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Omicron cases mild so far but variant is more transmissible: South Africa scientists

The new coronavirus variant appears to be more transmissible than its predecessors although most cases have been mild so far, according to scientists advising the South African government. In South Africa, where omicron was first detected, officials..

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Anxiety over possible December alcohol ban in South Africa – industry calls for consultation

The Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) has welcomed the government’s decision to remain at a level one lockdown – with no further restrictions on alcohol sales – but warned that, as per president Cyril Ramaphosa’s Sunday statement, things may ch..

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South Africa

Peru shook with a 7.5-magnitude earthquake

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck northern Peru on Sunday, destroying buildings including a church tower, injuring at least 10 people and sending shock waves across the region. The strong quake hit at 5:52 am (10:52 GMT) at a depth of 131 km (81 mil..

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Senegal calls on China to get involved in war-torn Sahel region

Issued on: 28/11/2021 - 22:02 Senegal's Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall on Sunday said she hoped China would lend support in the fight against insecurity in the conflict-ridden Sahel region at the start of a China-Africa summit. Addressi..

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South Africa

Two kidnapped men in JHB rescued in Heidelberg, one kidnapper arrested

The two men who were kidnapped in Johannesburg on 15 October were rescued and reunited with their families. THE MEN WERE PULLED OVER IN JHB AND TAKEN CAPTIVE Police spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe said Jahyr Abdula and his friend were kidnappe..

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Malawi blasts ‘Afrophobic’ virus travel bans

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera on Sunday accused Western countries of “Afrophobia” for shutting their borders to his and other neighbouring nations after South Africa flagged a new coronavirus variant last week. Dozens of countries have barred ..

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SA remains on alert Level 1, Ramaphosa rebukes unscientific travel ban

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa in his address to the nation on Sunday said South Africa would remain on alert level 1. The address comes after Ramaphosa had meetings with the National Coronavirus Command Council, the President’s Co-ordinati..

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WATCH LIVE: President Ramaphosa to address the nation

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the nation on Sunday at 20h00 on developments in the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramaphosa is expected to announce changes to alert levels. The address comes after meetings with the..

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South Africa

Gun Free SA calls on youngsters to have their say on gun control

CAPE TOWN - South Africans, especially youngsters affected by gun-violence, are being called on to have their say on the control of fire-arms. Anti-gun lobbyists have been given another chance to engage with stakeholders around a proposed bill that w..

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Sports

Messi sets up PSG comeback, Sergio Ramos makes debut

FRANCE - Paris Saint-Germain overturned an early deficit to beat 10-man Saint-Etienne 3-1 away in Ligue 1 on Sunday, with Lionel Messi setting up all three goals. The match also featured the long-awaited PSG debut of Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, wh..

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Swiss voters back Covid pass law

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Swiss voters firmly backed the law behind the country's Covid pass in a referendum Sunday, following a tense campaign that saw unprecedented levels of hostility. Early results showed around two-thirds of voters supported th..

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Dutch find 13 new COVID variant cases among South Africa passengers

THE HAGUE - Dutch health authorities said on Sunday they had found at least 13 cases of the new Omicron strain among 61 quarantined passengers who tested positive for coronavirus after arriving from South Africa. "The Omicron variant has so far been ..

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