As medical professionals around the world are searching for ways to stop the coronavirus outbreak, greater scrutiny is being cast on the “wet markets” suspected to have played a role in the initial … [Read more...] about What are the ‘wet markets’ linked to the coronavirus outbreak?
The World Health Organization's director-general kicked off his Friday by praising China's efforts to contain and control the coronavirus.In an early-morning tweet, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus … [Read more...] about China’s relationship with WHO chief in wake of coronavirus outbreak under the microscope
Though the pandemic is in its early days on the continent, Africa should “prepare for the worst” with the coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s director-general said Wednesday.African nations … [Read more...] about Coronavirus in Africa: How different countries are struggling with the outbreak
Former New York City mayor and onetime Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg announced Tuesday that his organization would commit $40 million to support “immediate action” to stop the spread … [Read more...] about Mike Bloomberg pledges $40M to fight coronavirus around the world, including Africa
Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA – “You need to get out or you will be stuck”: Tough piece of advice from travel agent Marlene Freiman to U.S. citizens visiting South Africa.Freiman, who works … [Read more...] about Coronavirus concerns in South Africa have travelers in fear of getting ‘stuck’ amid confusion by government
In a sweeping set of measures Sunday, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said visas of citizens from high-risk countries, including the United States, have been revoked to contain the coronavirus … [Read more...] about South Africa imposes coronavirus travel restrictions affecting US, other hard-hit countries
The nephew of the late Nelson Mandela – who happens to be a South African king – was arrested after allegedly going on an ax rampage in the palace, reports claim.Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo reportedly … [Read more...] about South African king goes on ax rampage in palace, targets regent son
While coronavirus sweeps around the world, taking thousands of lives, there are glaring regions that have no – or very few, compared to their population – known cases.In examining the spread of the … [Read more...] about Why do some countries still have next to no recorded outbreaks of coronavirus?
On December 21, 1988, Pam Am flight 103 was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie at the behest of Libyan government officials, claiming the lives of all 243 passengers and 16 crew onboard, as … [Read more...] about Family of Libyan terrorist involved in 1988 Pam Am bombing given go-ahead to appeal his conviction
The world's tropical forests are losing their capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, according to a new environmental study, raising alarms about the prospect of accelerating climate breakdown.The … [Read more...] about Tropical forests losing their ability to absorb carbon: study