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Hundreds evacuated amid renewed flooding in South Africa’s coastal province

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JOHANNESBURG, May 22 (Reuters) – Hundreds of people have been evacuated to safety after heavy rains once again hammered South Africa’s coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal, flooding roads and houses and damaging properties, a government official said on Sunday. The province is still restoring damaged infrastructure and making plans to re-home......

In-form Pujara back in India squad for England test

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Cricket – Third Test – South Africa v India – Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa – January 11, 2022 India’s Cheteshwar Pujara in action REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, May 22 (Reuters) – Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara’s red-hot form for......

Hit reality TV shows display African glitz and glamour

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JOHANNESBURG, May 20 (Reuters) – Dripping with champagne, diamonds and catty dialogue, two made-in-Africa reality TV series have transfixed viewers on the continent, showcasing ritzy lifestyles that are a far cry from stereotypical images of African hardship. On Netflix’s “Young, Famous & African”, a group of music and showbiz celebrities......

Mozambique detects first case of polio in 30 years

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CAPE TOWN, May 18 (Reuters) – Mozambique on Wednesday declared a polio outbreak after the virus was detected in a child living in the northeastern Tete region, the first case of the poliovirus in the country in almost three decades, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. The case, which marks......

S.Africa’s Eskom increases length of daily power cut for start of week

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JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (Reuters) – South Africa’s state power utility Eskom said on Sunday that it would increase the hours of daily power cut for Monday and Tuesday because it lost more generation capacity over the weekend. The beleaguered company, which runs 15 ageing coal-fired power stations, resumed more than......

Infantino gets support for third term from southern Africa

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WINDHOEK, May 14 (Reuters) – The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) has thrown its weight behind incumbent Gianni Infantino ahead of FIFA presidential elections next year, an indication that he will enjoy widespread support across Africa. New COSAFA president Artur de Almeida e Silva made the announcement on......

Kohli epic ‘around the corner’, says Bangalore’s Hesson

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Cricket – Third One Day International – South Africa v India – Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, South Africa – January 23, 2022 India’s Virat Kohli in action as he walks between the wickets REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI, May 14 (Reuters) –......

Senators rebuke U.S. trade chief over lack of consultation

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U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Biden’s trade policy agenda on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 31, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – A contingent of six U.S. senators led......

Global scramble for metals thrusts Africa into mining spotlight

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A truck exits the mine after collecting ore from 516 metres below the surface at the Chibuluma copper mine in the Zambian copperbelt region, January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JOHANNESBURG, May 8 (Reuters) – The need to secure new sources......

COVID’s new Omicron sub-lineages can dodge immunity from past infection, study says

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A man receives a booster shot for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a McDonald’s, as the Omicron coronavirus variant spreads through the country, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., December 21, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Vondruska/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JOHANNESBURG, May 1 (Reuters) – Two new sublineages......

Britain says Russian troll factory is spreading disinformation on social media

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A person rings the bell outside a burning plant, following Russian shelling amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, April 30, 2022. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 1 (Reuters) – The British Foreign Office said on Sunday Russia is using a......

South Africa says it may be entering fifth COVID wave

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Country had expected another COVID wave in May or June Resurgence seems to be driven by Omicron sub-variants No sign sub-variants cause much more severe disease No dramatic rise in ICU admissions, deaths so far JOHANNESBURG, April 29 (Reuters) – South Africa may be entering a fifth COVID wave earlier......

Former Bok flanker Wannenburg killed in car accident in US

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April 23 (Reuters) – Former Springbok loose-forward Pedrie Wannenburg has been killed in a car accident in Texas, his former South African franchise the Bulls said on Saturday. Wannenburg, 41, played 20 times for the Boks between 2002 and 2007, and was close to being selected for the World Cup-winning......

Dozens still missing as South Africa floods death toll rises to 443

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ETHEKWINI, South Africa, April 17 (Reuters) – Rescuers searched for dozens of people still missing in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province on Sunday after heavy rains in recent days triggered floods and mudslides that have killed more than 440 people. The floods have left thousands homeless, knocked out power and......

South African flood victims search for bodies of lost loved ones

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Flooding on east coast this week killed around 400 people Survivors search for bodies amid the wreckage Authorities say 13,600 people have lost their homes LINDELANI, South Africa, April 15 (Reuters) – Bonakele Mtshali was away at a funeral when flash floods on South Africa’s east coast swept her iron-roof......

‘Last few tweaks’ being made to COVID IP waiver deal -WTO chief

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GENEVA, April 14 (Reuters) – The head of the World Trade Organization told Reuters on Thursday that negotiations on an intellectual property deal for COVID-19 vaccines were ongoing between the four parties, saying they were seeking to agree on the proposal’s final terms. Since the draft compromise emerged in the......

Solid Scheffler wins Masters as Smith meets end in Amen Corner

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AUGUSTA, Ga., April 10 (Reuters) – World number one Scottie Scheffler held rock steady and cruised to a three-shot victory at the Masters on Sunday while Cameron Smith’s Green Jacket hopes, like so many others, disappeared in a watery grave in Amen Corner. Scheffler started the final round at sunny......

2020 runners-up Smith and Im back in Masters contention

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AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (Reuters) – Cameron Smith and Im Sung-jae found themselves in familiar territory going into the final round of the Masters, hoping this time to script a different ending. Two years ago, Australian Smith and South Korean Im tied for second behind American Dustin Johnson in a......

Biden, South Africa’s Ramaphosa discuss impact of Ukraine crisis on food security -White House

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WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and South African President Ramaphosa in a phone call on Friday discussed the impact of the Ukraine crisis on commodity prices, supply chains and food security in Africa, the White House said in a statement. Register now for FREE unlimited access......

Woods comeback faces Master headwinds

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AUGUSTA, Ga., April 8 (Reuters) – Tiger Woods was trying to steady the ship as winds threatened to blow his Masters comeback off course as he reached the midway point of the second round on Friday five shots back of clubhouse leaders Charl Schwartzel and Im Sung-jae. Back in action......

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