India’s Hetero Wins Approval To Launch COVID-19 Drug Favipiravir

India's Hetero Labs Ltd said it received local regulatory approval to launch its version of anti-viral drug favipiravir for the treatment of COVID-19. The drug, priced at 59 rupees (79 US cents) per tablet, will...

Boris Johnson Orders New England COVID Lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered England into a new national lockdown to try to slow a surge in COVID-19 cases that threatens to overwhelm parts of the health system before a vaccine...

7 Killed In Nigerian Airforce Plane Crash After Reported Engine Failure

A small Nigerian air force passenger plane crashed just outside Abuja airport after reporting engine failure on Sunday, killing all seven people on board, the air force said. The plane, a Beechcraft King Air 350i,...

Taiwan: Dozens killed as train crashes and derails in tunnel

The latest reports from the National Fire Agency say 490 people were on the train, with 48 dead and some 66 injured. ‘Sudden violent jolt’ The crash took place at about 09:00 local time (01:00 GMT). Some...

UN: Ethiopian, Eritrean Troops Behind Possible ‘War Crimes’

United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet is calling on Ethiopia to grant UN monitors access to the Tigray region to investigate reports of continuing killings and sexual violence that may amount to war...

George Floyd killer Derek Chauvin asks for new trial

The white former Minneapolis police officer convicted last month of the murder of the black man George Floyd has requested a new trial. Derek Chauvin’s legal team have filed court documents alleging misconduct by both...

Covid: Brazil has 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...

COVID-19: SA Cases Pass 200,000

Coronavirus cases in South Africa have passed the 200,000 mark. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said four provinces were at risk of a surge adding that a lockdown for the provinces was a possibility. The affected provinces...

Tanzania Swears In New President After Sudden Death Of Magufuli

Tanzania’s soft-spoken Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Friday was sworn in as the East African country’s first female president after the sudden death of John Magufuli from an illness shrouded in mystery. “I, Samia...

Nigeria Army Accuses International Aid Agency Of Feeding Boko Haram Terrorists

An international aid agency has been shut down in Nigeria after army bosses accused it of “aiding and abetting” terrorists in the country’s war-torn northeast region. Military spokesman Ado Isa said Action Against Hunger gave...