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World - Africa
6/27/2022 6:36:52 PM
Zimbabwe's central bank on Monday more than doubled its key interest rate to a whopping 200 percent, the highest in the world as the southern African country battles hyperinflation.

World - Africa
12/28/2021 9:07:13 PM
President Joe Biden formally announced Tuesday he will lift a ban this week on travel from South Africa and other countries in the region, imposed due to fear of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.

World - Africa
12/24/2021 4:49:16 PM
The U.S. will lift travel restrictions to eight southern African countries on New Year's Eve, the White House announced Friday.

World - International
12/11/2021 6:02:30 PM
Taiwan has recorded its first case of the omicron variant in a passenger who recently traveled to the southern African country of Eswatini, health officials said Saturday.

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 - 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 - 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.

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 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 - Region
11/27/2021 10:27:56 PM
Britain on Saturday confirmed its first two cases of the new Omicron strain of Covid-19, both linked to travel from southern Africa, and expanded travel restrictions on the region.

World - International
11/27/2021 9:12:08 PM
The U.K. tightened up rules Saturday on mask-wearing and on testing of international arrivals after finding two cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus as governments around the world sought to shore up their defenses.

World - International
11/27/2021 1:10:22 PM
The United States, Brazil, Canada, and Saudi Arabia became the latest countries Friday to restrict travel from southern Africa, where a new Covid strain labelled a "variant of concern" has been discovered in a potentially heavy blow to the world's efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic.

World - Africa
11/27/2021 11:34:34 AM
Thailand said Saturday it will ban travellers from eight southern African countries where a new Covid-19 strain has emerged.

World - Africa
11/26/2021 6:59:45 PM
The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air travel, markets fell sharply and scientists held emergency meetings to weigh the exact risks, which were largely unknown.

Egypt - Health
11/26/2021 5:18:59 PM
Egypt has raised the level of preparedness at quarantine departments at all land, air, and sea ports, the Ministry of Health announced on Friday, after a new coronavirus variant was recently detected in southern Africa.

World - Africa
11/26/2021 12:42:09 PM
The European Union said Friday it is planning to stop air travel from southern Africa to counter the spread of a new COVID-19 variant as the 27-nation bloc is battling a massive spike in cases.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
11/23/2021 2:39:01 PM
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Tuesday that Egypt’s presidency of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa bloc (COMESA) aims to achieve regional integration by developing intra-regional trade, as well as leveraging the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
11/4/2021 2:28:51 PM
Egypt targets boosting trade exchange with African countries, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said in the Cabinet's meeting on Thursday as the country prepares to host the 21st Summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

World - Africa
10/2/2021 9:19:50 PM
A local jihadist leader and 18 rebels were killed during a military strike on their base in Mozambique's insurgency-hit north, a bloc of southern African nations said Saturday.

World - Africa
7/16/2021 6:45:18 PM
Arrests should stop and all detainees should be 'promptly charged with internationally recognised crimes and given fair trials, or immediately and unconditionally released', Amnesty's East and Southern Africa director said

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