusing to release disaster relief funds in KZN  

By: Sane Dhlamini     17th May 2022 Government has hit back against claims made by the Democratic Alliance (DA) that National Treasury is refusing to release funds to the... 

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Health department studying treatment of immigrants at public hospitals

By: News24Wire      17th May 2022 The Department of Health is conducting a study on the treatment of foreign nationals at South African health facilities. This comes amid rising... 

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Akinwumi Adesina won't run for Nigerian Presidency, thanks supporters

By: Thabi Madiba     17th May 2022 African Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina on Tuesday declined support, from various groups, for him to run for the Nigerian... 

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Zimbabwe unfreezes bank lending only days after policy change

By: News24Wire      17th May 2022 Zimbabwe has lifted its ban on bank lending, the central bank has announced, more than a week after the government froze loans in a move it said... 

Ethiopia to get $300m World Bank grant for reconstruction

By: News24Wire      17th May 2022 Ethiopia and the World Bank have signed a pact for a grant of $300-million to assist reconstruction and recovery in conflict-hit areas, the finance... 

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Zimbabwe lifts import duties on basic goods, with SA set to benefit

By: News24Wire      17th May 2022 On Tuesday, Zimbabwe lifted import duties on a range of basic goods – including rice, cooking oil, sugar, maize meal, milk powder and soap – for... 

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Law firm drawing on giga-scale hydrogen project experience to derisk new ventures 

By: Martin Creamer     17th May 2022 Lack of expertise about getting giga-scale hydrogen projects off the ground is a big problem in the industry, say Allen & Overy South Africa’s... 

Case against military vets who allegedly held ministers hostage withdrawn  

By: News24Wire      17th May 2022 The criminal case involving 53 military veterans accused of taking two ministers and a deputy minister hostage, has been withdrawn. The National... 

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