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SA releases emergency funds for floods relief

SA releases emergency funds for floods relief

ROGAN WARD SOUTH AFRICANS were searching for survivors of floods that killed almost 400 people, according to the latest tally, washing away homes and roads and leaving thousands without shelter, water and power. The floods in Kwazulu-Natal province have knocked out power lines, shut down water services and disrupted operations at one of Africa's busiest ports. The death toll rose to 395 on Friday from an earlier estimate of 341. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana told TV station Newsroom Afrika that an initial 1 billion rand ($68.3 million) for emergency relief was available for immediate use after the province was declared…
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Use of $338-million COVID-19 funds questioned

Use of $338-million COVID-19 funds questioned

CAMEROON government auditors have alleged ministries and state bodies misappropriated and mismanaged funds from a $338 million national coronavirus response plan, according to a purported leaked summary of their report shared widely online. The government and presidential administration did not respond to requests for comment on the report. A justice ministry representative referred queries to the supreme court, which has authority over the auditing body. Supreme court officials did not respond to requests for comment. The International Monetary Fund has given $382 million in emergency funds to Cameroon since the start of the pandemic and said it was important for…
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