Zambia allocated 8.7 million COVID-19 vaccines from African Union

Zambia has been allocated 8.7 million doses of the 270 million COVID-19 vaccines secured this month by the African Union (AU), and this may rise to 25 million doses by…

SA on track to receive COVID-19 vaccines on agreed-upon date: Health Minister

South Africa Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the country is on track to receive COVID-19 vaccines on the agreed-upon date. The country expects 1,5 million doses from India’s Serum…

UK detects 77 cases of South African COVID variant, nine of Brazilian

Britain has detected 77 cases of the South African variant of COVID-19, the health minister said on Sunday, also urging people to strictly follow lockdown rules as the best precaution…

Mexican president tests positive for COVID-19

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Sunday, adding that his symptoms were mild and that he was receiving medical treatment. “I regret…

United States tops 25 million coronavirus infections

The United States recorded more than 25 million cases of  COVID-19 on Saturday and just under 417,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins. The U.S. is currently leading with a staggering…

China becomes largest FDI recipient in 2020: UNCTAD report

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) plunged by 42 percent in 2020, a new report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) showed on Sunday, while China bucked…

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…

UN welcomes US re-entry into Paris Agreement

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looks forward to working with new American President Joe Biden and his team as the U.S. “has a key leadership role to play,” Guterres’ spokesman said…

Argentina approves Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for over-60s

Argentina’s government said on Wednesday it has approved Russia’s coronavirus vaccine, Sputnik V, for use in people over 60 after earlier green-lighting it for younger age groups, a boost for…

SA film, Five Tiger, to be screened at prestigious US film festival

A South African film “Five Tiger” has been chosen to be screened at the prestigious upcoming Sundance Independent Film Festival in Utah, America next week. The debut short film in Zulu by…