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Suez Canal ship held over $900m compensation claim

Egypt will impound the giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal last month until its Japanese owner pays $900m (£652m) in compensation. One of the Ever Given's insurers, UK Club, said the Suez Canal...

WHO urges halt to sale of live wild mammals in food markets

The World Health Organization called on Tuesday for a halt to the sale of live wild mammals in food markets to prevent the emergence of new diseases such as Covid-19. The WHO said because traditional...

US seeks China climate deal ahead of summit

US envoy John Kerry is heading to Shanghai to woo China in advance of a climate summit President Joe Biden is hosting next week. After a major diplomatic row at the UN, both sides hope...

US urged to pause use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

US health authorities are calling for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, after reports of extremely rare blood clotting cases. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said six cases...

Somali Lower House of Parliament vote to extend President’s term

Somalia’s Lower House of Parliament has voted to approve a bill to extend President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s term in office by two years. The controversial special election bill was overwhelmingly approved by 149 members. It...

China reiterates promise to support international community efforts to defeat covid-19

China has yet again reiterated its commitment to joint efforts to slay the covid-19 disease. The country’s Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi emphasizing that China will stand in solidarity with other countries while offering...

Africa needs new health public order to tackle infectious disease threats

Africa Center for Diseases Control (Africa CDC) Director Dr. John Nkengasong has said that Africa needs 1.3 billion vaccine doses annually to cater to the continent's needs in reducing the disease burden through vaccination....

Chad president seeks sixth term amid a boycott

People in Chad have been voting in a presidential election that is expected to give one of Africa's longest-serving leaders a sixth term. President Idriss Déby, who seized power in a military coup in...

Police shooting sparks protests near Minneapolis

Protests have broken out near the US city of Minneapolis after police fatally shot a black man in a traffic stop. The man has been identified by relatives as 20-year-old Daunte Wright. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz...
President Kenyatta mourns Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburg

Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99, palace says

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. Buckingham Palace said: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband,...
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