South Africa Detects New Covid Variant With Many Mutations

HEALTH: Johannesburg. Scientists in South Africa said Thursday they had detected a new Covid-19 variant with a large number of mutations, blaming it for a surge in infection numbers. The number of daily infections in Africa’s hardest-hit country has increased tenfold since the start of the month. In response, Britain banned all travel from the country […]

Tanzania Back Again Avocado Market In South Africa

ECONOMY: South Africa has granted market access to avocado produced in Tanzania, ending 10 years of a standoff over the matter. Tanzanian growers produce their avocado during the South African off-season – when prices in the local market are extremely high. During this period the local trade normally imports fruit to supplement the local supply […]