Saturday, February 24

Africa

At Least 190 Dead After Second Passage of Cyclone Freddy in Southeast Africa
Africa, News

At Least 190 Dead After Second Passage of Cyclone Freddy in Southeast Africa

In southeastern Africa, the death toll continues to rise after the second pass of Cyclone Freddy. The government of Malawi, which was hardest hit, says at least 190 people have already been killed. Several regions have been declared disaster areas. At more than 31 days, it is the longest-lasting storm on record. Cyclone Freddy made landfall in Mozambique for the second time on Sunday. Enormous amounts of rain, strong winds and flooding accompanied this. The cyclone then moved on to Malawi. In Malawi alone, at least 190 people have been killed recently. There are also nearly 600 injured and dozens missing. Many victims fell in the economic capital of Blantyre. In addition, several regions in the country's south have been declared disaster areas. This is also the case in the re...
South Africa Sells 1 Million Doses of Astrazeneca to 14 Other African Countries
Africa, News, South Africa

South Africa Sells 1 Million Doses of Astrazeneca to 14 Other African Countries

South Africa has sold one million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to 14 other African countries.   South Africa no longer wants the vaccine itself because, according to a study, it would not work sufficiently against the South African variant of the coronavirus. South Africa suspended its COVID-19 vaccination campaign in mid-February. In principle, this would happen with the AstraZeneca vaccine. Still, according to a study by a university in Johannesburg, the AstraZeneca vaccine has only "limited" effectiveness against the South African variant of the coronavirus. However, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) see no problem in using the AstraZeneca vaccine in countries where variants of the coronavirus are circulating. But the South African government said after the ...
Congo Announces Second Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Ever
Africa, Congo, News

Congo Announces Second Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Ever

In Eastern Congo, the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in the country's history has officially come to an end.   This was reported by a coordinator of the "Ebola response team". 2,280 people have been killed by the disease, which has raged in the region for nearly two years. But the country faces other massive health challenges, including a recent Ebola outbreak in the north. The fight against Ebola in the east of the country was complicated by widespread suspicion of aid workers and the new vaccine. For example, treatment centres for Ebola were attacked and burned to the ground. The insecurity of the region also made the fight against the disease more difficult. In Eastern Congo, rebel groups are constantly attacking villages, killing, looting and raping. Initially, the World H...
Two Shell Employees Abducted in Nigeria During Work
Africa, International, News, Nigeria

Two Shell Employees Abducted in Nigeria During Work

Two Shell employees were abducted in Nigeria on Thursday during a work trip. This happened at Rumuji in the Niger Delta.   Gas and oil company employees were attacked when they returned to the southern state of Rivers after a visit to the neighbouring state of Bayelsa. Police attack was murdered in the attack, a police spokesperson reported. The Nigerian branch of Shell confirms the attack on employees. , We support the police in their investigation of the incident. We cannot make any further announcements at this time, "said a spokesperson for Shell Nigeria. The police also let them know that they are trying to free the employees.