Cold weather leading to increase in Covid cases

Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Kalumbi Shangula has expressed concern about the spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in intensive care, saying Namibians have stopped being cautious. With cold weather conditions having arrived we contacted Windhoek-based...

Inmates begin receiving vaccines

The Namibian Correctional Service on Monday launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, with Commissioner General, Raphael Hamunyela, who received a Sinopharm vaccine, one of the first to receive an injection. Speaking at the launch, he insisted that offenders are not...

ANC investigates Mbeki NEC recording

The ANC is investigating leaks from its ongoing National Executive Committee meeting. eNCA reports that They include a clip of former president Thabo Mbeki asking the executive to reflect on the state of the governing party, and the allegations about the way it's...

SA rand holds steady at 16-month high against dollar

South Africa’s rand steadied early on Monday, holding at a 16-month high against the dollar hit in the previous session, after subdued U.S. jobs data supported hopes that interest rates would remain low for some time, bolstering risk appetite. Reuters reports that at...

U.S. pump prices head for highest since 2014

U.S. motorists are expected to see a shortage of fuel and an increase in prices after a cyber-attack shut down the country's largest pipeline. FSN reports that four days after the attack it's still not clear when the pipeline, that carries almost half the east coast's...

Zambia prepares for presidential elections

Nineteen people, including incumbent President Edgar Lungu, have so far paid their nomination fees to stand as presidential candidates in Zambia's Aug. 12 general election, the country's electoral body said today. Xinhua News reports that Chief Electoral Officer...

The UK eases lockdown restrictions

As England eases further coronavirus restrictions, social distancing between family and friends is to be left up to “personal choice” from next week, and gatherings of six people from different households will be allowed indoors again, under further lockdown easing...

Ramaphosa sounds alarm over ‘vaccine apartheid’

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is preparing to bolster global vaccine manufacturing for Covid-19 and other major diseases. Newsflash reports that existing facilities need to be re-purposed and new capacity built. In his weekly newsletter, the president...

At least four injured in supermarket stabbing

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern says there is no evidence that a stabbing incident that took place at a supermarket in Dunedin is a domestic terror attack. The BBC reports that four people have been injured, three of whom are now in critical condition, after...