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$500m for Covid test, treat, vaccine

France, Spain, the European Commission and Britain as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged money for equity in the treatment of Covid-19

Johnson defends under-fire virus ‘test and trace’ scheme

The scheme uses an army of 25 000 tracers to contact people who may have been exposed to the virus

Covid-19 has a silver lining

The outbreak and the response to it is showing us that many things are possible, including the provision of water to waterless municipalities

Covid-19 shows what Zimbabwean nationalism means

The country’s elites can no longer jet away to overseas health facilities and must now face the hospital system that could not help Zororo Makamba, a 30-year-old who died of the virus

Richard Calland: Covid-19 can have positive outcomes

Democracy and social welfare may get a boost and blind capitalism may see that it’s unsustainable

Football on the colonial frontier

Still fighting for their right to return home, exiled Chagossians are using football to unite a diaspora

‘There is blood in the tea’

Kenyans who were expelled from their land by British colonisers — to make way for tea plantations — are demanding justice

DA’s ‘street fighter’ to tone it down

In his run for the post of party leader, John Steenhuisen says he will respect any outcome.

Political leadership is in a mess

Ironically enough, a potent drive for reform of the capitalist system will come from the private sector

Cameroon’s anglophone conflict goes back 100 years

On Monday, Cameroon will begin a national dialogue to try and end the separatist conflict but rebel leaders have already refused to take part

Thomas Cook’s big fat Greek wedding ruined after firm collapses

The couple, from the town of Hucknall near Nottingham in central England, said they had spent almost £10 000 on a wedding package with Thomas Cook

What does the ruling on the suspension of British parliament mean?

The court said that the advice the PM had given to the queen, who formally issued the prorogation order, was "unlawful, void and of no effect"

The law aimed at blocking no-deal Brexit

The Brexit law that received royal assent on Monday is at the centre of a constitutional stand-off with enormous implications for Britain

Robert Gabriel Mugabe, 1924-2019: A tragedy in three acts

Robert Mugabe shaped and twisted an entire nation in his own image. Now he can rule forever from the Great Presidential Palace in the Sky.

On the power of language

Educating our children in their mother tongues will help to address underdevelopment in Africa

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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