Vaccine hoarding threatens global supply : WHO

Aljazeera- Countries seeking their own COVID-19 vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World…

Several soldiers killed in central Mali attack

NINE soldiers have been killed in an attack near the central Malian town of Bandiagara, in an area where armed groups are rampant, a military official has said. Army and…

Zim-COMESA sign USD 4.9 million agreement for upgrading of Chirundu border post

By ZBC Reporter ZIMBABWE and COMESA have signed an agreement that sub-delegates the implementation of Coordinated Border Management activities, Trade and Transport Facilitation programme at the Chirundu border post. In…

India plans new social media controls after face-off with Twitter

CHAFING from a dispute with Twitter, India plans to oblige social media companies to erase contentious content fast and assist investigations, according to a draft regulation. New Delhi’s planned Intermediary…

US report on Khashoggi murder critical for justice: UN expert

The pending release of an unclassified United States intelligence report on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be a critical step in the ongoing search for justice, a…

Princess Latifa urges UK police to reopen sister’s kidnap case

Princess Latifa, the captive daughter of Dubai’s ruler, has appealed to UK police to re-investigate the kidnap of her older sister from a Cambridge street more than 20 years ago.…

Tiger Woods car crash: Golfing great ‘awake and responsive’ following surgery

Tiger Woods is “awake and responsive” following surgery on serious leg injuries suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The 15-time golf major champion, 45, had to…

China to aid 19 more African nations with COVID-19 vaccines: foreign ministry

China has provided COVID-19 vaccine aid to Equatorial Guinea and Zimbabwe and will aid 19 more African countries as part of its commitment to making vaccines global public goods, Foreign…

Gender-reveal device explosion kills father-to-be

A father-to-be from New York state has died after a device he was building for his child’s gender-reveal party exploded, according to police. Christopher Pekny, 28, was assembling the device…

UK unemployment rate at highest for almost five years

THE UK’s unemployment rose to 5.1% in the three months to December, a five-year high, official figures show. The Office for National Statistics said 1.74 million people were unemployed in…