The European Council has given its approval to the Conference on the Future of Europe. The Conference is aimed at evolving citizens in a wide-ranging debate on Europe’s future in the coming decade and beyond, including in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As regards the structure of the Congress,Continue Reading

On March 6, Pope Francis arrived in Iraq. The visit is historic as it marks the first time the Pope is visiting a foreign country since the pandemic began.  The trip will last for 4 days. “With love and peace, Iraq’s people and government are welcoming His Holiness Pope FrancisContinue Reading

Two cases of a new coronavirus variant that has a protein spike mutation that reportedly evades the immune system, have been detected in Malaysia. The Malaysian director general of health Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that variant, known as B.1.525, was found in two foreigners who had arrivedContinue Reading

Protestors took to streets in Senegal after the arrest of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. Sonko was arrested Wednesday heading to a hearing over allegations, that have been filed by a worker at a beauty salon. He denies the accusations and says the case aims to target and end his politicalContinue Reading

Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo has said that Children of Jihadist in Syrian refugee camps will be repatariated.  The Belgian Prime Minister stated that for minors who stay in the Al-Hol camp there is a significant risk they could become “the terrorists of tomorrow”. “The National Council ofContinue Reading

The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Jamaica has informed that the COVID-19 vaccines from India will arrive on March 8, instead of previous announced date of March 4.  The shipment of 50,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine has been made possible, courtesy of the generosity of the government ofContinue Reading

The Supreme Court of Chad has allowed the current Chad President Idris Deby to contest for a sixth term in the Presidential elections scheduled on 11 April 2021.  He faces nine other candidates who were qualified by the supreme court, including his main and historical rival, Saleh Kebzabo. Deby tookContinue Reading

South Sudan has extended partial lockdown in the country in a bid to contain the further spread of the COVID-19 cases. The partial lockdown will run until 3 April, according to the head of the Covid-19 national taskforce, Hussein Abdelbagi Akol. He termed the extension as “necessary to prevent widerContinue Reading

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that OVID-19 cases rose 9% last week over a 53-country region of Europe, reversing a trend of a six-week run of declines. Dr. Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director of Europe said that more than 1 million cases were tallied over the last week inContinue Reading

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has begun the review of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19.  The EMA said in a statement that EMA’s human medicines committee (CHMP) has started a rolling review of Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac), a COVID-19 vaccine1 developed by Russia’s Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology andContinue Reading