2 Protesters Killed at Anti-Coup Rally in Sudan, Doctors Committee Says

Two demonstrators were shot dead in Sudan’s capital Wednesday at a protest over the military's recent coup, according to a pro-democracy doctors’ group.The Central Doctors’ Committee said dozens of other protesters sustained gunshot wounds.The shootings occurred as protesters gathered across Khartoum and other cities to demonstrate against the October 25 military takeover.Witnesses said security forces fired tear gas at protesters in several places. They also said mobile phone lines in…

South Sudan to receive 60,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines today

South Sudan is expected to receive its third batch of 60,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines on Tuesday, a World Health Organization (WHO) official revealed over the weekend.According to WHO, the 60,000 AstraZeneca vaccines are a donation from the government of France to the people of South Sudan.Speaking to journalists in Juba on Sunday, WHO’s Covid-19 Incident manager in South Sudan, Dr. Sacha Bootsman, said the 60,000 doses of AstraZeneca…

Mass protests in Sudan, doctors report five dead in Khartoum

Tens of thousands of Sudanese today joined the Marches of the Millions against the military coup of October 25. Videos of mass demonstrations that took place in Khartoum, Omdurman, Khartoum North, and also in other state capitals are circulating on social media. According to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors, five people were killed In Khartoum. In a first reaction, the US Embassy in Khartoum condemned the excessive use of…

Hospital refuses to treat East Darfur political detainees with COVID-19

According to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors (CCSD), five of the officials and political activists who have been detained in East Darfur since October 26 have fallen sick with COVID-19. The only hospital in the vicinity equipped to treat coronavirus patients refused to admit them, citing the non-approval from the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) command.In a statement yesterday, the doctors reported that five of the people being held in…

U.S. brokers J&J-COVAX deal to send vaccines to conflict zones -Blinken

Published by ReutersBy Humeyra Pamuk and Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday the United States has brokered a deal between Johnson & Johnson and the COVAX vaccine-sharing program for the delivery of the company's COVID-19 vaccine to people living in conflict zones. He announced the agreement at the opening of a meeting of global foreign ministers convened by Washington on the COVID-19 pandemic, but…

Aweil hospital workers resume work after protest

Over 80 health workers at the Aweil Civil Hospital in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State have resumed their duties after brief protests on Monday, threatening more protests if their grievances are not resolved.The workers protested a delay in the payment of their October incentives by the national government and the Malaria Consortium.“We have returned to the work, but we are still not comfortable. We protested yesterday because we are not…

30 private schools are candidates for pilot in-person classes — DepEd

Published by Philippine StarPhilstar.com November 9, 2021 | 1:24pm MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education said Tuesday some 30 private schools have been nominated to possibly join the resumption of limited face-to-face classes this month. DepEd had secured President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval for a pilot run on in-person classes, more than a year since schools were shut due to the coronavirus pandemic. The agency has completed its list of…

ISS astronauts return to Earth in SpaceX craft

Published by The Bangkok PostWASHINGTON: A SpaceX capsule carrying four diaper-wearing astronauts back to Earth after six months on the International Space Station landed on Monday off the coast of Florida, a Nasa live broadcast showed. The Dragon capsule’s toilet had developed a leak. Hanging from four huge parachutes, the capsule landed in the Gulf of Mexico at 10.33 pm (10.33am Tuesday Thailand), marking the end of the “Crew-2” mission.…