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Trump says he 'wanted Biden to be successful' in tackling COVID-19, blasts his successor's handling of the pandemic

Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images Former President Trump during a Fox Business interview blasted President Biden over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump said he wanted Biden to be "successful" in fighting the virus, but called the president's performance a "disaster." Trump was roundly criticized for downplaying the severity of COVID-19 during his White House tenure. Former President Donald Trump on Friday blasted President Joe Biden over what he described as his successor's "ine...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, China, Africa, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Biden, Donald Trump, Fox Business Network, Fox Business, Trump


South Africa says it has been 'punished' rather than 'applauded' for detecting the new Omicron variant

A passenger looks at an electronic flight notice board displaying cancelled flights at Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on November 27, 2021, after several countries banned flights from South Africa following the discovery of a new coronavirus variant Omicron.Phill Magakoe/Getty Images South Africa said it is being punished for detecting the new coronavirus variant Omicron. The US, UK, and Europe have introduced travel restrictions on southern African countries. "Excellent science ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, News, Australia, Africa, US, International, Trends, European Union, Bbc, South Africa, News UK, Zimbabwe, Who, World Health Organization


Europe considers a flight ban on southern Africa over new coronavirus variant rapidly spreading there

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.Reuters A new coronavirus variant — B.1.1.529 — is rapidly spreading in southern Africa. It's prompting the European Commission to consider a flight ban from the region. The UK restricted travel to and from six southern African countries on Thursday. The European Union is considering an "emergency brake" flight ban on southern African countries, citing a new coronavirus variant rapidly spreading there."The EU Commission will propose, in c...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, UK, Science, News, Africa, Trends, European Union, South Africa, News UK, European Commission, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Alexandra Ma, EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen


UK suspending flights from 6 African countries over new coronavirus variant fears: 'Our scientists are deeply concerned'

Britain's Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid.Andrew Matthews/Pool/Reuters A new coronavirus variant has been identified in Botswana and South Africa. Dubbed "B.1.1.529," it has many mutations, concerning scientists and the World Health Organization. The UK instituted travel restrictions on Thursday for six African countries following the news.  The United Kingdom has added six African countries to its "red" travel list and temporarily suspended flights over concerns about a new ...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Abc, US, Trends, Bbc, Britain, South Africa, United Kingdom, Delta, Zimbabwe, Who, World Health Organization, Sajid Javid, Botswana


‘We are protected by prayers’: the sects hampering southern Africa’s vaccine rollout

With millions of followers, the stance of some Apostolic church leaders threatens to undermine fight against CovidHymnal melodies reverberate around the hillside in Kuwadzana, a Harare suburb. On a blisteringly hot Saturday, members of the Apostolic church, dressed in white, hum and sing together.Songs, long prayers and a little Bible reading punctuate the outdoor service. It’s a spectacle for passersby. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, Religion, World news, Infectious Diseases, Christianity, Global development, Zimbabwe, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Harare, Kuwadzana, Coronavirus


After reevaluating humanity's fossil record, a group of experts designated a new species of human ancestor

An exhibit at the Neanderthal Museum in the town of Krapina, Croatia, February 25, 2010. Reuters/Nikola Solic After reevaluating the human fossil record, some experts designated a new type of human ancestor. This ancestor, Homo bodoensis, lived in Africa about 600,000 years ago and gave rise to modern humans. A study suggests that Homo bodoensis shared a common ancestor with Neanderthals and Denisovans. Humanity's family tree just got a makeover.After reevaluating a cadre of contentiou...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, London, News, France, China, Africa, Trends, South Africa, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Natural History Museum, Fossils, Neanderthals, Rhodes


Africa is poised to be a significant player in the new space age - especially when it comes to governance. Here's why.

The thin blue line of Earth's atmosphere appears on the horizon beyond the Red Sea and the Nile. NASA Professor Timiebi Aganaba believes Africa has an important role to play in a new space age. Governance is a particular area of interest for countries across the continent, she told Insider. But there are obstacles these countries must navigate to become competitive hubs for exploration. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are many unanswered questions about the real...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Russia, Nigeria, Africa, US, International, Trends, Nasa, Zimbabwe, Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Rwanda, Red Sea, Space Exploration Technologies


‘Our morgues are full’: Zimbabwe struggles with surge in Covid burials

Pressure on undertakers leads to widespread delays after record number of coronavirus infections and deaths last monthA group of women sing hymns at the cemetery in Harare as undertakers, dressed in Covid-19 protective gear, gently lower a white casket into the grave.“This world is not our home,” they sing, as relatives, standing a few metres away, mourn their loss. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, World news, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Zimbabwe, Harare, Coronavirus, COVID


A family of bears marched past a crowd to cool off in Lake Tahoe - a cute, but terrifying, example of our climate-crisis dystopia

Black bear cubs. Nicholas Hunter/Shutterstock A beachgoer earlier this month spotted a family of bears swimming in Lake Tahoe near tourists. But video of the encounter reveals how the growing dangers of the climate crisis are taking effect. As the planet's warming creates more and more extreme weather, humans aren't the only ones fleeing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Video showing a family of bears trudging past beachgoers and straight into Lake Tahoe may look c...
Tags: Science, Australia, Washington, Oregon, Russia, US, Trends, Zimbabwe, Lake Tahoe, Bears, Pacific Northwest, Heatwave, Climate Crisis, World Conservation Congress, Bear Cubs, Geert Jan van Oldenborgh


10,000-plus medical charts provides comparator for HIV prevention study in pregnant women

A review of more than 10,000 medical records in urban Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe has yielded important insight about pregnancy and neonatal outcomes in these communities as well as the frequency with which different complications occur. The data provide researchers conducting the DELIVER study a frame of reference for assessing the safety of daily PrEP and the monthly dapivirine ring in pregnant women but should be of value to local authorities as well.
Tags: Science, Zimbabwe, Malawi South Africa Uganda


Coronavirus live news: WHO vaccine experts to discuss AstraZeneca jab; German cases rising exponentially

Health body says it hasn’t found association between blood clots and Oxford jab; German expert adds that risk of AstraZeneca vaccine relatively lowBenefits of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh any risk, says EMAEurope’s caution over Oxford vaccine about more than the scienceWhich European states have paused AstraZeneca jabs?Cyrstal meth use rises in Zimbabwe during lockdownSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.18am GMT The European Medicines Agency will hold a news conference at 1300 GMT on ...
Tags: South Korea, Science, Eu, World news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Zimbabwe, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Seoul, Reuters, European Medicines Agency, Germany France Italy, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Households in Zimbabwe affected by fall armyworm are 12% more likely to experience hunger

CABI has led the first study to explore the income and food security effects of the fall armyworm invasion on a country -- revealing that in Zimbabwe smallholder maize-growing households blighted by the pest are 12% more likely to experience hunger.
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How the 4 biggest COVID-19 vaccines not available in the US compare with those that are

A health worker with a vial of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine in the Gaza Strip on February 24. Yousef Masoud/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Vaccines from the UK, Russia, China, and India are being used elsewhere to fight COVID-19. But they are not available in the US, which has only authorized jabs by US firms. Here is how the compare on metrics like ease of transport, efficacy, and cost. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US has authorized three types o...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Russia, India, US, Trends, Thailand, News UK, US FDA, Zimbabwe, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson


Botswana says it has solved mystery of mass elephant die-off

Elephants may have ingested toxins produced by bacteria found in waterholesHundreds of elephants died in Botswana earlier this year from ingesting toxins produced by cyanobacteria, according to government officials who say they will be testing waterholes for algal blooms next rainy season to reduce the risk of another mass die-off.The mysterious death of 350 elephants in the Okavango delta between May and June baffled conservationists, with leading theories suggesting they were killed by a roden...
Tags: Science, Biology, Animals, Africa, Environment, World news, Conservation, Zimbabwe, Zoology, Botswana, Okavango


Eleven Elephants Were Found Dead in Zimbabwe And No One Knows Why

Park authorities in Zimbabwe are investigating the mysterious death of 11 elephants in the western region of the country after ruling out cyanide poisoning and poaching, according to a Sunday Associated Press report.Read more...
Tags: Science, Elephant, Elephants, Conservation, Zimbabwe, Sunday Associated Press, Eleven Elephants Were Found Dead


Coronavirus live news: Trump urges people to wear masks as China vaccine starts final tests

Sinovac vaccine becomes third worldwide to enter Phase 3 clinical trial; California cases set to overtake New York’s; Mike Pompeo attacks WHO. Follow the latest updatesTrump urges Americans to wear masksTrump says pandemic will ‘get worse’ at first Covid-19 briefing in monthsUS failure to report vital coronavirus data is hobbling responseCoronavirus vaccine tracker: how close are we to a vaccine?See all our coronavirus coverage 1.26am BST Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday im...
Tags: New York, Science, California, White House, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Zimbabwe, Donald Trump, Trump, Afp, Emmerson Mnangagwa


Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 450,000

John Hopkins says 450,435 have died; WHO condemns Napoli football fans’ celebrations as ‘reckless’; Beijing expert says new outbreak under controlBeijing outbreak may have started a month earlier than thoughtBrazil cases near 1mNew Zealand confirms one new caseSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.10pm BST A rogue Russian priest who denies the existence of Covid-19 has seized a convent in the Urals region and announced that he will only be removed by force.Father Sergei Romanov stormed the Sred...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Who, Napoli, John Hopkins, Coronavirus outbreak, 1mNew Zealand


Doctors sue Zimbabwe government over lack of Covid-19 protective equipment

Court application warns ‘many lives will be lost’ without urgent action to provide face masksThe Zimbabwean government has been taken to court over its failure to provide doctors working on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic with masks.The Zimbabwe Association for Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) is seeking to compel the authorities urgently to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical practitioners, warning that medics in the country’s troubled health sector will otherwise die...
Tags: Science, World news, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Zimbabwe, Global Health, Coronavirus outbreak


'We will starve': Zimbabwe's poor full of misgiving over Covid-19 lockdown

Unable to access state benefits, food and even running water as the country shuts up shop, people in Harare fear the worstCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNelson Mahunde, 70, trudges along the deserted streets of Harare’s central business district to collect his monthly pension.In one hand, he clutches a pension letter; with the other, he hold on firmly to his walking stick. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Africa, World news, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Zimbabwe, Food Security, Harare, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Coronavirus live news: death toll in Spain reaches 7,340 as Austria makes face masks compulsory for shoppers

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in self-isolation; Moscow announces lockdown of 12m people; Syria records first deathCoronavirus latest: at a glanceHungary passes law that critics say will let Orbán rule by decreeGlobal roundup: Moscow and Lagos in lockdownUK coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.15pm BST Who is most at risk from coronavirus, and why? The best thing to do when trying to understand a new virus like Covid-19 is to look at the data. 3.14pm B...
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Israel, Spain, UK News, World news, US news, Syria, Medical Research, Austria, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Moscow, Zimbabwe


Coronavirus news: global death toll passes 15,000 as total confirmed cases go above 350,000 - live updates

Zimbabwe records first death from coronavirus; Germany sees first sign exponential infection growth levelling off; Japan Olympics chief says postponement being consideredUK coronavirus live updatesCoronavirus: at a glanceWuhan eases lockdown as worldwide restrictions intensify A warning to Europe? Italy struggles to convince citizens of crisisSee all of our coronavirus coverage 2.17pm GMT The German embassy in Kabul has asked its citizens to leave Afghanistan due to Coronavirus pandemic, Akh...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Science, Germany, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, Afghanistan, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Refugees


Zimbabwe says 55 elephants have starved to death in 2 months

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe’s biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in search of food and water, authorities said Monday. “The problem is real, the situation is dire,” said National Parks and Wildlife […]
Tags: Science, News, Nation, Zimbabwe, HARARE Zimbabwe, National Parks and Wildlife


'Super-crops' win gold at Chelsea for charity backed by the Duchess of Sussex

Acharity supported by the Duchess of Sussex has planted climate change resilient super-crops in its gold medal winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.  The crops, which have been developed by scientists backed by UK aid, are also enriched with key vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A and iron, to tackle “hidden hunger” in developing countries.  They are on show at Camfed’s vibrant “Giving girls in Africa a space to grow” garden and have been bred to be resilient to drought, pests and disea...
Tags: UK, England, New York, Science, Africa, Chelsea, Zimbabwe, DFID, Harry, Telegraph, South Asia, Chelsea Flower Show, Sussex, The Telegraph, Rory Stewart, Watts


US 1 of 8 nations where child & adolescent health improved but maternal mortality worsened

The United States is one of only eight countries in the world where decreases in child and adolescent mortality over a 27-year period haven't also been matched by reductions in maternal mortality, according to a new scientific study. This divergent trend also was found in American Samoa, Canada, Greece, Guam, Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Zimbabwe. Of these countries, the United States had the largest increase in maternal mortality rate at 67.5%.
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Pattern of Mozambique storms 'unprecedented': UN

The back-to-back cyclones that have ravaged Mozambique are unprecedented in recorded history, the UN said Friday, as it planned to examine the country's defences against extreme weather in the light of climate change. Cyclone Kenneth, which smashed into northern Mozambique late Thursday, hit "an area where no tropical cyclone has been observed since the satellite era," the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a statement. Kenneth struck barely a month after Cyclone Idai cut a path o...
Tags: Science, Zimbabwe, Un, Mozambique, Kenneth, World Meteorological Organization WMO, Mozambique Malawi


Cyclone Idai: How the storm tore into southern Africa

Parts of southern Africa have been left devastated after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying towns and villages in its path.
Tags: Science, Africa, Zimbabwe, Cyclone Idai, Mozambique Malawi


'Inland Oceans' from One of Southern Hemisphere's Worst Storms Seen from Space

A deadly cyclone that hit southern Africa left extensive flooding that looked like "inland oceans" in images from space taken just days after the storm made landfall.Sentinel-1, a satellite mission that's part of the European Union's Earth-observation program, Copernicus, captured imagery on March 19 that showed far-reaching floodwaters around Mozambique's town of Beira on the coast of the Indian Ocean.Cyclone Idai could turn out to be "one of the worst weather-related disasters" in ...
Tags: Science, Africa, European Union, Earth, United Nations, European Space Agency, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Rohingya Muslims, Red Cross, Mozambique, Madagascar, Laos, Malawi, Midwest, U N World Food Program


Giant inland sea created by the disastrous Mozambique cyclone

Cyclone Idai left death, destruction, and a sprawling inland sea in its wake. The powerful tropical cyclone -- which struck Mozambique last Thursday as the equivalent of a Category 2 or 3 hurricane with winds of around 100 mph -- has left at least 150 dead and 600,000 in need of help in the flooded nation said the EU, though the Associated Press reports over 300 fatalities as of March 21 when accounting for deaths in neighboring Zimbabwe.The cyclone's widespread flooding -- in part overshado...
Tags: Science, Eu, Zimbabwe, Red Cross, Associated Press, Mozambique, Midwest, European Space Agency ESA, Beira, Southern Hemisphere, Jordan Peele, Beira Mozambique, Idai, Cyclone Idai, Jamie LeSueur, March 20th Mozambique Copernicus Sentinel


Rescue teams race to save hundreds trapped by Mozambique cyclone

Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique's port city of Beira with winds of up to 170 kph (105 mph) last Thursday, then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi, flattening buildings and putting the lives of millions at risk. At least 200 people have died in Mozambique and 98 in Zimbabwe, but the death toll is likely to rise as rescuers are still finding bodies. Roads in and around Beira were swamped and heavy rain was continuing to fall, complicating rescue efforts and meaning that aid had to be flown in by he...
Tags: Science, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Beira


Over 200 dead in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai, millions hit

MAPUTO/HARARE (Reuters) - The number of people killed in a powerful cyclone and flooding in Mozambique has risen above 200, more than doubling the country's death toll from a storm that could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters in the southern hemisphere. Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi said in a televised statement following a cabinet meeting on the disaster on Tuesday that the death toll after Cylone Idai now stood at more than 200, up from 84. Winds of up to 170 kph (105 ...
Tags: Science, Africa, United Nations, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Reuters, Filipe Nyusi, MAPUTO HARARE, Cylone Idai



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