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Voting starts in Djibouti presidential elections

Voting has started in Djibouti where President Ismail Omar Guelleh is seeking a fifth term. An election observer from the Arab League mission Mounir El Fassi has been quoted by AFP as saying that everything...

Expert says fentanyl did not kill George Floyd

George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen during his arrest, a doctor at the trial of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis has said. Contradicting the defence, Dr Martin Tobin said fentanyl did not...

Adherence to Covid-19 guidelines key to taming virus: Africa CDC

The Director of Africa Center for Disease Control (Africa CDC) Dr. John Nkengasong says he is optimistic that Kenya will flatten the third wave curve of Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking on the weekly update on Covid-19...

Dispelling misinformation, countering vaccine hesitancy vital to beat COVID-19

Addressing misinformation and countering vaccine hesitancy features prominently in a political declaration launched at the United Nations General Assembly, as countries pledged to “work together as one” to defeat the pandemic, and help people...

Navalny ‘losing sensation in legs and hands’

The health of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is deteriorating and he is beginning to lose sensation in his legs and hands, his lawyer says. Vadim Kobzev said Navalny, who is in a penal colony...

Myanmar ambassador to UK ‘locked out’ of embassy

Myanmar's ambassador in London has spent the night in his car after saying he was locked out of his embassy. Kyaw Zwar Minn said staff were asked to leave the building by Myanmar's military attaché...

Blood clot is ‘very rare AstraZeneca side effect’

The EU's medicines regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as a very rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19. After a study looking at 86 such cases in the EU, the...
Covid-19 raises risk of depression and dementia

Covid-19 raises risk of depression and dementia

People diagnosed with Covid-19 in the previous six months were more likely to develop depression, dementia, psychosis and stroke, researchers have found. A third of those with a previous Covid infection went on to develop...

Covid: Brazil records more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours for first time

Brazil has recorded more than 4,000 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours for the first time, as a more contagious variant fuels a surge in cases. Hospitals are overcrowded, with people dying as they wait for...

Trust regulator on AZ vaccine safety, Johnson says

People should get their Covid-19 jab when invited, the PM has said, amid concerns about potential side effects of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Boris Johnson said getting vaccinated was "the key thing" and the regulator's advice...
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