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Germany writes open letter to Britain praising Covid vaccine success

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Germany writes open letter to Britain praising Covid vaccine success

The vaccine roll-out in Germany has been slower than in the UK (Picture: EPA /Getty /Bild) Germany’s biggest newspaper has written an article praising the UK approach to vaccination. It starts off in letter format, with the headline saying: ‘Dear Brits, WE ENVY YOU!’ (‘Liebe Briten, WE BENEIDEN YOU!’) The article goes on to talk […]

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NASA releases panoramic view of Mars from Perseverance rover’s ‘sweet spot’

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NASA releases panoramic view of Mars from Perseverance rover’s ‘sweet spot’

This NASA photo released on February 24, 2021 shows images of Mars from the Perseverance rover on February 21. © Handout, AFP The US space agency NASA released a spectacular panoramic view on Wednesday of the landing site of the Perseverance rover on Mars. The panorama shows the rim of the Jezero Crater where the rover touched […]

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Biden reverses Trump visa ban on legal immigration .”It harms the United States,” Biden said of the ban.

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Biden reverses Trump visa ban on legal immigration .”It harms the United States,” Biden said of the ban.

President Joe Biden revoked a Trump-era ban on legal immigration for family members of U.S. citizensand residents, as well as diversity visa lottery recipients. | Doug Mills/Getty Images President Joe Biden on Wednesday revoked a Trump-era ban on legal immigration for family members of U.S. citizens and residents, as well as diversity visa lottery recipients. […]

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Johnson and Johnson vaccine: FDA finds the single-shot jab safe

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Johnson and Johnson vaccine: FDA finds the single-shot jab safe

A review by US regulators of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine has found it is safe and effective.It paves the way for it to become the third Covid-19 vaccine to be authorised in the US, possibly within days. IMAGE COPYRIGHTGETTY IMAGES The vaccine would be a cost-effective alternative to the Pfizer and Moderna […]

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Somalia again facing period of great uncertainty, all domestic and foreign eyes focused on upcoming election

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Somalia again facing period of great uncertainty, all domestic and foreign eyes focused on upcoming election

Since the onset of Siad Barre’s presidency 30 years ago, Somalia has been a fragmented nation due to the various clans dividing the country into different autonomous sections, which has led to a dysfunctional centralized government and a weak cohesion among the regional states. The writer is a campaigner and community organizer who advocates for […]

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Ethiopian army-backed militias carry out fresh attacks on Sudanese farmers

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Ethiopian army-backed militias carry out fresh attacks on Sudanese farmers

February 23, 2021 (GEDAREF) – Ethiopian army-backed militias Tuesday looted the crops of Sudanese farmers and retook control of a border area recently recaptured by the Sudanese army. Ethiopian army-backed militias Tuesday looted the crops of Sudanese farmers and retook control of a border area recently recaptured by the Sudanese army. Sudan and Ethiopia now […]

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At least 75 killed in prison riots in Ecuador

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At least 75 killed in prison riots in Ecuador

 At least 75 inmates died Tuesday and several others were injured in riots said to be triggered by gang rivalries at three jails in Ecuador’s overcrowded prison system, authorities said. A man waits for information about a detained family member outside the Inca Center for Social Rehabilitation, in Quito, Ecuador, April 14, 2020. (AP Photo) […]

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Biden to call Saudi Arabia’s King Salman about Khashoggi report Report warns the imminent release of ‘explosive’ US intelligence document could entangle one of the king’s sons.

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Biden to call Saudi Arabia’s King Salman about Khashoggi report Report warns the imminent release of ‘explosive’ US intelligence document could entangle one of the king’s sons.

The call scheduled on Wednesday would be the first conversation between Biden, as US president, and King Salman [File: Fahad Shadeed/Reuters] President Joe Biden is expected to call Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud on Wednesday, ahead of the scheduled release of a US intelligence report detailing the disappearance and murder of prominent journalist […]

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Former US security officials blame intel failures for Capitol attack

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Former US security officials blame intel failures for Capitol attack

FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia speaks during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. , U.S. February 23, 2021. © Demetrius Freeman/Pool via REUTERS An FBI warning that a protest by Donald Trump’s supporters could turn violent reached the U.S. Capitol Police the day before the deadly assault, but top officials in charge of securing […]

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Why the result of Somali elections are crucial for the region

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Why the result of Somali elections are crucial for the region

Supporters of different opposition presidential candidates demonstrate in Mogadishu on February 19, 2021. [AFP] Somalia is, once again, in political turmoil. The Horn of Africa nation’s opposition leaders say they no longer recognise the authority of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, popularly known by his nickname “Farmaajo”, after his term expired on February 8 without a […]

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