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Netflix Celebrates Africa Month With Made In Africa Collection

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—Collection to feature entertainment made in Africa, watched by the world — Netflix today announced...

Zimbabwe: Senior Doctors Urge Govt to Dump COVID-19 Rapid Testing

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[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Senior Hospital Doctors Association (ZSHDA) has urged health authorities to do discard the Rapid Diagnostic Testing (RDT) on suspected COVID-19 patients arguing the process poses higher risks of spreading the deadly virus.

Zimbabwe: Speed Up Maize Distribution - Mohadi

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[The Herald] Maize distribution to vulnerable people, especially in rural areas, must be expedited to ensure no one goes hungry, Vice President Kembo Mohadi has said.

Zimbabwe: Outrage Over U.S. Dollar Priced COVID-19 Test Kits

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[The Herald] While all businesses in the formal sector can now reopen under strict health conditions as Zimbabwe moves into level 2 lockdown, many were unable to do so yesterday with the rapid testing of staff being the biggest single problem as private suppliers were demanding US$25 a test kit, payable only in foreign currency.

Zimbabwe: Registrar-General Faces Audit

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[The Herald] Registrar General Mr Clement Masango is at the centre of a forensic audit commissioned by Government to look into allegations that he could have procured vehicles for the Central Registry's office without following stipulated requirements.

Zimbabwe: Mutoko Intensifies Malaria Control

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[The Herald] Mashonaland East Province has intensified malaria control, with Mutoko District rolling out a targeted respraying programme for hotspots as it aims to reverse the upward trend of deaths and new cases.

Zimbabwe: Central Bank to Monitor Money Supply

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[The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) will maintain tight leash on broad money supply growth, to avoid fuelling already high inflation and exchange rate volatility, after loosening screws on key interest rate benchmarks.

Zimbabwe: U.S. Pledges U.S.$3 Million More to Fight COVID-19

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[New Zimbabwe] The United States (US) has pledged an additional US$3 million to support Zimbabwe's COVID-19 National Preparedness and Response plan bringing the amount donated by the same government to US$6 million.

IFF election: Jacques Anouma eases tensions

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As the race to the Ivorian Football Federation presidency heats up, the association’s former president has stepped up to try and ease tensions In a special message, Jacques Anouma the former head of the federal body FIF drew everyone’s attention to the need for peaceful elections. He reminded people that sport in general and football in particular rests on the noble value of fair play. And In Guinea, the Pro League season comes to an end. A decision that could have an impact on the African campaign of Horoya AC, which is due to play in the semi-final of the CAF Cup of Nations. The team’s coach, Lamine Ndiaye, gave more details.

Zimbabwe: Steep COVID-19 Test Charges Condemned

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[New Zimbabwe] The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has described as unfair the steep prices that some private health facilities are charging individuals for COVID-19 tests.

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa's $18 Billion COVID-19 Package 'Fictitious' - Biti

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[New Zimbabwe] Former Finance Minister, Tendai Biti has described the government's recently announced ZW$18 billion COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Stimulus Package as 'fictitious'.

Zimbabwe: Workers Forced to Walk to Work As Buses Fail to Cope With Increased Demand

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[New Zimbabwe] Scores of commuters in Bulawayo were Monday forced to walk to the city centre due to an acute shortage of public transport with the few ZUPCO buses plying the city's major routes overwhelmed by demand as most employees resumed going to work.

Zimbabwe: Journalists Get U.S.$25 000 Worth COVID-19 Protective Clothing

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[New Zimbabwe] US$25 000 worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) has been availed to local journalists by the Swedish Embassy and other partners as a contribution to assisting the media in covering the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Positive Man Causes Stir in Bulawayo As He Declines Quarantine

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[New Zimbabwe] A Bulawayo man who tested positive for COVID-19 last week caused a stir at his home when he declined to get into an ambulance to be ferried to an isolation centre.

Zabalaza: The Story of a Centenarian’s Struggle for Access to Basic Services

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The following op-ed is a collaborative effort by Ona Xolo, Cameron McConnachie and Cecile van...

Sierra Leone: President Test Negative for COVID-19 After Self Isolation

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[VOA] Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio says he is healthy and determined to fight the COVID-19 pandemic after announcing on twitter he tested negative for the virus following a 15-day self-isolation.

Zimbabwe: Mealie-Meal Shortage Looms As Millers Halt Production

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[New Zimbabwe] The Grain Millers' Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has announced it was stopping, with immediate effect, the production of subsidised roller-meal after the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) increased the price of maize it supplies to millers by nearly 100%.

Africa: COVID-19 Cases in Africa Rise to 44,000 - WHO

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[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) says the number of reported COVID-19 cases in the WHO African Region has increased to over 44,000.

Zimbabwe: Chinese Help in COVID-19 Fight Raises Suspicions

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[RFI] China is publicly handing out money and equipment to help fight the spread of coronavirus in Zimbabwe. But Beijing's generosity has made some very wary.

Nigeria: 4,000 Nigerians Abroad Willing to Return Home - Minister

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[Premium Times] The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says about 4,000 Nigerians abroad are willing to come home as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

South Africa: SA Man Stranded in Cameroon Reunited With Son Battling Cancer

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[News24Wire] A South African citizen, who was stranded in Cameroon during the lockdown, has finally been reunited with his son battling cancer in Cape Town.

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