How DRC’s Ebola Outbreak has been contained

The Herald KINSHASA/NEW YORK. – The Ebola outbreak in Congo has been closely tracked and, so far, well-contained, in stark contrast to the 2014 West #Africa outbreak that killed thousands of people. Despite 28 deaths as of early June, health officials are cautiously optimistic that they are bringing the outbreak under control. So far, it’s a striking turnaround from the 2014 West Africa outbreak, which killed more than 11,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and travelled as far as Glasgow, Scotland, and Dallas, Texas in the United States.…

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Namibia’s refugees petition Sadc on “Caprivi political situation”

The Herald WINDHOEK. – The remaining Namibian refugees living at Dukwe have petitioned the Southern African Development Commuity (Sadc) secretariat office in Gaborone, Botswana demanding that the regional body finds a lasting solution to what they term the “Caprivi political situation”. The group, led by Felix Kakula, are petitioning Sadc over the Botswana deadline of July 11 that if they do not voluntarily leave that country before the set date, they will be deported forcefully. Botswana has taken a decision to finally enforce a cessation clause with respect to the status of…

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Zuma Warns, “I Was Quiet Cause I Was President, Don’t Provoke Me,”

Jacob Zuma By Paul Nyathi|Former South African president Jacob Zuma has “warned” those who continue to speak about him in public not to “provoke” him. Zuma told his detractors to keep quiet and discuss their own organisations, not him. “Not me, because I have things to say about their organisations, but I don’t want to do so because I know why I’m part of the struggle. They must not provoke me,” he said. Zuma issued the warning after delivering a speech on free education at an event organised by the…

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Corruption high on agenda as . . . AU marks Africa Day

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The Herald ADDIS ABABA. — The African Union (AU) yesterday marked Africa Day that commemorates the birth of the then Organisation for African Unity (OAU), reiterating the call for the fight against corruption. The 55th AU anniversary celebrations at the headquarters of the pan-African bloc in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, featured a panel discussion, African bazaar that displayed cultural costumes and items of AU member-states, as well as music concerts. Stating the achievements of Africa in different arenas, the chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, underlined the need…

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Ramaphosa okays graft probe

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The Herald JOHANNESBURG. — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorised an investigation into allegations of irregularities and unlawful conduct at several government departments, the presidency said yesterday. The decision is the latest by President Ramaphosa to tackle alleged corruption and misgovernance in the administration of his predecessor Jacob Zuma, who was forced from office in February by the ruling African National Congress. The presidency said in a statement that the proclamations authorise investigations of “allegations of serious irregularities in relation to procurement of goods” and “improper or unlawful conduct…

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Ebola death toll rises, as DRC launches first vaccination programme Inbox x

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The Herald KINSHASA. – A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country yesterday began a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak, Congo’s health minister said. The nurse’s death brings the death toll to 27. There are now 49 haemorrhagic fever cases: 22 confirmed as Ebola, 21 probable and 6 suspected, according to Health Minister Oly Ilunga. “We have established surveillance mechanisms and are following all cases and contacts,” he said. “The response is well…

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Nyusi attends Dhlakama memorial service

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The Herald BEIRA. — Mozambique’s president set aside political differences to pay tribute to his arch-rival Afonso Dhlakama and pledged to continue the fragile peace talks he had been holding with the ex-rebel supremo turned opposition politician. President Filipe Nyusi joined thousands of mourners who flocked to the port city of Beira yesterday to pay their last respects to Dhlakama, a towering but divisive figure in the country’s political history who died last week. “We’re here to genuinely pay homage to the man who I’ve been talking to in recent…

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Opposition Party Spokesperson Arrested For Disturbing First Lady Motorcade

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By Paul Nyathi|Malawian Police have arrested opposition Malawi Congress Party Deputy Publicity Secretary Rev. Maurice Munthali for disturbing the First Lady’s motorcade. The Police at Zalewa road block received an intelligence radio message that there was an unknown vehicle that was charging on the First Lady’s convoy at high and dangerous speed after the convoy passed Chingeni road on route to Blantyre. According to the radio Intel messages the unknown vehicle was warned to stay away from the convoy by the Police blocking vehicle on First Lady’s convoy but the…

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Parly suspends sessions for Dhlakama burial

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The Herald MAPUTO. – The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, has suspended its plenary sessions scheduled for this week to allow deputies to attend the funeral ceremonies for Afonso Dhlakama, leader of the main opposition party, the rebel movement Renamo, who died last Thursday. Today, there will be an official funeral for Dhlakama, as dictated by the 2014 law on the status of the leader of the second most voted party in the Mozambican parliament. It was not yet clear whether President Filipe Nyusi would attend the funeral…

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AfriForum says court date set for Mrs Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity hearing

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JOHANNESBURG. – Civil rights watchdog AfriForum said on Thursday that the North Gauteng High Court will next month hear a case against the granting of diplomatic immunity to former Zimbabwe First Lady Grace Mugabe by the South African government. The challenge has been set down for May 10-11‚ the organisation’s Kallie Kriel said. Grace‚ who is accused of assaulting Grabriella Engles and hotel staff in Sandton‚ Johannesburg‚ flew back to Zimbabwe with her husband‚ former President Robert Mugabe‚ in August 2017. Their departure followed high-level discussions in South Africa to…

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