Daily Archives: April 2, 2020

Next Few Weeks Critical in Africa’s COVID-19 Fight, Experts Say

JOHANNESBURG – As cases rise and more countries order lockdowns, Africa’s experience with the coronavirus depends on what happens over the next month, said the director of the continent’s Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“And why is that …

Half of Humanity in Virus Confinement

More than 3.9 billion people, or half of the world’s population, are now being called on to remain in their homes to combat COVID-19, according to an AFP tally on Thursday.

The measures — which include compulsory or recommended confinement, …

Ethiopia Opens Up Mobile Money Services to Local Non-Financial Firms

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – Ethiopia’s central bank will allow locally-owned non-financial institutions to start offering mobile money services as it seeks to boost non-cash payments in the country, it said.

The Horn-of-Africa nation is in the midst of massive economic …

DR Congo’s Children Already Threatened by Killer Epidemics, Now Comes Coronavirus

GENEVA – The U.N. children’s fund warns thousands of children in Democratic Republic of Congo are at risk of dying from epidemics other than coronavirus — a situation that will likely worsen as the spread of COVID-19 threatens to divert …

Bellville vehicle investigation detectives arrest five of their own and two clerks for vehicle registration fraud and corruption

CAPE TOWN – In an effort to rid the police service of fraud and corruption, the Bellville vehicle crime investigation unit pounced on five police officials in Bellville South this morning and two administrative personnel in Langa and Paarl. The

Drug bust in Ingogo, suspect in court

DURBAN – A multi-disciplinary operation was conducted on 31 March 2020 at Newcastle. The police officers received information about the suspect transporting drugs from Gauteng to Newcastle.

The police officers were then placed on strategic points and the vehicle was …

Media Invitation: Deputy Minister of Police, National Commissioner of Police and SAPS Management visit COVID-19 Lockdown Operations in the Free State.

FREE STATE – Police Deputy Minister, Cassel Mathele, together with National Commissioner, General Kehla Sitole and SAPS Management will visit a number of COVID-19 Lockdown Joint Operations in the Free State to assess adherence to the Regulations.

Members of the …

Relocation of refugees and asylum seekers from the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town

WESTERN CAPE – On Thursday, 02 April 2020, various SAPS units under the command of Major General Andre Lincoln with the Department of Home Affairs (Dr Y Simmons) and the Department of Public Works executed an operation to remove a

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