Global Statistics

All countries
40,567,637
Confirmed
Updated on October 20, 2020 12:38 am
All countries
29,794,062
Recovered
Updated on October 20, 2020 12:38 am
All countries
1,121,555
Deaths
Updated on October 20, 2020 12:38 am
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Southern Africa

South Africa: Ramaphosa unveils $60 billion plan to boost economy

South Africa’s president rolled out an ambitious programme to create 800,000 jobs and unlock more than $60...

Zimbabwe asks South Africa to extradite top Mugabe ally

Zimbabwe’s National Prosecuting Authority said the former minister Saviour Kasukuwere will receive a fair trial if he...

Ramaphosa urges South Africans to rise against crime and racism

President Cyril Ramaphosa urges all South Africans to rise against crime and racism after a white farmer’s...

Botswana reveals the cause of a mass elephant die-off

Their growing numbers have been lauded by conservationists and Botswana has become a mecca for tourists seeking...

South African panel orders Zuma to testify in graft probe

Former president Jacob Zuma as forced to resign in February 2018 over graft scandals centred around an...

Mozambique marks 28 years of peace deal with violence

The southern African country has sought support from the European Union and other African states to stop...

South Africa reports 1,883 new coronavirus cases

South Africa has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Africa and is the tenth most affected...

Zimbabwe President wants region to use local election observers

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa who won a controversial election two years ago said foreign election observers were...

Teachers in Zimbabwe strike in demand for better pay

Zimbabwe is being buffeted by its worst economic crisis in over a decade and is grappling with...

Botswana to introduce Swahili language in schools

Swahili is a Bantu language widely spoken in the Great Lakes region and other parts of eastern...

Top Stories

South African health minister tests positive for coronavirus

Zweli Mkhize and his wife tested positive for the virus on Sunday and are self- isolating at home and he is the fifth cabinet...

Venezuelan envoy asks ECOWAS court to stop his extradition

Alex Saab, the special envoy to the Venezuelan government, has asked the ECOWAS court of justice, to halt the plan to extradite him from...

Vote counting begins in Guinea’s tense election

Main opposition candidate Diallo suggests President Conde may ‘cheat’ in order to ‘grant himself a presidency for life’. (The African Stand) — Vote counting is...

Thousands in Kenya’s Baringo county displaced due to floods

Schools, hospitals, houses remain submerged in water as lakes on the floor of Great Rift Valley rise  (The African Stand) — Nearly 30 schools in...

Tottenham vs LASK: Europa League Predictions and Betting Tips

Tottenham vs LASK: Europa League Predictions and Betting Tips as Jose Mourinho will be looking back to bounce back from Sunday's draw with West...

Hot Topics

Leeds 0-1 Wolves: Jimenez grabs winner at Elland Road

Leeds United 0-1 Wolves: Raul Jimenez grabs winner with a deflected strike at Elland Road after Romain Saiss had a goal chalked off by...

US lawmakers urge Egypt to free political prisoners

The warning comes two weeks before US elections in which President Donald Trump, who has formed a close alliance with Sisi, is trailing in...

Ivanovic shines as West Brom hold Burnley in a goalless draw

West Brom 0-0 Burnley: Clarets claim the first point of Premier League season in a goalless draw with newly-promoted Baggies. (The African Stand) — West...