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Some nations look to shorten isolation rules as Omicron races around the world

30 December 2021, 12:29 AM

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 without leading names for Africa Cup of Nations

29 December 2021, 12:39 PM

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.

Child refugee to play for Gambia at Cup of Nations finals

22 December 2021, 3:04 PM

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.

Liverpool’s Keita named in Guinea squad for Cup of Nations

21 December 2021, 7:52 PM

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.

Diawara to coach Guinea at Cup of Nations finals

14 December 2021, 2:31 AM

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.

African Union calls for end to Omicron travel curbs on some African nations

8 December 2021, 12:48 PM

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.

SA considers mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for specific activities and locations

29 November 2021, 7:05 AM

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 Obama says ‘act now’ to help island nations

8 November 2021, 6:43 PM

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.

New funding for developing nations’ coal exit needs better planning for workers

4 November 2021, 9:32 PM

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.

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Brazil health officials receive death threats over child vaccinations

30 October 2021, 3:27 AM

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.

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