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South Africa lifts curfew as Omicron wave subsides

Infections dropped by almost 30% last week compared to the preceding seven days while hospital admissions also declined in eight provinces

31 Dec 2021 11:52 AM

South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Tutu dies aged 90

In his final years, he regretted that his dream of a 'Rainbow Nation' had yet to come true

26 Dec 2021 1:58 PM

South Africa hospitalization rate falls 91% in Omicron wave

Only 1.7% of identified Covid-19 infections in the second week of the fourth wave of infections were admitted to the hospital

17 Dec 2021 2:01 PM

Trial of new oral drug against COVID-19 begins in South Africa

South Africa has been struggling with its plans to achieve the herd immunity through vaccinations

16 Dec 2021 4:34 PM

'It was scary': How South African scientists spotted the Omicron COVID variant

The samples, tested in the Lancet laboratory, all bore a large number of mutations, especially on the spike protein

01 Dec 2021 11:28 AM

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Toddlers make up 10% of hospital cases in Omicron epicenter in S.Africa

More kids are being admitted than during the early stages of the country entering the current fourth wave of infections

30 Nov 2021 3:42 PM

WHO to meet on Friday to assess new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa

The latest variant is the most heavily mutated version discovered so far

26 Nov 2021 12:51 PM

Sudanese take to the streets as international community condemns coup

On Monday soldiers detained Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, ministers in his government and civilian members of the ruling council

26 Oct 2021 11:02 AM

Sudan PM, officials detained, internet down in apparent coup

Footage shared online appeared to show protesters blocking streets and setting fire to tires, security forces used tear gas to disperse them

25 Oct 2021 3:57 PM

Gurnah Nobel prize a 'victory for Tanzania and Africa': govt

Born in 1948, Gurnah has published 10 novels and a number of short stories focusing post-colonialism and the plight of refugees

08 Oct 2021 1:02 AM

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Remembering Tagore, Nazrul Islam in East African nations

Bongo Shongho is celebrating the works of Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam by organizing an extravaganza on the annual Bijoya Sammelani

05 Jul 2021 10:50 AM

Delta Covid variant likely driving huge infection surge in South African province

The NICD on Friday said nationally there had been 18,762 new COVID-19 infections and 215 COVID-19 related deaths overnight

27 Jun 2021 9:08 AM

World's largest iceberg breaks off Antarctica: European Space Agency

The iceberg is around 170 kms long and 25 kms wide, with an area of 4,320 square kms, slightly larger than the Spanish island of Majorca

20 May 2021 2:33 PM

Sudan bans travellers from India, imposes other COVID-19 restrictions

Sudan's health emergency committee also warned that cases country could top 100,000-mark by mid-June if restrictions were not imposed

19 May 2021 12:37 PM

Ever Given starts to move in Suez Canal: maritime traffic tracking sites

Each day of the blockade could be costing global trade some $6-10 billion, according to a study published Friday by German insurer Allianz

29 Mar 2021 12:23 PM

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2 tugboats speed to Egypt’s Suez Canal as shippers avoid it

The tugboats will nudge the 400-meter-long Ever Given as dredgers continue to vacuum up sand from underneath the vessel

28 Mar 2021 1:55 PM

Over 200 vessels blocked as 'maritime traffic jam' grows outside blocked Suez Canal

An initial investigation showed the vessel ran aground due to strong winds and ruled out mechanical or engine failure as a cause

26 Mar 2021 11:22 PM

South Africa to store COVID-19 vaccines from India at secret place for fear of theft

South African government had secured 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from India

11 Jan 2021 1:20 AM

UK quarantines travelers from South Africa as one more Covid variant detected

Hancock said the new variant has ‘mutated further’ than the one that recently prompted the British government to tighten restrictions

23 Dec 2020 10:26 PM

African continent hits 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases

African health officials also worry that the continent will suffer as richer countries buy up supplies

19 Nov 2020 1:25 PM

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