South African papers criticise ‘ignorant,’ ‘knee-jerk’ travel bans
29 November 2021 | 1:53 pm
South African papers vent their frustation over travel bans imposed after the country detected a new coronavirus variant. For l'Humanité, the Omicron variant is proof that "vaccine access for all is a global emergency". Other French papers examine the crisis in Guadeloupe and Martinique, puzzled by a proposal to give the territories more autonomy. Plus, a snow storm strands 61 people in a UK pub - a reminder that some lockdowns can be fun!
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South African police Sergeant Busisiwe Mjwara was searching the Msunduzi River for three people who were swept away in heavy flooding when she and her dog drowned. Their deaths highlight the risks to emergency services personnel when they are called upon to save victims of extreme weather events, which are becoming more frequent as the climate warms.
29 Apr 2022
Coal producers in South Africa try to recover some of the market share lost by Russia following Europe's sanctions. Some of them last traded with the continent more than a decade ago. Also, the Central African Republic makes Bitcoin its official currency alongside the CFA franc, but the move is raising eyebrows in a country with little internet access. And we take you to the Paris Saint-Germain football academy in Rwanda, six months after it opened.
29 Jun 2022
South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 young people found inside a popular tavern in the coastal town of East London, provincial health officials and the presidency said on Sunday.
8 Jul 2022
South Africa's president calls for a crackdown on the illegal sale of alcohol to underage drinkers, as a thousand mourners turn out for the funeral of the 21 teenagers who died mysteriously in a night club. Also in the programme: protests calling for the restoration of civilian rule continue in Sudan. And finally, an international collective of dancers have been pushing back against the concept of afro dance.
20 Aug 2022
South Africans have unleashed deadly waves of xenophobia on migrants from elsewhere in Africa since 2008. Fear is in the air once more as mobs prowl some places searching for undocumented migrants.
25 Sep 2022
West African political bloc ECOWAS slaps sanctions on the military junta ruling Guinea. Failure to provide a plan for a return to civilian rule has resulted in the junta's assets being frozen, with the threat of more severe sanctions also laid on the table.
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Like most new mothers, Serena's life was upended when she had a baby, and balancing her education with mothering led to trauma and stress. But unlike most, she was only 15 years old.
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From "Giselle" to "Swan Lake" and "The Rite of Spring", South Africa's Dada Masilo deconstructs classic ballets to tell a new story, far from the stereotypical damsel in distress but that of modern-day people who suffer modern-day issues such as homophobia, gender inequality and racism.
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Former South African shepherd preparing to compete in the Cape2Rio sailing race. In today's edition, witnesses say that they have seen Eritrean soldiers leaving several towns in northern Ethiopia where they fought alongside Ethiopian forces during the civil war against Tigray rebels.
Witnesses say they have seen Eritrean soldiers leaving several towns in northern Ethiopia where they fought alongside Ethiopian forces during the civil war against Tigray rebels. Also, tensions mount once again between neighbours as the DRC dismantles an alleged network of Rwandan spies in Kinshasa. And as the world mourns the passing of iconic Brazilian footballer Pelé, we take a look at his impact in Africa.
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