Gambians vote in first presidential election since Jammeh era | Politics News

Gambians vote in first presidential election since Jammeh era | Politics News

Gambians are heading to the polls to select their next president, in a highly anticipated vote seen as a test of the country’s democratic transition. President Adama Barrow faces a record five other candidates as he seeks re-election in what is expected to be a close race. Political veteran Ousainou Darboe is seen as the … Read more

Omicron was in Netherlands before South Africa raised alarm about new coronavirus variant

Omicron was in Netherlands before South Africa raised alarm about new coronavirus variant

Hong Kong, Sweden, Israel, Britain, Italy, Canada, Belgium and the Netherlands all traced their first cases to samples collected before South Africa warned the world late Thursday of a potentially more contagious variant, with mutations of the sort that might evade vaccines. Source link

Concerns over COVID variant trigger more travel curbs on southern Africa

Concerns over COVID variant trigger more travel curbs on southern Africa

Many states announce travel curbs, bans on southern AfricaDutch authorities test air passengers for Omicron variantGermany, Czech Republic have suspected Omicron casesNov 27 (Reuters) – Australia and several other countries joined nations imposing restrictions on travel from southern Africa on Saturday after the discovery of the new Omicron coronavirus variant sparked global concern and triggered … Read more

Biden restricts travel from South Africa and seven other countries starting Monday

President Joe Biden says guilty verdicts in murder of Arbery 'reflect our justice system doing its job'

Acting on advice from the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Biden administration will restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi.The decision to restrict travel comes as the federal government is still attempting to learn more about … Read more

Coronavirus variant fear sparks Africa travel curbs – BBC News

Coronavirus variant fear sparks Africa travel curbs - BBC News

Coronavirus variant fear sparks Africa travel curbs BBC NewsNew Coronavirus Variant a ‘Serious Concern’ in South Africa BloombergScientists track coronavirus variant with ‘worrying’ number of mutations Business InsiderWHO calls special meeting to discuss new Covid variant found in South Africa with ‘a large number of mutations’ CNBCBritain to Ban Flights From Six African Nations as … Read more

Blinken Arrives in Kenya to Begin Africa Visit: Live Updates

Blinken Arrives in Kenya to Begin Africa Visit: Live Updates

ImageSecretary of State Antony J. Blinken meeting on Wednesday in Nairobi with Kenya’s cabinet secretary for foreign affairs, Raychelle Omamo.Credit…Pool photo by Andrew HarnikSecretary of State Antony J. Blinken called on Wednesday for a halt to the violence in Ethiopia, where a civil war threatens to engulf the Horn of Africa nation and destabilize a … Read more

FW de Klerk, former South African President and Nobel laureate, dies at 85

FW de Klerk, former South African President and Nobel laureate, dies at 85

The last leader of apartheid South Africa shared the peace prize in 1993 with Nelson Mandela, who was released from prison by de Klerk, and would go on to succeed him as president.De Klerk died at his home in Fresnaye from mesothelioma cancer, the foundation said Thursday. Source link

‘You make money by finding men’: DR Congo’s gold rush sex trade | Women’s Rights

‘You make money by finding men’: DR Congo’s gold rush sex trade | Women's Rights

Listen to this story: Luhihi, Democratic Republic of the Congo – Deborah* walks down a mud alley between houses cobbled together with plywood and sheets of tarpaulin. On the corner, fuzzy beats emanate from a tin-roofed nightclub. It is only 2pm but drunk men are already hovering at the door, necking beers and milky glasses … Read more

Sierra Leone fuel tanker explosion: At least 91 killed

Sierra Leone fuel tanker explosion: At least 91 killed

Mohamed Lamrane Bah, director of communications for Sierra Leone’s National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), told CNN that several people were also in critical condition following the explosion.Authorities have transferred injured people to hospitals and collected the bodies, and the rescue effort at the scene has ended, Bah added.Freetown Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr said in a statement … Read more