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Tag: Africa

After Six-Week Surge, Africa's Omicron-Driven Fourth Pandemic Wave Flattens: WHO
After Six-Week Surge, Africa's Omicron-Driven Fourth Pandemic Wave Flattens: WHO

South Africa, where the Omicron variant was first reported, saw a 9 per cent fall in weekly infections.

WHO Says 47 African Countries Could Miss Vax Target

Nine out of ten African countries could miss the target of vaccinating 10 per cent of their population against Covid-19 by September, dimming hopes of containing the pandemic in the continent, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Thursday.

Modern Human Brain Originated 1.7 Mn Years Ago In Africa
Modern Human Brain Originated 1.7 Mn Years Ago In Africa

London: Modern human brain structures developed 1.5 to 1.7 million years ago in the African Homo populations and after they had already begun walking on two feet and had even…

Ebola virus
Ebola Infects 28 People, Kills 11 In Guinea, Congo

Addis Ababa: The African countries of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have reported 28 Ebola virus cases and 11 deaths so far, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The DRC reported 11 cases and four deaths, while Guinea confirmed 17 cases and seven deaths, showing a fatality rate […]

India Sends COVID-19 Vaccines To Morocco
India Sends COVID-19 Vaccines To Morocco

New Delhi: India has flown the first lot of coronavirus vaccines to Africa, after having shipped these to friendly South Asian neighbours when a Royal Air Maroc plane left India for Moroccan capital Rabat on Friday evening. The Indian embassy in Rabat tweeted: “In a manifestation of excellent relationship between India and Morocco, the first […]

Africa Declared Wild Poliovirus Free, But Polio Threat Remains

New Delhi: Africa has been declared free from wild poliovirus. The milestone comes four years after Nigeria – the last polio-endemic country in Africa – recorded its final case of wild poliovirus. “Rotary International and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are proud to announce a historic public health achievement as the […]

Coronavirus Updates From Around The World Today

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Saturday. Global COVID-19 cases over 5.2 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 5.2 million, while the death toll surged past 338,000, according to […]

COVID-19 Surge: Central Teams To Be Rushed To 4 States Including Odisha
COVID-19 Updates From Around The World Today

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought countries around the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis from around the globe on Friday. Global COVID-19 cases top 5.1 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surged to over 5.1 million, while the death toll stood at 332,900, […]

Coronavirus Updates From Around The Globe Today

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Thursday. Global COVID-19 cases near 5 mn: Johns Hopkins The total number of global coronavirus cases has increased to nearly 5 million, while the death toll has surged past 328,000, according […]

35 Civilians Killed In Burkina Faso Terror Attack

Ouagadougou: Jihadists attacked a town in northern Burkina Faso and killed 35 civilians, most of them women, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said this on Tuesday, reported the Xinhua news agency. A large group of jihadists attacked simultaneously the military detachment and civilians in Arbinda, province of Soum, the army said in a statement. The […]

Mercury To Glide Across The Sun On November 11

Washington: Planet Mercury will pass directly between Earth and the Sun on November 11, staging a rare celestial show. During the transit, Mercury will look like a tiny black dot gliding across the Sun’s face, NASA said in a blog this week, adding that the event will be widely visible from most of Earth, including […]

Chinese Amphibious Warship Sighted In Indian Ocean

New Delhi: The Indian Navy had located a Chinese amphibious warship in the southern part of the Indian Ocean during surveillance earlier this month, defence sources said here on Monday. The warship, a Landing Platform Dock (LPD), was located by a Navy P-8I surveillance aircraft. According to Navy sources, Chinese vessels regularly use the route which […]

Google building 1st subsea cable between Europe, Africa

San Francisco: Stretching from Europe all the way to Africa, Google is introducing its new private subsea cable called ‘Equiano’. Fully funded by Google, Equiano would start in Western Europe and run along the West Coast of Africa with branching units along the way that could be put to use to extend connectivity to additional […]

Jawbone from Israeli cave oldest human fossil outside Africa

New York: A jawbone complete with teeth discovered at a cave in Israel suggests that our ancestors left Africa at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. The research team discovered the fossil, an adult upper jawbone with several teeth, at the Misliya cave in Israel, one of several prehistoric cave sites located on Mount […]

Morocco ranked best spa destination in Africa

Rabat: Morocco was named the world’s best spa destination in Africa for the second consecutive year at the World Spa Awards gala ceremony in Vietnam. In addition to Morocco, the award short list included Egypt, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania. World Spa Awards Managing Director, Rebecca Cohen, said: “The 2017 World Spa Awards has […]

Data-friendly Twitter 'Lite' now available in 24 countries

San Francisco: After a successful trial in the Philippines, Twitter is rolling out its data-friendly “Lite” Android version in 24 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Available in Google Play Store, Twitter “Lite” (under 3MB size) loads quickly on 2G and 3G networks and offers offline support in case users […]

Africa pushes for reform of UN Security Council

Addis Ababa: The African Union (AU) has called upon African countries to speak with one voice as an impetus in the continent’s aspiration to get more representation at the UN Security Council. The call by AU Commission Deputy Chairperson Thomas Kwesi Quartey came as African leaders were expected to adopt proposals for the continent to […]

Pope Francis meets with German Chancellor Merkel
Pope, Merkel meet to talk multilateral relations, climate change

Vatican City: The Pope and the Chancellor of Germany met at the Vatican to discuss issues such as multilateral relations, the importance of Africa and the Paris climate accord. Pope Francis I and Angela Merkel on Saturday held a 38-minute talk in which they discussed the need for a multilateral world without walls and the […]

Arun Jaitley
21st century belongs to Asia, Africa: Arun Jaitley

Gandhinagar: The 21st century will not only belong to Asia but also to Africa, hence India and Africa should navigate the journey together to shape their common future, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday. Addressing the 52nd annual meeting of the African Development Bank here, Jaitley said while India has been a bright spot […]

Two Indian warships visit Egyptian port city

Cairo: Two Indian warships have engaged extensively in professional and social interactions with the Egyptian navy during their port call to Alexandria as part of Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the west coast of Africa. INS Mumbai and INS Aditya, part of Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command based in Mumbai, arrived […]

african woman strips
African woman takes off shirt for seat in Delhi metro

New Delhi: At a time when racial attacks on Africans have been coming up from the national capital, the video of an African woman removing her shirt in Delhi metro train has gone viral. The incident was fallout of a spat between her and other passengers over a seat in the metro. Though the date […]

A plant that leads to diamond deposits

New York: A geologist has found a rare African plant that prefers to grow on diamond-bearing kimberlite rocks. The plant, identified as Pandanus candelabrum, is the first indicator species for diamond-bearing rocks, Stephen Haggerty, researcher at Florida International University in Miami, told Science magazine. The thorny, palm like plant in Liberia grows on top of […]