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FNB Confirms Measures To Help Customers Impacted By Covid-19

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In recent weeks, the South African Government, business community, philanthropists and society at large have...

Coronavirus Proves Need For Free Healthcare For All– Now

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The multi-layered crisis of the Coronavirus epidemic has been a dramatic shock to everyone. But,...

Rwanda: Zoom Clears the Air Over Security and Safety Issues

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[New Times] Following the recent privacy concerns by the public, Zoom the popular video conferencing platform, will with immediate effect freeze new feature development and shift all engineering resources to security and safety issues, its top leadership has said.

Rwanda: Economic Growth Projected At 5.1% for 2020

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[New Times] The government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have revised Rwanda's economic growth projections for 2020 to 5.1 per cent in light of the effects of the novel coronavirus and its impact on the economy.

Rwanda: Govt to Up Private-Sector Support Fund for COVID-19 Recovery

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[New Times] Members of the Rwandan business community whose operations have been affected or halted as a result of the novel coronavirus will soon access affordable capital from a special fund to be established by government.

Nigeria: Buhari Orders Troops to Flush Out Bandits

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[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Nigerian Army to join the police to flush out bandits from forests around the country, particularly in the areas that witnessed recent attacks.

Kenya: KQ Pilot Who Succumbed to COVID-19 to Be Buried On Saturday

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -A Kenya Airways pilot Rtd. Captain Daudi Kibati who is among four Kenyans who have succumbed to coronavirus will be buried on Saturday at his Kitui home.

Kenya: Only 70 MPs Will Be in Parliament to Debate COVID-19

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -In compliance with the social distancing directive from the Health Ministry, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi will only authorise 70 legislators to attend next week's session to debate the crisis in the country on coronavirus.

Zimbabwe: CBZ, Pvt Sector in $2.74 Billion Winter Wheat Partnership With Govt

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[New Zimbabwe] The Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (CBZ) and private partners will this year fund the winter wheat production under contract farming by government to the tune of $2.74 billion.

Zimbabwe: Survey Shows That Rural Communities Highly Exposed to COVID-19

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[New Zimbabwe] A recent report by a mining watchdog says Zimbabweans living in rural areas remained at high risk of contracting coronavirus as the majority of them were not adhering to recommended behaviour to try and stop the spread of the pandemic.

Zimbabwe: Cleric Guti's University Slammed for Demanding Fees Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) has come under fire for demanding immediate payment of outstanding fees from students as businesses have suspended operations to allow the country to deal with a life-threatening coronavirus crisis.

Kenya: Governor Mutua Urges Kenyatta to Set Up Fund to Support Research On COVID-19

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -Machakos Governor, Alfred Mutua has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to set up a scientific research fund that will focus on finding a cure for coronavirus.

Nigeria: COVID-19 Private Sector Relief Fund Increases to U.S.$49,8 Million

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[This Day] The total contribution to the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) set up by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to raise funds to combat the pandemic is now N19.488 billion as at yesterday, up from the N15.325 billion reported on Wednesday.

Nigeria: Lagos, Edo Record First COVID-19 Deaths, Cases Rise to 210

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[This Day] -FG threatens to extend lockdown

Zimbabwe: Opposition Urges Govt Cushioning of Vulnerable Families During Lockdown

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[New Zimbabwe] The MDC Alliance has urged government to cushion all vulnerable families against starvation during the country's 21-day national lockdown period declared to combat the spread of coronavirus.

South Africa: UK Firm Makes About-Turn and Agrees to Help Country With Ventilators

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[News24Wire] UK-based company Penlon has revised its decision not to assist a group of local businessmen, doctors and engineers who have been working to reverse engineer an old mechanical ventilator it first made nearly 40 years ago.

South Africa: COVID-19 Numbers Continue to Grow As Mkhize Warns About Coming Storm

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[News24Wire] Uncertainty over the true number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa has led to confusion, and concerns have been raised that the real rate of infection could be much higher. Health minister Zweli Mkhize said twice this week that this could be the case, cautioning against optimism over intermittent dips in South Africa's rate of infection.

Namibia: Geingob Asks for Help From Chinese President

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[Namibian] President Hage Geingob has thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for funding for a new Namibian airport construction project and said Namibia would return for more help.

Namibia: Stranded European Tourists Being Flown Home

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[Namibian] The Lufthansa group this week operated six repatriation flights to Windhoek to accommodate more than 1 500 stranded tourists from Germany and Europe who wanted to return home.

Zimbabwe: Nakamba Linked With Surprise Aston Villa Exit

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[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe international midfielder Marvelous Nakamba could be set for a move away from English Premier League side Aston Villa after just one side after reportedly emerging as a potential transfer target for Turkish topflight side Trabzonspor.

Nigeria: Army Officer Tests Positive As Ondo Records First COVID-19 Case

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[Premium Times] Ondo State on Friday recorded its first COVID-19 case after several suspected cases had turned out negative.

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