WORLD NEWS HEADLINES 23 FEB 2020 –There
is a concern about the spread of the new coronavirus outside China. In South Korea the number has
doubled since Friday, 229 new cases were confirmed on Saturday, bringing the number of infections
in the country to 433. // More deaths have been reported in Italy and Iran as authorities
try to contain the deadly outbreaks there, and the world health organization has warned
that Africa would struggle to control the virus if an outbreak emerged.// There is a
celebration in Afghanistan as the 7-day ceasefire being observed by the Taliban as part of a
deal with the US to defect, there is cautious optimism, it may mean a longer lasting truce.
// The funeral has been held for one of the Legends of South African music Joseph Shabalala,
the founder, one of Africa’s best known vocal groups Ladysmith Black Mambazo, he died last
week aged 78.