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πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ South Africa confirms two imported cholera cases

β–ͺ️ The South African health department said that two cases of cholera which had been detected in the country had been imported from Malawi, and brought to the Republic by sisters, who were returning from their trip abroad.

πŸ—£ β€œA close contact of one of the patients was admitted to hospital on 4 February with diarrhea and dehydration, and is considered a possible case. Laboratory test results are pending and a follow-up of close contacts is ongoing,” the health department said, calling for vigilance.

β–ͺ️ The department added that cholera is not endemic to South Africa, emphasizing that the country's last instance was in 2008/9 when 12,000 cases were registered, caused by an outbreak in neighboring Zimbabwe.

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❗️ πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡Ύ πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡· Kremlin on sending Russian emergency teams to Syria, Turkey: Readiness at highest political level indicated, waiting for signals from our friends Subscribe to @sputnik_africa
❗️ Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with Syrian President Bashar Assad, during which the leaders agreed that Russian rescue teams will soon fly to Syria to provide assistance in eliminating the consequences of the devastating earthquake.

The current death toll from the earthquake stands at 430 in Syria, while as many as 1,121 people have died in Turkey.

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All You Need to Know About Facebook* Moderator Abuse Case as Court Rules Meta* Can Be Sued in Kenya

A Kenyan labor court ruled on Monday that Meta* Platforms Inc., the parent company of Facebook*, could be sued in the country on charges related to forced labor, human trafficking, and freedom of association, which are outlawed under Kenyan labor law and the constitution.

As the case is considered the first-ever of its kind to legally challenge Big Tech outsourcing activity across the globe, Sputnik takes a closer look at what is behind the accusations and what awaits both the alleged victim and Meta*, the social media giant, and its contractor Samasource Impact Sourcing Inc., which provides graphic content moderation for Facebook* in Africa in 11 of the continent's languages.

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*Meta (Facebook and Instagram) is banned in Russia over extremist activities.
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πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ Giraffes storm international golf tournament held in Kenya

πŸ¦’ On Sunday, giraffes came close to the fairway, where the final match of the 2023 Magical Kenya Ladies Open was taking place, and enjoyed watching the game, which was held in an animal sanctuary in the coastal district of Kikambala, Kenya.

Despite the animals’ presence in the playground, professional golf players continued competing in the match, where India’s Aditi Ashok won her fourth title of the tournament.

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πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡Ύ The Russian military in Syria is assisting in rescue and assistance efforts following Monday's deadly earthquakes:

β–ͺ️Six humanitarian aid distribution points have been established in the cities of Aleppo, Hama, Latakia, and the settlements of Jeble, Stamou, and Bustan El Basha.

β–ͺ️10 teams are removing rubble and providing medical assistance to the victims.

β–ͺ️More than 300 soldiers and 60 units of military and special equipment are involved in the rescue work.

β–ͺ️A mobile group of Russian military medics is on duty at the Khmeimim airbase.

β–ͺ️Four blood donation centers have been set up.

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πŸ‡²πŸ‡± πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has arrived in Mali

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The earthquake in Turkey left 65 dead and another 665 injured in Diyarbakir, Sputnik's correspondent reports, citing healthcare officials.

Residents of the Kurdish-majority said there was a shortage of food, water or blankets. Search and rescue operations still continue in the destroyed buildings.

A tent camp has been set up in Koşuyolu Park in the Baglar district. Because of bad weather and the cold, local citizens lit bonfires to keep warm. Some tents were housing as many as four families, but those who did not get tents had to spend the night outside, warming themselves by the fire

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πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί ✈️ Three of Russia's EMERCOM aircraft have arrived to Turkey.

According to the ministry's statement, they did everything they could to help individuals injured or trapped in debris following the earthquake by bringing over 100 rescue specialists, physicians, and equipment as well as hardware and an air-mobile hospital.

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πŸ‡²πŸ‡± πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has arrived in Mali Subscribe to @sputnik_africa
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πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί πŸ‡²πŸ‡± Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday will hold talks with Malian Transitional President Assimi Goita and Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop

The two sides are expected to discuss the expansion of military-technical and economic cooperation.

This is Lavrov's first trip to Mali, but his Malian counterpart visited Moscow for talks in 2021 and 2022.

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πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί πŸ‡²πŸ‡± Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday will hold talks with Malian Transitional President Assimi Goita and Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop The two sides are expected to discuss the expansion of military-technical and economic cooperation.…
πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί πŸ‡²πŸ‡± Fight against terrorism & Russian wheat and fertilizer supplies to Mali on the agenda of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit

Lavrov will discuss regional and international issues, including the situation around Ukraine, fight against terrorism and practical aspects of the upcoming supplies of Russian wheat, fertilizers and oil products to Mali, the Russia's foreign ministry stated on Tuesday.

"A thorough exchange of views is planned on international and African issues with an emphasis on the events around Ukraine, the settlement of crisis situations and the fight against terrorism in the Sahara-Sahel [region] and West Africa," the ministry said in a statement.

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πŸ‡©πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡Ύ Algeria has sent two groups of rescuers and equipment to Syria following the devastating earthquake that struck the country

According to official data, at least 1,444 people were killed in Syria by the disaster and about 3,500 were injured

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❗️ 3,419 people dead and 20,534 injured in Turkey following earthquakes, according to the country's Vice President Fuat Oktay

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πŸ“Ή The Russian military in Syria continues to clear the debris caused by the earthquake

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