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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH
Pakistan Deaths
15,329
10024hr
Pakistan Cases
715,968
513924hr
Sindh
268,284
Punjab
245,923
Balochistan
20,178
Islamabad
64,902
KPK
97,318

Africa

Cambodia sees daily record COVID-19 cases
Africa

Cambodia sees daily record COVID-19 cases

  • COVID-19 continues to threaten us. Please continue to be vigilant by practicing hygiene, keep social distancing, do not leave your house unnecessarily.
  • Prime Minister Hun Sen last week said health workers should prepare to treat people with mild cases at home as the country's health system may not have sufficient capacity to handle more patients.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 05:36pm
Egypt's Sisi warns of potential for conflict over Ethiopian dam
Africa

Egypt's Sisi warns of potential for conflict over Ethiopian dam

  • Delegations from the three governments met earlier this week in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo but failed to bridge their differences.
  • Sisi, speaking at the opening of a new government complex, said Sudan and Egypt were coordinating on the issue and that "cooperation and agreement are much better than anything else".
Published 07 Apr, 2021 08:07pm
Senegal to open consulate in Morocco-controlled Western Sahara
Africa

Senegal to open consulate in Morocco-controlled Western Sahara

  • The Algeria-backed Polisario Front seeks independence for Western Sahara, a vast desert region held by Morocco since Spain withdrew in 1975.
  • Morocco has long sought international recognition of its claim to the region it calls its "southern provinces". The Polisario movement and Algeria have denounced the opening of consulates in the territory.
Published 03 Apr, 2021 06:29pm
Kenya stops private import of COVID-19 vaccines
Africa

Kenya stops private import of COVID-19 vaccines

  • At least one private firm has also brought in shots of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, according to Kenyan news media, who say the shots are being sold for about 16,000 shillings (around $150) for a double dose.
  • "There will be no licensing of private players in the importation of vaccines and any such license given will be and is hereby cancelled," Kagwe said.
Published 02 Apr, 2021 09:50pm
South Africa collects $85 billion in taxes in 2020/21
Financial

South Africa collects $85 billion in taxes in 2020/21

  • The initial 2020/21 target of 1.425 trillion rand was set by the National Treasury before the coronavirus pandemic struck in March last year.
  • Treasury revised the estimate down to 1.112 trillion rand in October, but then upped it to 1.212 trillion in the February 2021 budget.
Published 01 Apr, 2021 07:19pm
Africa

15 die in Guinea boat sinking

CONAKRY: At least 15 people have died in the West African state of Guinea after an overcrowded dugout canoe sank off...
Published 31 Mar, 2021 05:42am
Egypt's Sisi says response will be felt if water supply affected by dam
Africa

Egypt's Sisi says response will be felt if water supply affected by dam

  • Egypt, along with its southern neighbour Sudan, is seeking a legally binding agreement over the operations of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which Addis Ababa says is crucial to its economic development.
  • "I'm not threatening anyone here, our dialogue is always reasonable and rational," Sisi said in a response to a question about any risk to Egypt.
Published 30 Mar, 2021 08:54pm
Suez Canal races to clear backlog as shipping convoys resume
Africa

Suez Canal races to clear backlog as shipping convoys resume

  • The blockage threw global supply chains into disarray, threatening costly delays for firms already wrestling with COVID-19 restrictions, and nearly doubled rates for oil product tankers.
  • The Ever Given's grounding across a southern section of the canal forced a halt to all traffic, leading to a build-up of 422 ships at either end of the canal and along its course.
Published 30 Mar, 2021 06:29pm
South African health insurer Discovery in touch with vaccine makers
Africa

South African health insurer Discovery in touch with vaccine makers

  • While we (Discovery) might be in contact with vaccine manufacturers, the acquisition of the vaccine and the policy for who receives it and in what sequence remains the exclusive responsibility of government, until such time as government informs otherwise.
  • South Africa's vaccine rollout faced a blow in early February when it decided to halt the rollout of AstraZeneca's shots on concerns about its effectiveness against the 501Y.V2 variant.
Published 29 Mar, 2021 08:17pm