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In milestone, COVAX program delivers billionth shot

In milestone, COVAX program delivers billionth shot

While the vaccine dose, which was sent to Rwanda, is a significant moment for what has become the largest vaccine operation in history, it lags well behind where the scheme hoped to be.

  • by Anne Gulland and Sarah Newey

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Dozens of displaced Tigrayans killed in drone strike

Dozens of displaced Tigrayans killed in drone strike

Before the latest attack, at least 146 people had been killed and 213 injured in air strikes in Tigray since October 18.

With avocado deal clinched, China aims to be peacemaker in Africa

With avocado deal clinched, China aims to be peacemaker in Africa

The continent is destabilised by conflicts in Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan. Beijing hopes its new envoy will help end them.

  • by Duncan Miriri
Fire ravages South Africa Parliament in Cape Town, man arrested

Fire ravages South Africa Parliament in Cape Town, man arrested

A man has been arrested in connection with a fire at South Africa’s national Parliament complex on Sunday.

Sudan’s Prime Minister resigns as coup protesters killed in Khartoum

Sudan’s Prime Minister resigns as coup protesters killed in Khartoum

Abdulla Hamdok had only been restored to power in November, after he was kidnapped by his own military in the October coup.

  • by Samy Magdy
‘Brought light’ in the dark: Praise at funeral of South Africa’s Desmond Tutu

‘Brought light’ in the dark: Praise at funeral of South Africa’s Desmond Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been remembered as a “moral compass” and a “giant” at his funeral Mass in Cape Town.

  • by Wendell Roelf
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‘Staggering’: South African fourth wave passes quickly with few deaths

‘Staggering’: South African fourth wave passes quickly with few deaths

Some scientists have been quick to forecast the same “peak then precipitous decline’ pattern” elsewhere.

  • by Adeel Hassan
‘Digitally unwrapped’: Scans reveal details of mummy of King Amenhotep

‘Digitally unwrapped’: Scans reveal details of mummy of King Amenhotep

Researchers have used digital technology to take the first accurate look inside the mummy, which has remained wrapped to preserve its decoration.

  • by Aidan Lewis
‘Not the same disease’: top Oxford scientist says Omicron not deadly like Delta

‘Not the same disease’: top Oxford scientist says Omicron not deadly like Delta

Professor John Bell said the “horrific scenes” and death toll of earlier strains were “now history”, even as the US and UK hit new infection records.

  • by Prinesha Naidoo and Janice Kew
Somalia’s PM accuses President of ‘coup attempt’ after powers suspended

Somalia’s PM accuses President of ‘coup attempt’ after powers suspended

Somalia’s President says he had suspended the Prime Minister for suspected corruption. The US says it is “prepared to act”.

  • by Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar
The death of Desmond Tutu has taken a great leader from the world
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The death of Desmond Tutu has taken a great leader from the world

Throughout his life, Archbishop Tutu robustly confronted the powerful, the racists, the corrupt and the hypocrites.

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