Coronavirus pandemic ‘a long way from over’: WHO

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says transmission is being driven by ‘complacency and inconsistency in public health measures’. Confusion and complacency in addressing COVID-19 mean the pandemic is a long way from over, but it can be brought under control in months with proven public health measures, the ...

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California: Several dead after shooting at office building

At least four people have died, including a child, after a shooting at a two-story office building in Orange, California. A fifth person has been injured, while the suspect was hospitalized. Police on Wednesday said at least four people died after a shooting at a southern California office building. The violence ...

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US pledges support for Ukraine amid tensions with Russia

Washington has reaffirmed its support for Ukraine in light of Russia’s “destabilizing actions” in the region. Open conflict is threatening to break out again. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken(inset)  expressed Washington’s concerns over security in eastern Ukraine during a phone call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Wednesday. ...

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How the colonisation of India influenced global food

The British, French, Portuguese, Dutch and Danes; India was colonised by many countries and each had an influence on its produce and cuisines. But less is known about the impact India has had on the food of its colonisers. “Lunch is ready,” I called out to my husband and daughter, ...

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Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 4.2 mln: Africa CDC

The Number Of  new Covid cases confirmed on Wednesday was 1,412 in the last 24hrs and Recoveries new 389 recoveries in the same period.The test was carried out from a sample size of 9,219 samples.Sadly 6 patients succumbed from the Disease. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has ...

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Kenya scientists discover invasive snail damaging rice farms

Kenyan scientists discovered an invasive snail that was damaging rice farms. Given the impact of this species in Asia, there is need for an assessment of the risk to Africa, and the implementation of an appropriate response in Kenya and elsewhere to manage this new threat to agriculture and the ...

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Why listing Genocide memorials under UNESCO heritage sites has delayed

Two years since the Rwandan government handed over the file containing all the requirements, the wait for the next steps towards having four of its genocide memorial sites listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites continues. The four Genocide memorial sites are expected to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage ...

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