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AFRICA

Corruption complicates South Africa’s struggle with coronavirus

South Africa’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases is edging close to a half-million, with the Health Ministry reporting 11,046 new cases overnight. That brings the...

Man who killed Uganda gorilla Rafiki jailed for 11 years

A man who pleaded guilty to killing a beloved mountain gorilla in a popular national park has been sentenced to 11 years in prison...

Morocco bans travel to and from major cities after Covid-19 spike

Morocco has banned all travel to and from some of its major cities to try to stem a small spike in coronavirus cases, even...

South African anti-apartheid hero Andrew Mlangeni dies at 95

Leading South African anti-apartheid activist Andrew Mlangeni has died at the age of 95. He was the last remaining survivor of the historic Rivonia Trial,...

Zimbabwe police detain prominent journalist

Zimbabwe police have detained a prominent journalist and an opposition leader ahead of anti-government protests planned for the end of this month, their lawyers...

South Africa poised to join countries most affected by coronavirus

South Africa was poised on Saturday to join the top five countries most affected by coronavirus, while breathtaking numbers around the world were a...

Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies at 59

Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of South African anti-apartheid leaders Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died at the age of 59. State television South African Broadcasting...

South African province prepares 1.5 million graves as virus hits ‘full speed’

The coronavirus pandemic in Africa is reaching “full speed” and it is good to prepare for the worst-case scenario, the Africa Centres for Disease...

Egyptian authorities arrest doctors and silence critics amid pandemic

Egyptian security agencies have tried to stifle criticism over the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi’s handling of the rising coronavirus crisis. At least 10...

South Africa braces itself for surge in Covid-19 patients

Hospitals are prepared for a new wave of patients after South Africa’s reported coronavirus cases more than quadrupled in June. That is partly due to...

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TikTok planning London headquarters, according to reports

TikTok is planning to open a headquarters in London, according to reports, as the social media app continues to try and distance itself from...

David Attenborough and rapper Dave collaborate for Planet Earth special

David Attenborough and rapper Dave will attempt to “lift viewers’ spirits” with a TV special featuring animals overcoming adversity. Planet Earth: A Celebration will air...

Rochelle Humes: I tried to scrub skin off as a child after racist comments

Rochelle Humes has said she would scrub her legs until they were red to try to get her skin off after she was subjected...

US Navy investigates video of ‘dog attack’ on man in Kaepernick shirt at event

The US Navy is investigating an incident in which dogs attacked a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in” during a K-9 demonstration during a 2019 fundraiser at...

More restrictions announced in Australia’s Victoria state

Victoria state, Australia’s coronavirus hot spot, has announced that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of...
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