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Namibia’s Fisheries Minister Albert Kawana has announced that the country will auction off its fishing quotas on an open market to raise funds to fight Covid-19. The government intends to auction off quotas for three fish species – horse markerel, hake and monk. The minister cited the need for medicine and medical equipment as the […]

A court in northern Burundi has sentenced two men and a woman to 30 years in prison for attempting to assassinate new President Evariste Ndayishimiye after they threw stones at his convoy. The prosecutor requested the court in Kayanza province to jail the three to seven years for causing insecurity for the president, but the […]

Africa’s biggest supermarket chain, South African-owned Shoprite, says it is considering pulling out of Nigeria. It said it was looking at selling all “or a majority stake” of its operations in Africa’s most-populous country. Shoprite is the latest South African retailer to look at leaving Nigeria – clothing firm Mr Price announced its exit in […]

Restaurant owners and workers in South Africa’s tourist areas including Cape Town are holding peaceful protests against the government’s reimposed curfew and a ban on sale of alcoholic drinks. Pictures and videos shared online from Stellenbosch town in the Western Cape province show them holding banners warning of job losses if the government does not […]

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