Southern Africa Should Be Thanked, Not Punished For Detecting New Variant – WHO, UN

The World Health Organization says that South Africa and Botswana should be thanked for detecting, sequencing, and reporting the new Covid-19 variant, known as Omicron and not penalized. “The emergence of the highly-mutated Omicron variant underlines just how perilous and precarious our situation is,” said WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Monday in a keynote speech […]

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Heavy Rains Expected In 32 Counties

Kenya Meteorological Department has warned of heavy rains in 32 Counties in the next 24 hours. They include Nairobi, Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, Kajiado, Tana River, Lamu, Garissa, Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Kiambu, Murang’a, Embu, Kirinyaga, Meru, Nyeri, Tharaka, Nyandarua, Laikipia, Samburu, Elgeyo Marakwet, West Pokot, Trans Nzoia, Uasin Gishu, Nyamira, Kisii, Narok, Nakuru, Migori. The […]

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Malawi Court Dismisses Presidential Elections Challenge

A challenge to Malawi’s 2020 presidential elections has been dismissed by the country’s constitutional court. The opposition Democratic Progress Party had asked the court to rule on voting results, which put President Lazarus Chakwera into office. Party officials have not yet decided their next move. Reading the final judgment Friday, chairperson of a five-judge panel […]

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Three Killed As Pirates Abduct Seven Oil Workers In Bayelsa

Gunmen, suspected to be pirates, in the early hours of Sunday, attacked two oil installations, killing three and abducting seven oil workers in Bayelsa State, Nigeria’s South-south. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the pirates ambushed their unsuspecting victims in Okoroma and Ogbokiri-Akassa communities of Nembe and Brass local government areas of Bayelsa. […]

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Omicron Covid-19 Not In Nigeria Yet – We’ve Ramped Up Surveillance – Govt

As concerns continued to mount over the new variant of COVID-19 designated as variant of concern (VOC) and named Omicron by the World Health Organisation, WHO, the Federal Government on Sunday night reassured Nigerians that the Omicron variant has not been detected in Nigeria. In a press statement, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for […]

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Gunmen Attack Libyan Court, Blocking Kadhafi Son’s Appeal To Run For President

Libya’s unity government has condemned an attack on a court which prevented Saif al-Islam Kadhafi from lodging an appeal against disqualification from December’s presidential election. The polls slated for 24 December come as Libya seeks to turn the page on a decade of violence since a Nato-backed uprising that toppled and killed Moamer Kadhafi in […]

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Covid: NHS scrambles for volunteers amid ‘huge’ challenge to deliver 20 million booster jabs in omicron fight

‘NHS can’t do it alone’ says chief executive Doctors are scrambling to assemble an army of volunteers to deliver at least 20 million booster jabs over the coming weeks in a bid to protect against Covid and the new omicron variant. NHS managers said the rapidly expanded vaccine programme announced by the health secretary Sajid Javid will be a “huge challenge” and more “complex” […]

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