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 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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No too late to seek peace in Tigray

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Abiy Ahmed doesn’t like being called a warmonger.  The Ethiopian premier has his Attorney General Gedion Timotios out there telling the international media that his hand has been forced. “Winning the Nobel Peace Prize doesn’t take away his responsibility as the Commander in Chief,” Timotios tells

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Africa will have to wait until later next year for a COVID vaccine

China’s new ambassador to South Africa Chen Xiaodong says his host country and continent will benefit from the Chinese COVID vaccine when it is distributed. Like the rest of the world caught up in the pandemic, Africa waits impatiently for a vaccine. Baffling the experts, Africa has had comparatively low

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Truck attacks: criminals or xenophobes?

Police are deploying additional personnel along the arterial motorway between the commercial capital Johannesburg and the port city of Durban following a string of attacks on heavy trucks spurred by local drivers opposed to foreigners being used to haul freight. A 55-year-old driver died from injuries sustained when his truck

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