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Ship leaking tons of oil off Mauritius has split apart

Volunteers rushed to the shore to create makeshift oil barriers from tunnels of fabric stuffed with sugar cane leaves and even human hair

16 Aug 2020 12:24 PM

Ship owner says will handle Mauritius oil spill compensation 'sincerely'

Mauritius declared an unprecedented environmental emergency last week as the ship began seeping oil into a protected marine park

15 Aug 2020 12:48 PM

Limited testing supplies? Rwandan researchers make use of pool testing

Some experts, and even the researchers, had initially noted concerns that the complexity of the approach could deter its widespread use

13 Aug 2020 2:38 PM

Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline

An estimated 1 ton of oil from the Japanese ship’s cargo of 4 tons has already escaped into the sea, officials say

10 Aug 2020 12:40 PM

Mauritius declares emergency as stranded Japanese ship spills fuel

A military transport aircraft with pollution control equipment and a navy vessel to be sent by France for Mauritius’ aid

08 Aug 2020 2:30 PM

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You have to attend all-night lectures if you break COVID rules in Rwanda

Every evening, public health messages are blared through loudspeakers to spectators seated at least a metre apart in the stadiums

07 Aug 2020 11:11 AM

South Africa sees dip in new virus cases but warns of return

More than 24,000 healthcare workers have been infected by the coronavirus in South Africa which is five percent of country's total caseload

05 Aug 2020 4:25 PM

The effects of the pandemic will be felt for decades to come: WHO

The agency also said the effects of the pandemic 'will be felt for decades to come' in an emergency WHO committee reviewing the pandemic

02 Aug 2020 12:25 PM

South Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass half a million

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa as a whole approached a million

02 Aug 2020 8:54 AM

Modi and Mauritius PM jointly inaugurate new Supreme Court building at Port Louis

'India's development partnerships reflect the development priorities of our partner nations,' Modi said while addressing the virtual event

30 Jul 2020 5:06 PM

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South Africa is marred by COVID corruption

Corruption allegations are raised against South Africa’s historic $26 billion economic relief package

26 Jul 2020 2:29 PM

South Africa 59% excess deaths imply hidden COVID-19 toll

Africa’s most industrialised nation is in the middle of a runaway epidemic of the coronavirus, with cases increasing by more than 10,000 day

23 Jul 2020 7:16 PM

Global coronavirus cases pass 15 million

US, Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa have most cases, with US alone accounting for more than half the world’s infections and deaths

23 Jul 2020 9:23 AM

Andrew Mlangeni, ally of Mandela in anti-apartheid struggle, dies at 95

President Cyril Ramaphosa learnt with deep sadness of the passing away overnight of last remaining Rivonia Trialist, the presidency said

22 Jul 2020 3:09 PM

Sudan's Bashir on trial over 1989 coup that brought him to power

It is the first time in the modern history of the Arab world that the architect of a coup goes on trial

21 Jul 2020 3:11 PM

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Home learning, reopening schools especially hard in Africa

The schooling crisis is more acute in Africa, where up to 80% of students don’t have access to internet and even electricity is unreliable

20 Jul 2020 8:16 PM

6,00,000 people succumb to COVID-19 globally

While the U.S. leads global infections, South Africa now ranks as the fifth worst-hit country in the pandemic with 350,879 cases

19 Jul 2020 12:39 PM

South Africa surpasses UK in confirmed coronavirus cases

South Africa now has world’s eighth-highest number of cases, which represents nearly half of all the confirmed cases on African continent

15 Jul 2020 12:13 PM

Mandela's daughter Zindzi dies in South Africa

Zindzi is the youngest daughter of S.Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, and was ambassador to Denmark at the time of her death

13 Jul 2020 1:55 PM

Another #MeToo wave sweeps up Egypt amidst a pandemic

Sexual assault is deep-seated problems in Egypt, where victims must also fight a culture that ties female chastity to family reputation

13 Jul 2020 1:22 PM

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