South Africa struggles against ‘relentless’ COVID-19 surge

Johannesburg, South Africa – South Africa’s health services are buckling under the strain of soaring COVID-19 infections driven partly by a new variant of coronavirus spreading across the country. Medical professionals warn that the “relentless” infection wave that has seen more than

Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt talks on mega-dam break down, again

Sudan expresses frustration after negotiations stall but Egypt, Ethiopia blame Sudanese objections for the new impasse. A new round of negotiations between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt aimed at resolving a long-running dispute about a giant dam Addis Ababa is building on the Blue

South Africa to receive first COVID vaccines in January

The country has reported the most infections in Africa, and has identified a new strain that may be more contagious. South Africa will receive its first batch of coronavirus vaccines in January, the health minister said, as the continent’s worst-hit country battles

Which countries have reported new variants of COVID-19?

Three new variants of COVID-19 have been detected in recent weeks, leading to increased vigilance across the world as officials say a variant found in the United Kingdom could be up to 70 percent more transmissible. However, none of the variants so

Tracking the new coronavirus strains

New variants of the coronavirus have now been reported in at least 31 countries worldwide. One of these new strains named VUI-202012/01 was first reported in the United Kingdom on December 14 and is said to be up to 70 percent more

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