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Remembering Tagore, Nazrul Islam in East African nations

Bongo Shongho is celebrating the works of Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam by organizing an extravaganza on the annual Bijoya Sammelani

05 Jul 2021 10:50 AM

Delta Covid variant likely driving huge infection surge in South African province

The NICD on Friday said nationally there had been 18,762 new COVID-19 infections and 215 COVID-19 related deaths overnight

27 Jun 2021 9:08 AM

World's largest iceberg breaks off Antarctica: European Space Agency

The iceberg is around 170 kms long and 25 kms wide, with an area of 4,320 square kms, slightly larger than the Spanish island of Majorca

20 May 2021 2:33 PM

Sudan bans travellers from India, imposes other COVID-19 restrictions

Sudan's health emergency committee also warned that cases country could top 100,000-mark by mid-June if restrictions were not imposed

19 May 2021 12:37 PM

Ever Given starts to move in Suez Canal: maritime traffic tracking sites

Each day of the blockade could be costing global trade some $6-10 billion, according to a study published Friday by German insurer Allianz

29 Mar 2021 12:23 PM

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2 tugboats speed to Egypt’s Suez Canal as shippers avoid it

The tugboats will nudge the 400-meter-long Ever Given as dredgers continue to vacuum up sand from underneath the vessel

28 Mar 2021 1:55 PM

Over 200 vessels blocked as 'maritime traffic jam' grows outside blocked Suez Canal

An initial investigation showed the vessel ran aground due to strong winds and ruled out mechanical or engine failure as a cause

26 Mar 2021 11:22 PM

South Africa to store COVID-19 vaccines from India at secret place for fear of theft

South African government had secured 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from India

11 Jan 2021 1:20 AM

UK quarantines travelers from South Africa as one more Covid variant detected

Hancock said the new variant has ‘mutated further’ than the one that recently prompted the British government to tighten restrictions

23 Dec 2020 10:26 PM

African continent hits 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases

African health officials also worry that the continent will suffer as richer countries buy up supplies

19 Nov 2020 1:25 PM

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Poorer and developing nations face vaccine wait as West locks down supply

Based on advance purchase agreements signed with Pfizer, it is calculated that 1.1 billion doses had been snapped up by wealthy nations

18 Nov 2020 11:13 AM

Somalia names new PM, announces plan for national elections

Somalia had set itself the goal of holding its first fully democratic, one-man one-vote election since 1969

18 Sep 2020 3:41 PM

South Africa says 12 million 'probably' had coronavirus

Some South African experts suggest that Africa's most developed economy may be approaching herd immunity

17 Sep 2020 4:12 PM

Maduro announces arrest of 'American spy' near Venezuelan refineries

The arrest occurred after a 'plan to cause an explosion' was 'discovered and dismantled' at El Palito refinery, authorities say

12 Sep 2020 12:38 PM

Mauritius oil spill ship operator to pay $9.4 million

More than 1,000 tonnes of oil is believed to have leaked from the ship, with the rest siphoned out before it spilled

11 Sep 2020 11:36 AM

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UNICEF to lead global procurement, supply of COVID-19 vaccines

UNICEF is world's largest single vaccine buyer, procuring over 2 billion doses of various vaccines annually on behalf of nearly 100 nations

07 Sep 2020 10:34 AM

Ousted Mali president Keita leaves country as transition talks begin

West African leaders, fearing the coup could set a precedent that would undermine their power, initially insisted Keita be restored to power

06 Sep 2020 9:10 AM

Zimbabwe investigating deaths of 22 elephants, more expected

Zimbabwe has been facing successive climate-induced droughts in recent years, leaving animals with less water and vegetation for food

03 Sep 2020 10:58 AM

39 dolphins, 3 whales wash up on Mauritius after oil spill

Residents of Mauritius plan to march in the capital after weeks of demanding why the government didn’t act more quickly on the issue

29 Aug 2020 2:24 PM

Egypt to prosecute some 54 million who boycotted Senate vote

It is unlikely to lead to actual trials as Egypt does not have the financial means needed to prosecute such a large majority of the voters

27 Aug 2020 9:39 AM

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