Southern Africa

Botswana: president Masisi tested positive for COVID-19

Botswana: president Masisi tested positive for COVID-19

Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi is in mandatory self- isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 in routine testing, a government spokesperson said on Monday. “The president does not have any symptoms and will continue to receive close medical monitoring by his medical doctors,” John-Thomas Dipowe, acting permanent secretary for Government Communications, …

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South Africa: suspect of the parliament’s fire arrested and tried

South Africa: suspect of the parliament's fire arrested and tried

South African authorities on Tuesday said they had finally contained a suspected arson fire at the parliament building after a second-day flare-up that completely destroyed the lower house National Assembly chamber. A 49-year-old man accused of setting the fire appeared in court to face five charges including arson and possession …

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Mozambique : president Nyusi and wife tested positive for COVID-19

Nyusi and wife tested positive for COVID-19

The Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi and his wife have tested positive for covid-19 and are isolating, the president’s office has announced on Monday. A statement from the presidency said Mr Nyusi and his wife had decided to isolate in accordance with health guidelines after testing positive, even though they were …

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COVID-19: South Africa to donate vaccines to other African countries

COVID-19: South Africa to donate vaccines to other African countries

South African government said it is donating nearly two million doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine to other African countries through African Vaccination Acquisition Trust (AVAT), to curb the spread of the virus. According to president Cyril Ramaphosa, the donation is a sign of solidarity to other African countries. “This …

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