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Al-Ahram Weekly - Economy
12/7/2021 10:58:16 PM
Secretary-General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa Chileshe Kapwepwe talks about the organisation’s efforts to deepen integration in Africa and Egypt’s role as current chair to Mona Sewilam

World - Africa
12/6/2021 8:17:58 PM
Travel restrictions imposed on South Africa and other African nations for telling the world about the omicron variant are hypocritical, harsh and not supported by science, South Africa's president said Monday, recalling the phrase used by the U.N. chief, who called such measures ``travel apartheid.''

World - International
12/6/2021 7:47:46 PM
Russia has registered its first two cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus in its nationals returning from South Africa ,where the variant was first detected ,the country's health agency said on Monday.

World - Africa
12/5/2021 4:18:18 PM
Hundreds of environmentalist demonstrators gathered on South African beaches Sunday to protest against oil and gas exploration by energy giant Shell.

Life & Style - Health
12/4/2021 10:42:27 AM
Moyo was doing genomic sequencing of COVID-19 samples at his lab in Botswana two weeks ago and noticed three cases that seemed dramatically different

Life & Style - Health
12/4/2021 10:37:29 AM
South African scientists are warning that reinfections among people who’ve already battled COVID-19 appear to be more likely with the new omicron variant than with earlier coronavirus mutants

Sports - Africa
12/3/2021 6:40:03 PM
Protests by South Africa and Benin regarding incidents during last month's World Cup qualifying games were dismissed by FIFA on Friday, confirming that Ghana and Congo have advanced to the playoff round.

Life & Style - Health
12/2/2021 9:55:16 PM
Up to now, the world has been slow to react to each coronavirus curveball. This time an early warning from South Africa and Botswana might have offered important head start

World - International
12/1/2021 4:35:34 PM
France said Wednesday it would allow in flights from ten southern African countries from Saturday, but with "drastic" restrictions permitting only French and EU residents to disembark, along with diplomats and flight crews.

World - International
12/1/2021 1:24:19 PM
The European Union has decided against holding a special remote summit of the bloc's leaders on the omicron coronavirus variant for the time being, an official said Wednesday.

World - Region
12/1/2021 10:51:30 AM
President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he would decide on a weekly basis whether to extend US travel bans on southern Africa, depending what happens with the worrying new Omicron variant of Covid-19.

World - Africa
12/1/2021 10:50:42 AM
Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, on Wednesday confirmed its first cases of the new Covid-19 variant, among three passengers who had arrived from South Africa.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
11/30/2021 10:57:40 PM
Egypt is on full alert after the emergence of Omicron, a COVID-19 variant, reports Reem Leila

World - Africa
11/30/2021 8:31:11 PM
South African pharma giant Aspen said Tuesday it has reached an agreement in principle with US-based Johnson & Johnson paving the way for an anti-Covid vaccine "made in Africa for Africa".

World - International
11/30/2021 5:14:45 PM
The World Health Organization called Tuesday for countries to keep calm and take "rational" measures in response to the new, fast-spreading Covid variant Omicron, which has sparked global panic.

Sports - World
11/30/2021 10:34:55 AM
Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of the omicron coronavirus variant among members of a professional soccer club and were investigating whether it was one of the first reported cases of local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa.

World - International
11/29/2021 8:29:57 PM
The new Covid variant Omicron is highly transmissible and requires 'urgent action,' G7 health ministers said Monday, praising South Africa's 'exemplary work" for both detecting the strain and alerting others to it.

World - Africa
11/29/2021 5:25:13 PM
South Africa on Monday said it was "regrettable... (and) sad" that fellow African nations had joined a rush by wealthy countries to impose travel bans over the new Covid variant.

World - International
11/29/2021 12:20:31 PM
The World Health Organization warned Monday the new Covid-19 Omicron variant poses a "very high" risk globally, despite uncertainties about the danger and contagion levels of the new strain.

World - Africa
11/28/2021 9:17:40 PM
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday called on countries to "urgently" reverse "scientifically unjustified" travel bans linked to the discovery of the new highly-mutated coronavirus variant Omicron.

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