South Africa: SARS Tightening Illicit Economy Leakages

[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is embarking on strategic initiatives in an effort to curb revenue leakages emanating from illegal and unethical practices in the illicit economy, the revenue collector said.

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Mozambique: Cyclone Idai Is Over – but Its Health Effects Will Be Felt for a Long Time

[The Conversation Africa] People in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have started trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai. Southern Malawi and Mozambique were already reeling when the cyclone hit: these areas were flooded in the days before Idai made landfall.

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Southern Africa: Should Regional Leaders Shoulder Blame for Cyclone Damage?

[Legalbrief] As southern Africa reels from one of its most devastating natural disasters, questions are being asked about whether regional governments have done enough to prepare for the wide-scale destruction caused by Cyclone Idai, considering the history of flooding in the region and the consistent dire predictions of the impacts of changing weather, writes Legalbrief Africa.

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South Africa: Why Anti-Vaccine Beliefs Spread So Fast On the Internet

[The Conversation Africa] There’s been a recent increase globally in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. This can be seen in recent measles outbreaks in parts of the world where it was thought to have been eradicated.

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Congo-Kinshasa: MSF Starts Enrolling Patients in Clinical Trial of Potential Ebola Treatments

[MSF] Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in collaboration with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health, has started enrolling patients in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of four potential Ebola-treatments in Katwa and Butembo in North Kivu.

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