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Two killed as Gabon citizens protest coronavirus restrictions

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Two people have died after demonstrations in Gabon’s two major cities, the prime minister said on Friday, as anger over restrictions aimed at curbing...

Coronavirus pandemic worsens 2020 outlook for Rolls-Royce

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British engineering company Rolls-Royce downgraded this year’s cash outflow forecast and warned of a challenging outlook as the slump in air travel continues. But the...

Cyber attacks seen on coronavirus vaccine infrastructure -US Senator Peters

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Cyber attacks have been waged against COVID-19 vaccine distribution infrastructure, including a cold-chain storage company, US Senator Gary Peters said on Thursday. “IBM recently released...

Refugee women in Africa say domestic violence rose during pandemic

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More than 70% of displaced and refugee women in Africa have seen a rise in domestic violence in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic,...

Coronavirus exposure risk on airplanes very low, US defense study finds

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The risk of exposure to the coronavirus on flights is very low, a US Department of Defense study released on Thursday found, a positive...

Britain’s spies defending COVID-19 vaccine work

British spies are defending COVID-19 vaccine work against hostile powers seeking to either steal or sabotage research data in the race for the global...

National state of disaster tasking continues for soldiers and military medics

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From a high of more than 80 000 military personnel “employed” at the height of the national state of disaster called to “save” South...

Libyan interior minister restored to post after talks

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Libya’s internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) on Thursday restored the interior minister to his post after announcing his suspension last week following...

Africa Command donates COVID-19 supplies to Ghana

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The US military’s Africa Command has donated approximately $75 000 in COVID-19 supplies to the Ghana Armed Forces. The command used Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and...

Airports Company of SA faces massive losses due to COVID-19

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The Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) is facing net losses of R5 billion between now and 2023 as the coronavirus pandemic slashes its...

SANDF highlights its contribution to Operation Notlela

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has detailed the extent of its contribution to Operation Notlela to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, from...

SANDF receives PPE from China

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has taken delivery of a consignment of personal protective equipment (PPE) from China, which arrived at OR...

Cautious optimism for future large commercial transport market

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Forecast International is projecting that approximately 26 975 large commercial jet transports will be produced in the 15 years from 2020 through 2034. The...

Impact of COVID-19 on African aviation and economies is worsening –...

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released new data indicating that the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s aviation industry and economies has worsened...

US C-130J delivers personal protective equipment to South Africa

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A United States Air Force C-130J Super Hercules on Saturday delivered nearly R6 million worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the South African...

Don’t stand so close: Singapore trials automated drones to check

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Beware, Singaporeans standing too close, automated drones might be keeping an eye on you from above. Singapore’s police have been trialling two pilotless drones developed...

Spirit AeroSystems cuts 1 100 jobs due to coronavirus, 737 MAX...

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Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems Holdings said on Friday it was cutting 1 100 jobs in its commercial programs due to the most recent production...

Kenya Airways resumes international flights after virus curbs lifted

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Kenya Airways resumed international flights on Saturday, heading to about 30 destinations for the first time since the routes were suspended in March due...

RDM does its bit for Mandela Day

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On Friday, 24 July, as part of Rheinmetall Denel Munition’s (RDM’s) Mandela Day initiative, a mixed group of the company’s employees visited the Macassar...

COVID-19 brings uncertainty to SA airlines’ future

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COVID-19 shut down almost all industries in South Africa when the country was under the level five lockdown. Now, under level three lockdown, approaching...

French group Thales sees lower profits and sales after coronavirus crisis

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France’s Thales slashed financial forecasts for the year on Friday after seeing its profits fall by more than half in the first half, “heavily impacted”...

Cigarette prices soar during lockdown, according to latest UCT study

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Recent research has shown that the average price of cigarettes has increased by nearly 250% compared to pre-lockdown levels and that the sales ban...

US donates PPE to Ghana’s armed forces

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The United States, through the US military’s Africa Command and the Department of State, has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to...

End of the jumbo: British Airways retires 747 early due to...

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British Airways, the world’s largest operator of Boeing 747s, will retire its entire jumbo jet fleet with immediate effect after the COVID-19 pandemic sent...

Uganda cracks down on media ahead of elections in 2021, watchdog...

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Uganda’s security forces are cracking down on authors and journalists who challenge the 34-year-old rule of President Yoweri Museveni ahead of elections next year,...

South African Airways to offer training for up to 1 000...

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South African Airways (SAA) will provide a year’s training for up to 1 000 employees, revisions to its restructuring plan show, in a concession...

PARAMOUNT GROUP CELEBRATES GAUTENG HEALTH HEROES

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Tuesday, July 7th, Johannesburg - Paramount Group, Africa’s leading aerospace and technology company, is pleased to demonstrate its support for Gauteng’s MEC of Health...

PARAMOUNT GROUP PROVIDES FOOD RELIEF TO GHANA, ZAMBIA AND MOZAMBIQUE COMMUNITIES...

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Johannesburg, South Africa – May 29, 2020 – Paramount Group, the global aerospace and technology company, continues its efforts to support South Africa and Sub...

PARAMOUNT GROUP DONATES 1,000 FACIAL-MASKS TO SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL DEFENSE FORCE...

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Thursday, 7 May 2020 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Paramount Group, the global aerospace and technology company, has today donated 1,000 facial-masks to the South Africa...

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERS PRODUCE MEDICAL DEVICES FOR PROTECTION OF FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS...

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. April 8th, 2020. Aeronautical engineers from Paramount Group, the African-based aerospace and technology company, has teamed up with emergency doctors at...

Paramount donates face visors to Gauteng health workers

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Paramount Group has donated 1 000 face visors to Gauteng’s health department as it continues to support health workers on the frontlines of the...

Nigeria to restart domestic flights 8 July in easing of coronavirus...

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Nigeria will resume domestic flights from 8 July, the government said on Wednesday, as Africa’s most populous country relaxes novel coronavirus restrictions despite mounting...

Airbus to cut 15 000 jobs to survive coronavirus crisis

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Airbus is cutting 15 000 jobs within a year, including 900 already earmarked in Germany, saying its future is at stake after the coronavirus...

Soldiers on Notlela duty in Limpopo test positive for COVID-19

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The lid the national defence force has put on making public the number of soldiers testing positive for coronavirus has not reached Limpopo. The provincial...

More airports to open

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While international passenger flights remain prohibited, with the exception of those authorised by the Transport Minister, seven more airports are set to resume operations...

Kenya Airways estimates coronavirus revenue loss at $100 million – CEO

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Kenya Airways has lost an estimated $100 million in revenue as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and related lockdowns, CEO Allan Kilavuka told...

RAF flying to fight coronavirus

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The first of a series of Royal Air Force (RAF) flights taking medical supplies to Africa to help fight the coronavirus pandemic took off...

US donates personal protective equipment to Lesotho

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The US Department of Defence has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to Lesotho, including face masks, face shields and thermometers. Department of Defence personnel assigned...

Pilots in Pakistan air crash distracted by coronavirus worry, minister says

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The pilots of a Pakistan airliner that crashed last month, killing 97, were distracted and preoccupied as they talked about the coronavirus pandemic while...

SANDF silent on coronavirus statistics

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The national defence force and its command council is keeping cards close to chest as far as coronavirus is concerned. Earlier this month the SA...

United States donates more face masks to the SAMHS

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The United States has donated 11 000 plastic face masks to the South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) to assist the country’s efforts to...

Sandu concerned about SANDF coronavirus scanning and screening

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Unlike other government departments and entities, the national defence force is not keeping South Africans informed of the impact of coronavirus on soldiers and...

Coronavirus shocks to fuel years of unrest and hunger in poorest...

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Economic shocks caused by the new coronavirus are set to fuel poverty, unrest and instability in heavily-indebted and politically fragile countries for years to...

Global defence spending declining

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Global defence spending is declining as governments allocate funds to reactivate the economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Frost & Sullivan said...

US donates personal protective equipment to Eswatini

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The US Department of Defence has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to Eswatini, including face shields, facepiece masks and infrared thermometers. The equipment was handed...

Man appears in court for illegal tobacco sales

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A 29-year-old male has appeared at the Ngcobo Magistrates Court on charges of contravening the Disaster Management Act regulations. Members of the Tactical Response Team...

Second SANDF building closed due to coronavirus

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A second SA National Defence Force (SANDF) building in Pretoria, the country’s military capital, is off-limits following confirmation of a COVID-19 case. Petersen Bothgongo House...

DoD cautions against persistent tender scammers

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The Department of Defence (DoD) has warned South Africa’s business community to beware of fraudulent tenders, which it says continue to persist, especially for...

Coronavirus puts SAAF HQ temporarily out of service

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The Chief of the South African Air Force (SAAF), Lieutenant General Fabian Msimang, has temporarily withdrawn SAAF headquarters in Dequar Road, Pretoria, from service...

Coronavirus complicates Sahel’s complex security situation

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COVID-19 is complicating an already complex security situation in the Sahel, with terrorist groups exploiting the pandemic stepping up attacks on national and international...

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