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“Systems in place to identify, detect imported cases of coronavirus in SA”

There have been no cases of coronavirus identified in South Africa and on the African continent.

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Rwanda jails opposition figures for 7-12 years for conspiracy

Six Rwandan opposition figures have been jailed for seven to 12 years after being convicted of forming an illegal armed group and conspiring against the government, state radio reported.

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Tanzanian student released after exposing water problems

A Tanzanian university student who was arrested on Tuesday for posting a photo about water problems in his institution has been released, according to a local human rights organisation.

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Massive locust swarms spark UN appeal for help

The United Nations (UN) has called for international help to fight huge swarms of desert locusts sweeping through east Africa.

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Fight against malaria in Southern Africa receives financial boost

The fight against malaria in Southern Africa has received a new financial boost.

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Bullish Erdogan warns Libya 'chaos' could spread

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday of chaos in Libya unless peace is quickly established, as he hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Mass evictions prompt protests as Nigerian housing crisis mounts

The men in naval uniforms charged into the Nigerian waterfront village of Okun Glass in the morning, chased out the residents, then called in the bulldozers.

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Death toll rises in China, more cities restrict travel

The restrictions will affect at least 20 million people across 10 cities, including the capital, Wuhan, where the virus emerged.

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ANC, SACP picket outside US embassy

Members of the South African Communist Party (SACP), alliance partner of the governing African National Congress, picketed outside the United States embassy in Pretoria on Thursday to protest against US President Donald Trump's treatment of Iran.

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SA young climate activist pressurise governments in Davos

Seventeen-year-old South African climate activist, Ayakha Melithafa, is one of several young activists at the World Economic Forum in Davos, who are putting pressure on governments and businesses to reduce carbon emissions.

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