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
Before the latest attack, at least 146 people had been killed and 213 injured in air strikes in Tigray since October 18.
The continent is destabilised by conflicts in Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan. Beijing hopes its new envoy will help end them.
- by Duncan Miriri
A man has been arrested in connection with a fire at South Africa’s national Parliament complex on Sunday.
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
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been remembered as a “moral compass” and a “giant” at his funeral Mass in Cape Town.
- by Wendell Roelf
Some scientists have been quick to forecast the same “peak then precipitous decline’ pattern” elsewhere.
- by Adeel Hassan
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
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 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
Throughout his life, Archbishop Tutu robustly confronted the powerful, the racists, the corrupt and the hypocrites.
- The Age's View