Biden credits South African scientific community for quickly notifying the world about Omicron

President Joe Biden opened his remarks on Monday about Omicron by crediting the “scientific community in South Africa” for its “transparency” in sharing information about the new variant with the rest of the world. “To their credit, the scientific community…

Nigeria, South Africa sign deal to fund original African stories

Two film companies from Nigeria and South Africa have signed a $50 million deal at the Intra Africa Trade Fair (IATF) in SA, to produce African feature films on the continent for the big screens and VOD platforms including Netflix.…

Former South African President FW de Klerk dies at 85

FW de Klerk, the former president of South Africa and the last white man to lead the country, has died at the age of 85. Mr de Klerk, who was also a key figure in the nation’s transition to democracy,…

Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa responsible for 30,000 malware attacks in six months

Out of the more than 206 000 mobile malware attacks blocked by Kaspersky solutions for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region in just six months measured between January to June 2021, over 30 000 of these attacks combined…

*Epe residents in Lagos State send SOS to government over kidnappings (Guardian)*Council, LAWMA drag firm, residents to court over refuse bill (Guardian)

Epe residents in Lagos State send SOS to government over kidnappings (Guardian) Residents of Eredo, Ejirin and Epe communities on Sunday charged the Lagos State Government for protection against kidnappers. The residents, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria…

South Africa’s Zuma gets 15-month jail term for contempt of court

South Africa’s top court on Tuesday handed former president Jacob Zuma a 15-month jail term for contempt of court following his refusal to appear before graft investigators. “The Constitutional Court can do nothing but conclude that Mr Zuma is guilty…

Moroccan referee for Squirrels versus Eagles match

Redoune Jiyed, the Moroccan who handled the Nigeria versus South Africa quarter-finals clash at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has been assigned the same roll in the Benin-Nigeria qualifying duel for Cameroon 2021. Two of his compatriots, Lahsen Azgaou…

NCDC confirms 676 new COVID-19 cases, total now 131,918

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 676 new infections of COVID-19 Monday. In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 131,918 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus…

Africa’s top cycling team finds sponsor

The South Africa registered team competes in all of the top cycling races around the world. Africa’s only top-flight professional cycling team has found a new headline sponsor to enable it to continue to race at the top level. Japanese…

Ramaphosa in self-quarantine after COVID-19 scare

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has entered self-quarantine after coming into contact with a person with COVID-19, his office said on Wednesday. Ramaphosa “has begun a period of self-quarantine following the positive COVID-19 diagnosis of a guest at a…

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