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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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