Elgar to lead South Africa in Tests

Bavuma will lead South Africa at the 2021 and 2022 ICC men’s T20 World Cups as well as the ICC World Cup in 2023. Elgar will take the reins into the next cycle of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC), said CSA …reports Asian Lite News Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday appointed Dean Elgar

Ghana kicks off mass vax drive

The regional health director assured the public the vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective and urged all to embrace them to defeat the pandemic….reports Asian Lite News The government of Ghana has rolled out a program to commence the mass vaccination of people living in some 43 epicenter-districts in the Greater Accra,

Egypt, Sudan upset over Nile dam filling

They highlighted the importance of reaching a binding legal agreement on filling and operating the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that would meet the interests of the three countries…reports Asian Lite News Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Sudanese counterpart Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi stressed that Ethiopia’s possible second phase filling of the Nile dam

South Africa eases lockdown curbs

Religious, social, political and cultural gatherings will be permitted, subject to limitations on size, adherence to social distancing and other health protocols….reports Asian Lite News As Covid-19 cases decline, the South African cabinet has eased lockdown restrictions from alert level three to one, allowing political and religious gatherings, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced. “In the week

Zimbabwe extends lockdown again

President of  Zimbabwe extended nationwide lockdown into another two weeks in order to control further spread of Covid. He, however, increased business operating hours from seven to nine and a half hours per day, night curfew hours were shortened from 12 hours to nine and a half hours while staff levels in government have been

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes WTO director-general

The decision was made at a special meeting of the WTO’s General Council at which the World Bank veteran was formally selected…reports Asian Lite News Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed by consensus to appoint Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister of Nigeria, as the next director-general, said the WTO in a press

Kenya will resume flights to Rome in June

A good news for all Kenyans. National carrier Kenya Airways said it will resume flights to Rome from its hub in Nairobi in June. Julius Thairu, chief customer and commercial officer of the airline, said in a statement issued on Friday in Nairobi that Kenya Airways will continue to monitor and increase frequency to destinations

DRC confirms new case of Ebola

A new positive case of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in North Kivu, a province in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to Minister of Public Health Eteni Longondo. The infected person is woman, who is the wife of an Ebola survivor in the Butembo health zone, located in North Kivu, Xinhua news agency

Tunisian PM urges political stability to tackle crisis

He said that the objective of this cabinet reshuffle, which includes 11 ministerial posts, “is to have more efficiency in the performance of the government.”…reports Asian Lite News As long as political stability is not guaranteed, Tunisia will not be able to get out of the crisis, Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said on Tuesday.

Israel govt endorses Morocco normalisation deal

The US-brokered deal, first announced in December 2020, is expected to be brought to the Knesset (Parliament) for approval in the next few days…reports Asian Lite News The Israeli government has voted to approve the recently-announced normalisation deal with Morocco, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling it “a historic moment after four peace agreements with