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World Bank approves $1.9bn in emergency funds for Covid-19 response

By Andrea Shalal 3h agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailWashington - The World Bank on Thursday said its board of executive directors approved an initial...

Africa faces ‘existential threat’ as virus cases spread, officials say

By Cara Anna 2h agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailJohannesburg - Some African countries will have more than 10 000 coronavirus cases by the end...

Putin rolls over Russia’s non-working period until April 30 over coronavirus

By Reuters 6h agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailMoscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday prolonged until April 30 a non-working period across Russia to try and...

Engineers in Morocco convert snorkelling masks into respirators to fight Covid-19

By ANA Reporter 5h agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailCape Town - Moroccan engineers have said they will convert Decathlon snorkelling masks into respirators to...

American celeb’s coronavirus tweet about SA angers local Twitter users

Durban - South Africans were left mortified by a three-tweet thread on Twitter that said South Africa received a one million body bag delivery...

Rwanda Food and Drug Authority recalls locally manufactured hand sanitiser

By Zodidi Dano 7h agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailCAPE TOWN - The Rwandan Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has recalled all BEU hand sanitisers manufactured...

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 will surpass a million in a few...

By Brenda Masilela 5h agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailPretoria - The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that over the past few weeks and months...

Zambia records first coronavirus death

By Reuters and ANA 6h agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailLUSAKA/RUSTENBURG  - Zambia has recorded its first death from coronavirus, and the number of confirmed cases...

Tone-deaf or tuned-in? Coronavirus epidemic proves a minefield for celebs

By Jill Serjeant 4h agoShare this article:ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailLOS ANGELES - Taylor Swift is sending cash to some of her fans and Rihanna has...