Consultations on the status of women kick off ahead of AU Commission summit on women

By Justin Mahlahla The Africa Regional Consultations ahead of the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-65) kicked off today in Ethiopia. The Women, Gender and…

Biden signals US return to world stage as it rejoins climate deal

Aljazeera – In his first big appearance on the global stage, President Joe Biden promised the Group of Seven (G7) leaders during the virtual Munich Security Conference that the United…

Guinea records first Ebola deaths since 2016

BBC – At least three people have died of Ebola in Guinea, with five others testing positive for the virus, health officials say. They fell ill with diarrhoea, vomiting and…

White House weighs shutdown of Guantanamo prison

Aljazeera – The Biden administration has launched a formal review of the future of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, reviving the Obama-era goal of closing the notorious facility,…

The children colonial Belgium stole from African mothers

Aljazeera – Monique Bitu Bingi, 71, has never forgotten how it happened. It was 1953 when the white colonials came for her in Babadi, a village in the Kasai region…

Germany first EU country to use antibody ‘cocktails’ to fight COVID-19

Germany will become the first EU country to use antibody cocktails to fight COVID-19.   Two hundred thousand “monoclonal antibody therapies” developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giants Eli Lilly and Regeneron…

Portugal President Rebelo de Sousa wins new term in socially distanced ballot

Portugal’s center-right President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa won a second term on Sunday, exit polls showed, in an election marked by strict health and safety rules as the country battles…

Coronavirus: Japan to study cases of people infected even after vaccination

Japan plans to collect data from people who become infected with the novel coronavirus even after they receive vaccinations to assess how vaccines may help prevent the spread of the…

Coronavirus: Brazil approves emergency use of vaccines from AstraZeneca and China’s Sinovac

Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Sunday approved emergency use of Covid-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech and Britain’s AstraZeneca, kicking off immunisations as the pandemic enters a deadly second wave.…

Branson’s Virgin Orbit reaches space for first time

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit project on Sunday successfully flew a rocket into space from the wing of a 747 plane, paving the way for a new method of launching low-cost…