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SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 named Omicron, designated “Variant of Concern”: WHO

Omicron (B.1.1.529): SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) classified on Friday the latest variant B.1.1.529 of SARS-CoV-2, which was first reported from South Africa, as a “Variant of Concern” (VOC), and asked countries to enhance surveillance and sequencing efforts. South Africa has seen …

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FW de Klerk dies at 85

The last president of apartheid South Africa was driven to end it by pragmatism, not idealism | CHRISTI VAN DER WESTHUIZEN | Few recent historical figures in South Africa provoke more divergent views than Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk. He was president of the country from 1989 to 1994. Some …

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No state funeral for former South African president FW de Klerk

Cape Town, South Africa | Xinhua | FW de Klerk Foundation, established by South Africa’s last apartheid president Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk, on Sunday announced that the late president’s cremation and funeral will take place on Nov. 21 in a private manner for family members. The ceremony will not be …

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COSAFA: Zambia knocks out Uganda

Port Elizabeth, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Crested Cranes are out of the COSAFA Women’s Championship in the Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Coach George William Lutalo’s team exited after falling 1-0 to the  Copper Queens of Zambia in a Group C match played this afternoon at the Nelson …

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Uganda faces South Africa in male netball Final

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s men netball team, the Rock will this afternoon battle hosts South Africa in the final of International Male Netball Championship at Heartfelt Arena in Pretoria, South Africa. The Uganda Rock reached the final after winning their last two group games against neighbors Kenya …

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Jacob Zuma admitted to hospital

Johannesburg, South Africa | Xinhua | Former South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday was admitted to an outside hospital for medical observation. “A routine observation prompted that Mr. Zuma be taken for in-hospitalization,” said Department of Correctional Services spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo, adding the former president’s healthcare needs in the …

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