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Ramaphosa lifts national state of disaster

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Over two years of government imposed regulatory measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in South Africa ended on Monday when President Cyril Ramaphosa...

Military medics watching over COVID-19-infected Ramaphosa

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SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) personnel are monitoring President Cyril Ramaphosa and treating him for “mild COVID-19 symptoms” in Cape Town. A statement confirming South...

Democracies that fail to act on climate change face ‘existential’ threat

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Climate change poses “an existential challenge” for democratic governments and could lead to more authoritarian rule if efforts to curb global warming founder, fueling...

ISS: Africa’s rise in protests is about more than macroeconomics

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Like the rest of the world, the continent has seen public discontent growing even as wealth has improved. Public discontent, defined as the collective feeling...

China vaunts air power, civil growth at Zhuhai show

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China touted its expanding military air power and hopes of capturing a growing share of its civil aviation market for domestic producers at a...

Cyber crime spreads in Australia as COVID-19 pushes more people online

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Australia reported on Wednesday a 13% jump in cyber crime in the past year, with about one incident in four targeting critical infrastructure and...

Former Chad strongman Habre, convicted of war crimes, dies of COVID-19...

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Hissene Habre, the former strongman president of Chad and security ally of the West during the Cold War who was later jailed for war...

1 Military Hospital ICU nurses cheer up COVID-19 patients with dance...

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ICU nurses from 1 Military Hospital’s COVID-19 ward, donning scrubs and PPE equipment, did the “#ItAin’tMeDanceChallenge” to cheer up their patients. Set to the...

US’s Blinken urges Tunisia to return to ‘democratic path’

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday said he had urged Tunisia’s president to take action that would return the country “to the...

RDM and Clicks in vaccination drive

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Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) has collaborated with the Clicks Group Outreach Programme in order to facilitate and rollout the COVID-19 vaccination for RDM’s employees...

AFB Waterkloof vaccination site handles up to 500 personnel daily

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The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) sickbay at AFB Waterkloof in Centurion serves a portion of the largest military community in Gauteng. Proof of...

Tanzania arrests leader of main opposition party

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Tanzania’s main opposition party said on Wednesday its leader had been arrested with ten other party figures, in what it called proof that President...

South Korea military suffers worst COVID-19 outbreak aboard anti-piracy ship off...

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South Korea's military has recorded its biggest cluster of COVID-19 infections to date, with more than 80% of personnel aboard a destroyer on anti-piracy...

Violent riots affects vaccine rollout, distribution of chronic meds

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While the COVID-19 vaccination programme is continuing across most provinces, the National Health Department said the rollout of the lifesaving vaccine has been impacted...

COVID-19 inoculations for SANDF start tomorrow

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Waterkloof military medical centre is one of 16 SA National Defence Force (SANDF) vaccination sites nationally that will officially open for “business” tomorrow (Thursday,...

ISS: Boko Haram and COVID-19: Lake Chad Basin’s war on two...

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Together with ongoing insecurity and humanitarian crises, the region faces vaccine shortages, hesitancy and fake doses. For those living in Boko Haram-affected areas of the...

SAMHS readying medical task group for Gauteng COVID-19 onslaught

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The SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) has assembled a 60-strong multi-disciplinary medical task group (MTG) in response to last week’s call by the acting...

Recession and violence among COVID side effects in Africa, report finds

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Much of Africa may have been spared the death toll that COVID-19 brought to other regions, but it now faces recession, growing violence and...

ISS: A dangerous road home for Horn of Africa migrants

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COVID-19 is a key factor forcing migrants travelling to Saudi Arabia to make risky journeys home from Yemen. Migrants are returning for three main reasons:...

South Africa to close ten diplomatic missions abroad

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The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) says it has taken the hard but necessary decision to shut down ten diplomatic missions abroad. According...

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