Covid clouds world New Year party

The world began ushering in 2022 on Friday after another tumultuous and pandemic-ridden year capped by new restrictions, soaring case numbers, and a slight glimmer of hope for better times ahead.The past 12 months saw a new US president, the first spectator-free Olympics, and dreams of democracy from Afghanistan to Myanmar and Hong Kong crushed by authoritarian regimes.But it was the pandemic — now entering its third year — that…

Covid-19: WHO optimistic about beating coronavirus in 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says he is optimistic that the coronavirus pandemic will be defeated in 2022, provided countries work together to contain its spread.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu warned against “narrow nationalism and vaccine hoarding” in a New Year statement.His comments come two years since the WHO was first notified of cases of an unknown pneumonia strain in China.Global Covid cases now stand at 287m, while nearly 5.5m…

Covid-19: WHO optimistic about beating coronavirus in 2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief says he is optimistic that the coronavirus pandemic will be defeated in 2022, provided countries work together to contain its spread.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu warned against “narrow nationalism and vaccine hoarding” in a New Year statement.His comments come two years since the WHO was first notified of cases of an unknown pneumonia strain in China.Global Covid cases now stand at 287m, while nearly 5.5m…

Covid clouds world New Year party

The world began ushering in 2022 on Friday after another tumultuous and pandemic-ridden year capped by new restrictions, soaring case numbers, and a slight glimmer of hope for better times ahead.The past 12 months saw a new US president, the first spectator-free Olympics, and dreams of democracy from Afghanistan to Myanmar and Hong Kong crushed by authoritarian regimes.But it was the pandemic — now entering its third year — that…

SPLM deputy information secretary Deng Mading dies from Covid-19

An SPLM deputy secretary for information has succumbed to coronavirus after battling the disease for more than a week in the capital Juba.Speaking to Radio Tamazuj this morning, the late’s elder son Mading Deng said Deng Mading Mijak died while receiving treatment at a hospital in Juba. “My father was tested positive for Coronavirus when he wanted to travel to Khartoum. So when he was tested positive for Covid-19, he…

SPLM deputy information secretary Deng Mading dies from Covid-19

An SPLM deputy secretary for information has succumbed to coronavirus after battling the disease for more than a week in the capital Juba.Speaking to Radio Tamazuj this morning, the late’s elder son Mading Deng said Deng Mading Mijak died while receiving treatment at a hospital in Juba. “My father was tested positive for Coronavirus when he wanted to travel to Khartoum. So when he was tested positive for Covid-19, he…

Gold mine collapse kills dozens in West Kordofan, Sudan

At least 38 people were killed and eight reported missing when a defunct private gold mine collapsed on top of them in Sudan’s West Sudan over the weekend, officials said.The death toll rose after further bodies were found during rescue efforts, said Ismael Tissou, spokesperson for the Sudanese Mineral Resources Company, early Wednesday.Tissou said the exact number of people buried is not clear. The Darsaya mine near al-Nahud, a town…

Sudan Security Forces Kill 4 Protesters as Thousands Rally

Sudanese security forces shot and killed four protesters on Thursday during demonstrations by tens of thousands who defied a security lockdown and severed communications to rally against military rule, medics said.For more than two months, pro-democracy activists have kept up a campaign of street demonstrations against a military takeover in October.A crackdown on the protests has now seen at least 52 people killed, according to the independent Sudan Doctors Committee,…