Global COVID-19 infections hit a record high over the past seven-day period, Reuters data showed on Wednesday, as the Omicron variant raced out of control and governments wrestled with how to contain its spread without paralysing fragile economies.
Zimbabwe coach Norman Mapeza has named his final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon, but is without a number of his leading players due to injury and abrupt international retirement.
AS Roma midfielder Ebrima Darboe, who made a perilous journey as a child migrant from Africa across the Mediterranean by boat, has been included in Gambia’s squad for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations.
Guinea have included Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita in their extended 27-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next month as they became the first team to name their final selection on Tuesday.
Former Arsenal, Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint Germain striker Kaba Diawara has been named Guinea coach for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations finals, the country’s football association said on Monday.
The African Union on Tuesday called for an urgent end to travel restrictions imposed on some of its member states, saying the measures effectively penalize governments for timely data sharing in line with international health regulations.
South Africa is likely to see the introduction of mandatory vaccinations in the near future. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Sunday night during his address to the nation on the country’s response to the COVID19 pandemic following the National Coronavirus Command Council meeting.
Former US President Barack Obama called on the UN climate conference in Glasgow to address the risks that island nations face from rising sea levels.
South Asian nations need to create more effective plans to be able to utilise new funding to help developing countries speed up their shift from polluting coal to greener energy, researchers said this week.
Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa said on Friday that all five of its directors have received death threats over possible approval by the agency of COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged between five and 11 years old.