Niger village attacks death toll rises to 137

Niger village attacks death toll rises to 137

Niger village attacks death toll rises to 137 The government in Niger says the number of people now known to have been killed in attacks on Sunday by suspected Islamist militants is 137. Three villages were targeted, close to the

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Covid-19: France, Germany and Italy suspend AstraZeneca vaccine

Covid-19: France, Germany and Italy suspend AstraZeneca vaccine

Germany, France and Italy have halted rollouts of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, after a series of incidents in Europe involving blood clots. They join several smaller European nations who have halted vaccinations as a precaution while checks are made. The World

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COVID-19: Blood clot reports in Europe prompt investigation into Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

COVID-19: Blood clot reports in Europe prompt investigation into Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine European countries – including Denmark, Norway, Austria and Italy – have suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab after reports of blood clots in vaccinated people. The European Medicines Agency is now launching an investigation but at present there

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Denmark suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine as ‘precautionary measure’

Denmark suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine as ‘precautionary measure’

AstraZeneca vaccine Denmark is suspending the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for two weeks as it investigates reports of some patients developing blood clots after being inoculated, days after several other EU countries suspended use of a specific batch of the vaccine.

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#AbolishTheMonarchy trends after Meghan’s tell-all with Oprah sparks Twitter revolt

#AbolishTheMonarchy trends after Meghan’s tell-all with Oprah sparks Twitter revolt

The royal family Anger over Meghan Markle’s claims that she was mistreated by the British royal family has spilled over into Twitter, with many social media users calling for the abolition of the monarchy. In an explosive interview with Oprah

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Senegal protests: The country is ‘on the verge of an apocalypse’

Senegal protests: The country is ‘on the verge of an apocalypse’

Demonstrations like this one on Friday in the capital, Dakar, began on Wednesday A top Senegalese official whose job is to settle conflicts has said the country is on a dangerous precipice after four days of protests left at least

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COVID-19 :Russia announces Ghana’s registration of Sputnik V Vaccine

COVID-19 :Russia announces Ghana’s registration of Sputnik V Vaccine

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has announced the registration of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Ghana. The vaccine was approved under the Emergency Use Authorization procedure – a

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Students missing after gunmen attack Nigerian school

Students missing after gunmen attack Nigerian school

Students missing in Nigeria Reports from the north-central Nigerian town of Kagara in Niger state say gunmen have stormed a boys’ boarding secondary school and abducted a yet to be known number of students and staff. A local official at

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Malawi president fires head of Covid taskforce

Malawi president fires head of Covid taskforce

President Lazarus Chakwera has ordered an audit of funds Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has fired the co-chair of a taskforce overseeing government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, amid allegations over misuse of 6 billion Malawi Kwacha ($7.7m; £5.6m). The co-chair

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Senegal receives China’s Covid vaccine

Senegal receives China’s Covid vaccine

A night-time curfew is in place in Senegal’s capital, DakarImage caption: A night-time curfew is in place in Senegal’s capital, Dakar Senegal has received 200,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from Chinese company Sinopharm. President Macky Sall said the government

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