George Floyd killing: Nairobi residents protest police brutality

In tonight’s edition: Kenyans protesting against the police killing an unarmed black man in the US also speak out against the number of Africans who have dies during security forces’ heavy handed enforcement of coronavirus curfews. In DR Congo churches are finding new ways to communicate with worshippers in order to practice their faith. And finally … Read more George Floyd killing: Nairobi residents protest police brutality

South Africa: Residents line up at liquor stores after authorities lift 9-week alcohol ban

The most welcome aspect of this week’s changes in #SouthAfrica is the lifting of the #alcohol ban. The 9-week ban was brought in to ease up pressure on emergency services amidst the #coronavirus crisis, who reported a steep drop in alcohol-related accidents and fighting. People woke up at dawn to queue to restock. Subscribe to … Read more South Africa: Residents line up at liquor stores after authorities lift 9-week alcohol ban

South Africa lifts liquor ban, school openings delayed

In tonight’s edition: Many South Africans lined up outside liquor stores and celebrated with cheers as alcohol sales were allowed again after a two-month ban because of the coronavirus outbreak. For schools, the government postponed the planned opening of the two grades for another week so that under-prepared schools could make preparations like issuing protective clothing to teachers. … Read more South Africa lifts liquor ban, school openings delayed

South Africa eases COVID-19 restrictions

South Africa has eased some restrictions two months after it started one of the strictest lockdowns on the continent. The partial lifting of measures allows more people to return to work and places of worship have reopened. But restarting schools have been postponed by a week after teachers’ unions complained that not enough has been … Read more South Africa eases COVID-19 restrictions

South Africa delays reopening schools as country eases Covid-19 lockdown measures

South Africa prepares to reopen a part of its economy, but divisions arise as to whether it comes too early. The country pushed back the reopening of schools by a week saying that a substantial number of them are not ready to welcome students again, as FRANCE 24’s Cape Town correspondent Emsie Ferreira reports. Subscribe … Read more South Africa delays reopening schools as country eases Covid-19 lockdown measures

Coronavirus: Survival of game reserve in South Africa rests on return of tourists soon

A collapse in tourism due to coronavirus lockdown measures is threatening the existence of the Dinokeng Game Reserve, a conservation project like no other. A one-hour drive from Johannesburg, South Africa, the 20,000 hectare park is home to the so-called ‘big five’: elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and African buffalo. The number of incursions made by … Read more Coronavirus: Survival of game reserve in South Africa rests on return of tourists soon

Coronavirus: Survival of ‘big five’ game reserve rests on return of tourists soon

A collapse in tourism due to coronavirus lockdown measures is threatening the existence of the Dinokeng Game Reserve, a conservation project like no other. A one-hour drive from Johannesburg, South Africa, the 20,000 hectare park is home to the so-called ‘big five’: elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and African buffalo. The number of incursions made by … Read more Coronavirus: Survival of ‘big five’ game reserve rests on return of tourists soon

Are African countries staying ahead of the coronavirus? I Inside Story

When COVID-19 started to spread around the world, aid workers warned of disaster for Africa. Health systems are weak and poorly funded in many places, and crowded cities making social distancing impossible. But African countries appear to be managing. Senegal and Ghana are among countries praised for their approach to tackle the disease. The number … Read more Are African countries staying ahead of the coronavirus? I Inside Story

‘Lockdown Cannot Be Sustained Indefinitely’: South African President Announces Substantial Reopening

South Africa’s government will permit most businesses to reopen from June 1 even as coronavirus infections continue to mount heading into winter. Africa’s most-industrialized economy went into lockdown on March 27, with only grocers, pharmacies and suppliers of essential services allowed to keep operating. While the rules were eased May 1, many businesses have remained … Read more ‘Lockdown Cannot Be Sustained Indefinitely’: South African President Announces Substantial Reopening

Tributes paid to South Africa nurse who died of COVID-19

Nurse Josephine Peter was planning to return to South Africa but recently passed away after contracting COVID-19. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB … Read more Tributes paid to South Africa nurse who died of COVID-19

Coronavirus: South Africa’s alcohol and cigarette lockdown – BBC News

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the world has seen lockdowns in many countries. In South Africa, not only have people been told to stay at home, but exercise outside was banned for some time – and cigarettes and alcohol still can’t be purchased. What is the impact of such a ban and how … Read more Coronavirus: South Africa’s alcohol and cigarette lockdown – BBC News

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa

His Excellency President of South Africa and current Chairperson of the African Union, President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa address during the High Level Welcome to the 73rd World Health Assembly. “Africa affirms its full support for WHO which has been key in guiding the international response to the pandemic. WHO has been instrumental in providing guidance … Read more Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa

The Ndlovu Youth Choir: Helping stop the spread of Covid-19 in Africa

They come from a community in South Africa with limited access to running water, so this talented group of performers, the Ndlovu Youth Choir, made a video on how to safely wash your hands using a bucket as a defence against the coronavirus. This group are used to their songs going viral, like with the … Read more The Ndlovu Youth Choir: Helping stop the spread of Covid-19 in Africa