Desmond Tutu: South Africa anti-apartheid hero dies aged 90

ARCHBISHOP Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace prize laureate who helped end apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the churchman’s death marked “another chapter of…

Europeans reimpose restrictions as omicron sweeps continent

LONDON (AP) — Nations across Europe are moving to reimpose tougher measures to stem a new wave of COVID-19 infections spurred by the highly transmissible omicron variant, triggering calls for protests from…

RwandaAir suspends flights to southern Africa

By ZBC Reporter RWANDA has made an official decision to suspend flights to Southern Africa due to travel bans imposed by some western countries in the wake of the Covid-19…

US boss fires 900 employees over Zoom

A United States boss of a firm has made headlines for firing around 900 of his staff on a Zoom call. “If you’re on this call you’re part of the…

Edward Shames, the last remaining member of World War II’s ‘Band of Brothers,’ dies at 99

US Colonel Edward Shames, the last surviving officer of the historic World War II parachute infantry regiment of the US Army has died aged 99. Shames “passed away peacefully at…

Barbados hails Rihanna ‘national hero’

RIHANNA has been declared a national hero of Barbados, as the country celebrates its transition to an independent republic. “May you continue to shine like a diamond,” the country’s prime…

US places new restrictions amid Omicron variant spread

US President, Joe Biden, has unveiled stricter Covid-19 travel rules as the US confirmed a handful of cases of the Omicron variant from coast to coast. From next week, international…

Barbados becomes a new republic

BARBADOS has officially become a new Republic, after removing Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. In an overnight ceremony in the capital, Bridgetown, Dame Sandra Mason was sworn…

Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc., is stepping down, ceding the position to the company’s Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal. The move is effective immediately,…

Israel to impose travel ban for foreigners over new variant

ISRAEL is set to ban foreigners from entering the country for 14 days. The ban is expected to come into effect at midnight this Sunday, following full cabinet approval. Israel…