Jean-Jacques Cornish

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"The low down on African affairs"

Journalist, Editor and authoritative commentator on African Affairs. Radio talk-show host and prominent guest speaker.

Recent African News

South African Covid variant can evade antibodies to reinfect, tests show

The South African variant of the coronavirus has caused an “amazing and terrifying” infection spike in the country already hardest hit by the virus in Africa, according to  The United States this week joined countries in slamming their doors on travellers from South Africa, which has itself closed its land borders

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Trump: the media is partly to blame

Of course Donald Trump had to be impeached. There had to be consequences for inciting the deadly attack on the Capitol that left five people, including a police officer, dead. Sweeping up the mob is far more serious that the abuse of power that got Trump impeached last year. He

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Delay in COVID vaccine’s arrival infuriates South Africans

Battling an unprecedented new wave of COVID 19 infections, South Africans have returned to a lockdown regime last seen five months ago.It includes a ban on alcohol sales, an extension of a curfew from 9pm until 6am, the closure of all beaches, lakes, dams and rivers and new restrictions on

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South Africa has more than a million COVID infections

The belief that South Africa avoided the worst of the COVID 19 pandemic by swiftly implementing one of the strictest lockdowns on the planet last March is evaporating. The fear is looming that President Cyril Ramaphosa will be forced to implement a second economically crippling set of measures to contain

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South Africa discovers a variation COVID virus

South African clinicians have discovered a variant of the COVID 19 virus that appears to be more contagious than the original pathogen and affects younger victims more seriously. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the mutation, called SARS-COVID-501v2 is similar to the variation discovered in Britain that has been officially described

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