UN receives reports of massacres by Islamic State fighters in Mosul

There are fears that the extremists will commit more atrocities in an attempt to spread fear as they try to hold on to their last major Iraqi bastion.

WHO advises 8 weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas

The World Health Organisation has recommended that people potentially exposed to the Zika virus should practice safe sex.

Yellow fever outbreak kills 21 in Congo, WHO says

Yellow fever continues to spread. The disease, which has caused 200 deaths in Angola, has now killed 21 people in the DRC.

Putin: Blatter deserves Nobel prize

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes Sepp Blatter is not only innocent, but deserves a Nobel prize for his stewardship of Fifa.

Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian plane ‘for asylum’

A co-pilot who hijacked and diverted an Ethiopian Airlines flight in search of asylum, is being questioned by police, say authorities.

Somalia’s UN envoy seeks resources to counter al-Shabab

Nicholas Kay, UN special representative for Somalia, says troops in the East African country require more resources to combat al-Shabab.

Dlamini-Zuma: Leave Zim to figure its elections out itself

Zimbabweans themselves must resolve a row over President Robert Mugabe's decision to call an election on July 31, says the head of the AU commission.

China puts hard target on energy use

China's plan for the next five years will put a hard target on energy use, capping consumption at four billion tonnes of coal equivalent by 2015.

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Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

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PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

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