Eye on Africa

South Africa tightens Covid-19 restrictions to level 3

EYE ON AFRICA
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By: Georja Calvin-Smith Follow | Laura DI BIASIO
14 min

In tonight's edition: President Cyril Ramaphosa announces a new ban on alcohol sales and says mask-wearing will be mandatory in public after South Africa became the continent's first to record one million coronavirus cases. Also, Central African Republic's electoral commission says that 800 polling stations didn't open during the country's presidential and legislative elections on Sunday because of rebel attacks. And during World War II, European countries relied heavily on black men who were sometimes enrolled by force from the colonies: we hear from one South African veteran.