Africa Midday

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±57 min episodes every 2 days  | 
*South Africa's crime crisis likened  to a low-intensity civil war
*The government in Sudan and two rebel movements sign a peace declaration ahead of planned peace talks
*And Tunisia gears up for its highly  anticipated presidential election on Sunday
*In business news: The World Bank approves a 450-million-US-dollar loan to Tanzania
*And in sports news: Caster Semenya and Sunette Viljoen to receive  gold and silver medals  eight years late

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25
MAR

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** Malawians, including those of Asian descent team up to deal with increasing levels of racial segregation in both private and public spheres..

*** South Africa mourns the passing of one of the country's most respected traditional healers...

In Economics: Mining companies in South Africa bracing for the negative impact of the looming nationwide lockdown, aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus...

And in Sport: Japan puts brakes on a torch relay as Olympics are postponed...
24
MAR

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** South Africa braces for a nationwide lockdown following the latest measures taken to battle the spread of the corona virus...

*** As countries mark World TB Day, medical experts in South Africa send a strong message that the lung disease is not a death sentence...

In Economics: US President Donald Trump says he expects the country to reopen for business in weeks, rather than months - amid the coronavirus outbreak...

And in Sport: Sources within IOC reveal that Tokyo 2020 postponement decision is due "within days"...
23
MAR

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** Cameroon military says it has killed 24 separatists who vowed to disrupt yesterday's election rerun ordered by the countrys constitutional council...

*** Countries continue to ramp uo their efforts to battle to the corona virus pandemic...

In Economics: Poultry farmers in Kenya have called on government to impose taxes on products from Uganda...

And in Sport: Pressure mounts for Olympics to be postponed...
20
MAR

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR..

*** South Africans urged to heed messages from authorities as the country records another jump in corona virus cases...

*** After battling the worst Ebola outbreak in history, Liberia leaves nothing to chance in handling its first two coronavirus cases...

In Economics: The International Air Transport Association says Middle East and African airlines are in crisis with hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk from the coronavirus outbreak...

And in Sport: Tokyo Olympic organisers are facing increased scrutiny over their unwillingness to either postpone or cancel the summer Games...
19
MAR

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR..

*** Uganda's top general undergoes interrogation for the fourth time in less than two weeks for allegedly plotting to topple President Yoweri Museveni...

*** South Africa's Transport Minister issues a ban on leisure vessels entering the country's eight seaports...

In Economics: The European Central Bank says it will go to any length to help Eurozone economies which have been severely hit by the coronavirus...

And in Sport: South Africa Football Association President reiterates their stance that no football will take place in the country at least until the 4th of April...
18
MAR

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** Malawi's President rejects 4 electoral reforms bills including the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections amendment bill which sets 19 May as date for fresh elections...

*** South Africa's total confirmed coronavirus infections jumped to triple digits...

In Economics: Economist Professor Dilip Garach believes the South African currency will weaken and inflation will rise as the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread...

And in Sport: South Africa's cricket team to go into self-isolation for 14 days after returning from India...
17
MAR

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR..

*** Malawi's President Peter Mutharika dissolves his cabinet 150 days before the country is due to hold a fresh election...

*** Early Childhood Development practitioners in South Africa frustrated by the order to close in compliance with the President's measures to stem the outbreak of COVID-19...

In Economics: Global stocks markets see record levels of volatility with the five biggest one-day points falls happening in less than a month...

And in Sport: South African Football Association president meets with the Minister of Sports to map the way forward regarding corona virus...
16
MAR

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** Washington warns that targeted sanctions imposed on top Zimbabwean politicians are not enough to compel a change with regards human rights abuses...

*** Various countries around the world ramp up their stretegies to respond to the rapid spread of the corona virus...

In Economics: Economist Dr Azar Jammine, says it is difficult to assess the actual impact of the outbreak of the corona virus on South African business...

And in Sport: South Africa's Premier Soccer League holds an urgent Executive Committee meeting in response to State President's announcement...
12
MAR

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** Reporters and victims of the separatist violence in Cameroon ask for assistance to be able to practice their profession...

*** Security Experts from the United States Bureau of Investigation arrive in Sudan's capital Khartoum to investigate the recent assassination attempt on the country's Prime Minister...

In Economics: The National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers of South Africa has criticised a decision by government for people to self-quarantine...

And in Sport: The toss ahead of the first one-day international between the cricket teams of India and South Africa delayed because of a wet outfield...
11
MAR

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR...

*** Reporters and victims of the separatist violence in Cameroon ask for assistance to be able to practice their profession...

*** Security Experts from the United States Bureau of Investigation arrive in Sudan's capital Khartoum to investigate the recent assassination attempt on the country's Prime Minister...

In Economics: The National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers of South Africa has criticised a decision by government for people to self-quarantine...

And in Sport: The toss ahead of the first one-day international between the cricket teams of India and South Africa delayed because of a wet outfield...
10
MAR

Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY THIS HOUR..

*** South African Police warn home owners to be wary of new tactics used by criminals to rob houses...

*** A year after the deadly cyclone Idai struck in Zimbabwe and some parts of Mozambique, victims says they have been forgotten...

In Economics: South African Mobile telecoms giant agrees to a data price reduction of over 30 percent across all channels from the first of April 2020...

And in Sport: South African cricket team contemplates avoiding handshakes during India tour...

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