WHO chief scientist urges people not to panic over Omicron

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist has urged people not to panic over the emergence…

Gambia elections: Adama Barrow declared presidential election winner

The Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has easily won re-election, authorities there said, in the first vote…

Biden tightens travel rules amid new Omicron cases

President Joe Biden has unveiled stricter Covid-19 travel rules as the US confirmed a handful of…

Libyan court reinstates Saif Gaddafi as presidential candidate

The son of Libya’s longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi has been given the go-ahead to run in…

Ethiopian gov’t says it retook string of towns from Tigray forces

The Ethiopian government says its forces recaptured Shewa Robit, a town some 220km (135 miles) from…

First US Omicron case adds to global alarm over COVID

Fears over the impact of the Omicron coronavirus variant have risen after the first case was…

Xiomara Castro: Honduras votes in first female president

Honduras looks set to elect its first female president, Xiomara Castro, after the ruling party conceded…

Omicron: WHO warns COVID variant risk ‘very high’

A three-day special session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) kicked off on Monday to discuss…

Biden says Omicron lockdowns not needed ‘for now’

US President Joe Biden has called the Omicron Covid variant a “cause for concern, not a…

South African president calls for lifting of Omicron travel bans

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on countries to “urgently” reverse “scientifically unjustified” travel restrictions…