According to the WHO, there is no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need COVID-19

According to the WHO, there is no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need COVID-19

People posing with a syringe in front of the World Health Organization (WHO) logo on the needle, pictured on December 11, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up Jan 18 (Reuters) – There is currently no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses … Read more

Poorest countries reject more than 100 million COVID vaccines, as many close to expiring

Poorest countries reject more than 100 million COVID vaccines, as many close to expiring

Short shelf life, lack of refrigerators are the main reasons for refusal Nearly 700 million doses delivered stored in poor countries WHO COVAX program nears delivery of one billion doses BRUSSELS, Jan. 13 (Reuters) – Poorer countries last month rejected more than 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the global COVAX program, mainly … Read more

Electricity restored in Kenya after nationwide blackout -Kenya Power

Electricity restored in Kenya after nationwide blackout -Kenya Power

Electricity was cut early Tuesday Failure caused by the collapse of a high voltage line Repairs begin on damaged section of power line NAIROBI, Jan.11 (Reuters) – Power has been restored to all parts of Kenya, which had previously experienced a nationwide blackout after a high-voltage transmission line connecting the capital broke, a state-owned company … Read more

Biden shares concerns over airstrikes during call with Ethiopian Abiy

Biden shares concerns over airstrikes during call with Ethiopian Abiy

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends his final campaign event ahead of Ethiopia’s legislative and regional elections scheduled for June 21 in Jimma, Ethiopia on June 16, 2021. REUTERS / Tiksa Negeri Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register January 10 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden raised concerns over airstrikes in … Read more

West African countries cut ties with Mali following postponement of elections

West African countries cut ties with Mali following postponement of elections

ACCRA, Jan. 9 (Reuters) – West African countries will close their borders with Mali, sever diplomatic ties and impose severe economic sanctions in response to its “unacceptable” delay in holding elections to the following a military coup in 2020, the regional bloc of 15 states said on Sunday. The new measures of the Economic Community … Read more

Around 200 dead in attacks in northwest Nigeria, residents say

Around 200 dead in attacks in northwest Nigeria, residents say

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, January 8 (Reuters) – An estimated 200 people or more have been killed in villages in northwestern Nigeria’s Zamfara state in deadly retaliatory attacks by armed bandits following military airstrikes against their hiding places this week, residents said on Saturday. Residents gained access to villages on Saturday after the military captured communities to … Read more

Aid workers say airstrike in Ethiopia in northwest Tigray leaves 56 dead

Aid workers say airstrike in Ethiopia in northwest Tigray leaves 56 dead

ADDIS ABABA, January 8 (Reuters) – An airstrike in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia has left 56 dead and at least 30 injured in a camp for internally displaced people, two workers told Reuters on Saturday. aid workers, citing local authorities and eyewitnesses. Military spokesman Col. Getnet Adane and government spokesman Legesse Tulu did … Read more

China plans envoy for peace in conflict-torn Horn of Africa

China plans envoy for peace in conflict-torn Horn of Africa

Chinese Minister’s visit to Kenya, Eritrea and Comoros Region destabilized by conflicts in Ethiopia and Somalia Minister Wang suggests regional peace conference Agreement signed for Kenya to sell avocados to China MOMBASA, Kenya, Jan.6 (Reuters) – China on Thursday announced it would appoint a special envoy to promote peace in the turbulent Horn of Africa … Read more

EXCLUSIVE US Special Envoy for Horn of Africa leaves post

EXCLUSIVE US Special Envoy for Horn of Africa leaves post

WASHINGTON, Jan.5 (Reuters) – US Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman will step down this month after more than nine months of work, and David Satterfield, the outgoing US Ambassador to Turkey , will take over the role, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. Feltman, a seasoned American … Read more

Firefighters tackle new fire in South African parliament, suspect charged with arson

Firefighters tackle new fire in South African parliament, suspect charged with arson

The flames ignite again Monday afternoon Police charge 49-year-old man with arson Sunday’s fire caused extensive damage to the parliamentary complex CAPE TOWN, Jan. 3 (Reuters) – A new fire broke out in the complex housing the two chambers of South Africa’s national parliament in Cape Town on Monday, the day after a devastating fire … Read more