Nigeria confirms first Omicron cases in airport arrivals in past week

1 December 2021, 5:09 PM
Nigeria on Wednesday confirmed its first cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in air passenger arrivals, but amended an earlier statement to say the travellers had arrived in Nigeria only over the past week.
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Thousands of Egypt Catholics gather for Pope mass 29 April 2017, 10:31 AM

Thousands of Egyptian Catholics waving the colours of the Vatican flag gathered amid tight security Saturday in a Cairo stadium where Pope Francis was to lead mass.

Pope Francis lands in Egypt in push for ‘fraternity’ 28 April 2017, 4:54 PM

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Kenya awards Mbeki with honorary degree 28 April 2017, 12:58 PM

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Kenya’s opposition name Raila Odinga as its presidential candidate 27 April 2017, 7:52 PM

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UN’s migration agency released emergency funding of $100,000 to kick-start relief operations in Angola for the 1.1 million Congolese displaced by fighting in the DRC.

Commonwealth Secretary-General visits Lesotho ahead elections 25 April 2017, 10:28 PM

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Cameroonian journalist could face the death penalty 24 April 2017, 6:00 AM

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Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Somalia’s Puntland region 23 April 2017, 4:13 PM

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Kenya’s ruling coalition annuls party primaries after chaotic voting 22 April 2017, 4:01 PM

Kenya's ruling coalition annulled party primaries held on Friday, the organisation’s secretary general said, and reports of widespread anger over chaotic voting raised fears.

Lesotho IEC aims to increase voter’s turnout by 85% 21 April 2017, 6:25 PM

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Lesotho’s youth leader implicated in political killing 21 April 2017, 8:08 AM

Lesotho opposition Alliance of Democrats Youth Leader, Thuso Litjobo has been charged with murder for the fatal shooting of a fellow party member.