UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA TO RE-OPEN BETWEEN MARCH AND APRIL

Mon 18 January 2021: Higher education is the latest sector to delay its re-opening dates with 16 universities still finalising their academic year. Addressing the media on Monday, Higher Education, Science and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, announced that universities will start the academic year between early-March and mid-April. The re-opening of higher education institutions […]

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MUSEVENI NAMED WINNER OF UGANDAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AS BOBI WINE ALLEGES FRAUD

Sat 16 January 2021: Uganda’s electoral commission has declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the country’s presidential election, extending his 35-year rule as his main rival Bobi Wine alleged fraud and urged citizens to reject the result.  Declaring Museveni’s victory, electoral commission chair head Simon Byabakama announced that the 76-year-old won with 58.64% of […]

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NIGERIA WARNS PUBLIC AGAINST FAKE CORONAVIRUS VACCINES

Fri 15 January 2021: The Nigerian government on Friday warned her citizens against fake coronavirus vaccines as there are reports that some are in circulation. with the country’s National Agency for Food Drug and Administration Control (NAFDAC) urging the public to be aware. It said fake vaccines can cause “Covid-like illnesses or other serious diseases […]

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MUSEVENI MAINTAINS LEAD, VOTE COUNTING CONTINUES IN UGANDA

Fri 15 January 2021: Uganda’s incumbent President Yoweri Museveni is currently leading in the presidential election followed by Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, a popstar-turned-politician, popularly known by his stage name Bobi Wine, the electoral authority said Friday. Polls opened and ended Thursday, paving way for a rather delayed vote counting exercise in Uganda’s hotly contested election […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: INFORMATION REGULATOR ENGAGES FACEBOOK SA OVER PRIVACY POLICY

Thu 14 January 2021: South Africa’s Information Regulator has announced that it met Facebook South Africa on Wednesday to discuss its revised WhatsApp privacy policy. WhatsApp’s revised private policy sparked a global outcry after the popular Facebook-owned messaging app alerted its 2 billion users to accept the new terms if they wanted to continue using […]

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AFRICAN UNION SECURES 270M VACCINE DOSES FOR CONTINENT

Thu 14 January 2021: The African Union said it had secured 270 million doses of anti-Covid vaccine for the continent, in a deal that will benefit countries unable to finance their own immunisation campaigns. Under the deal, the vaccines will be supplied by Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. The doses will complement the vaccines secured via […]

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20, 000 ARRESTED IN S.AFRICA FOR CONTRAVENING LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS

Wed 13 January 2021: Police Minister Bheki Cele has called on South Africans to heed government’s call to adhere to the adjusted COVID-19 lockdown regulations. This comes as 20 000 people have been arrested and/or fined for contravention of the Disaster Management Act since the start of the Adjusted Level 3 Lockdown on 29 December […]

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