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Basic rights in Africa under threat from ‘digital authoritarianism’

From internet shutdowns and online surveillance to social media taxes and arrests for antigovernment posts, “digital authoritarianism” is a threat to basic freedoms and ...

Africa

Ghana kicks off coronavirus vaccination campaign with Covax shots

Ghana launched its coronavirus vaccination drive on Tuesday after receiving 600,000 AstraZeneca doses from the global Covax vaccine-sharing scheme ...

Africa

All abducted Nigerian schoolgirls freed by kidnappers

Gunmen have freed all 279 girls kidnapped from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, as one of the victims told Reuters how their abductors had ...

Africa

Nigeria begins registering residents for Covid-19 ...

Nigeria launched an online registration portal for Covid-19 vaccinations, its primary healthcare agency said on Monday, the day before the first doses are expected to arrive for its 200 million people
Africa

Kidnappers release schoolgirls abducted in ...

Gunmen have released girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, the governor said in a tweet on Tuesday
Africa

Zimbabwe Vice-President Kembo Mohadi resigns after misconduct allegations

Zimbabwean Vice-President Kembo Mohadi resigned on Monday after local media reported that he had engaged in improper ...

Africa

Zimbabwe co-vice-president steps down amid sex scandal

Zimbabwe’s co-vice-president Kembo Mohadi has resigned under pressure from a sex scandal, in which he accused his ...

Africa

Zimbabwe's economy cautiously opens up, but land borders remain closed

Zimbabwe’s land borders will remain closed, despite President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday effectively opening up the ...

Africa

Ivory Coast to launch first vaccination drive with COVAX shots

People began to queue early as the Ivory Coast prepared to become the first country to launch a Covid-19 inoculation ...

Africa

Nigeria to take delivery of 3.92-million doses of Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday

Nigeria expects to take delivery of 3.92 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, the third West African ...

Africa

Families wait as Nigerian security forces search for 300 abducted girls

Relatives of more than 300 girls abducted by gunmen from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria endured an ...

Africa

Nigerian schoolboys freed as forces search for 300 abducted girls

Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the ...

Africa

US calls on African Union to exert pressure over worsening crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday called on the AU to help address a deepening crisis in Ethiopiaas he ...

Africa

Tunisia's main party holds huge rally as government row grows

Tunisia's biggest political party assembled an immense crowd of supporters in the capital on Saturday in a show of ...

Africa

Zimbabwe may consider mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the country may consider mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations following ...

Africa

School children abducted in Nigeria's Niger state released, governor says

Gunmen on Saturday released 42 people, including 27 students, who were kidnapped from a boarding school last week in ...

Lifestyle

Legendary Bay barber hangs up his scissors

This week, after 51 years in business, Varfis, who immigrated from Greece in 1970 and opened the all popular Terry’s ...

News

Modular 100-bed ward a shot in the arm for Cecilia Makiwane

Cecilia Makiwane hospital in Mdantsane received much-needed relief on Thursday when acting Eastern Cape health MEC ...

News

Eastern Cape girl, 5, grieves over slain mom

A five-year-old child believes her mom was killed by a bad guy — she just does not understand yet that the alleged ...

News

Bay council to debate job status of corruption-accused infrastructure boss

Shaidi was one of nine people who allegedly colluded in Integrated Public Transport System tender corruption totalling ...

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