Omicron and Vaccines: What You Should Know

Omicron is unlikely to have completely outsmarted the vaccines, experts say, even with its unusual array of mutations.There are a lot of unknowns, but they expect that the shots will still do what they do best: Keep people out of the hospital and out of the grave.Omicron raised alarms when it was first identified during a sharp spike in cases in South Africa. The World Health Organization added it to…

Omicron and Vaccines: What You Should Know

Omicron is unlikely to have completely outsmarted the vaccines, experts say, even with its unusual array of mutations.There are a lot of unknowns, but they expect that the shots will still do what they do best: Keep people out of the hospital and out of the grave.Omicron raised alarms when it was first identified during a sharp spike in cases in South Africa. The World Health Organization added it to…

Families of Pieri plane crash victims welcome court decision to hear case

The families of the 10 passengers who perished in a plane crash at the Pieri Airstrip in Uror County of Jonglei State in March on Wednesday welcomed a ruling by the High Court in Juba to continue hearing their case against the ill-fated plane’s owner, Ayi Duang Ayi. On March 2, a small aircraft (HK 4274) belonging to a local company, South Supreme Airline, crashed shortly after takeoff from an…

US Jobless Benefit Claims Remain at Low Level

WASHINGTON — First-time claims for U.S. unemployment compensation remained at a low level last week as employers retained their workers and searched for more as the United States continues its economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.The Labor Department said Thursday that 222,000 jobless workers made first-time claims for unemployment compensation, up 28,000 from the revised figure of 194,000 the week before, which was a 52-year low.Even with the increase in…

Renewed Sudan-Ethiopia border clashes

Renewed border clashes between Sudanese army troops and Ethiopian forces in El Fashaga, east of the Atbara River, in El Gedaref continued on Wednesday. Sources indicate that the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) aims to regain control of the Shai Beit camp in El Fashaga El Soghra. It is reported that Shai Beit is among the last three Ethiopian camps in Sudan that the army is seeking to restore.At least 20…

UJOSS trains journalists in human rights reporting

The Union of Journalists of South Sudan (UJOSS), with Support from UNMISS’ human rights division, on Wednesday, concluded a two-day training for 30 journalists from various Juba-based media houses in ethics and human rights reporting.Speaking during the closing of the workshop yesterday, UJOSS President Patrick Oyet Charles said the training will enable journalists to update their skills in reporting human rights issues."Things change, laws change and situations change and therefore…

NASA Astronauts Conduct Previously Postponed Spacewalk

Two astronauts with the U.S. space agency, NASA, left the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday to conduct a spacewalk to replace a broken antenna system, two days after the walk was postponed over concerns about space debris.NASA astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron stepped out of the ISS airlock early Thursday to replace the faulty antenna, used to communicate voice and data to ground control. The operation was expected to…

Kiir names brother-in-law deputy spy chief

President Salva Kiir in a raft of decrees read last night on the state broadcaster, South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC), named his brother-in-law, Major General Gregory Deng Kuac, as the new Deputy Director-General of the General Intelligence Bureau of the National Security Service (NSS).“In exercise of powers conferred upon me under section 17/1 of the NSS Act 2014, I Salva Kiir Mayardit, president of the Republic of South Sudan and…
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