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Omicron threat: How the world failed Africa, again

Gulf News 07 Dec 2021
... January 2017 decision of former US President Donald Trump to prevent citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries — three of them from Africa — to enter the US based on the flimsy and, of course, outright racist logic, that by doing so, the US would be able to fix its problems.
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Omicron-Infected People Not Permitted to Leave South Africa - Embassy

Urdu Point 07 Dec 2021
"South Africa follows and enforces globally recognised ... The embassy also said that South Africa respects the rights of other countries to take all necessary measures to protect their citizens.
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Erdan: ‘Does the UN see the murder of some Israeli citizens as justified?’

Cleveland Jewish News 07 Dec 2021
Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday, after it was revealed that the world body’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs had designated Eliyahu David Kay, who was murdered in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem’s Old City, a “settler” and that the office differentiated between a citizen’s murder and that of “settler citizens.”.
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Omicron-infected passengers ’not permitted to leave South Africa’

Independent online (SA) 07 Dec 2021
Moscow - People infected with the Omicron Covid-19 variant are not permitted to leave South Africa, the country's embassy in Moscow told Sputnik on Tuesday ... The embassy also said that South Africa respects the rights of other countries to take all necessary measures to protect their citizens.
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Erdan: ‘Does the UN See the Murder of Dome Israeli Citizens as Justified?’

The Algemeiner 07 Dec 2021
Kay, a 26-year-old immigrant to Israel from South Africa, was killed and four people were wounded in a combined shooting-stabbing terrorist attack at the Chain Gate near the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem on Nov ... The lives of all our citizens are equally important.”Related coverage.
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Commentary: Omicron proves the world fails to face global threats with global solutions

Johnson City Press 07 Dec 2021
President Joe Biden has spoken passionately about the “clear and urgent choice” we face as citizens of an interconnected world, asking the United Nations General Assembly in September whether we will work together, or fail to meet the challenges of our time ... Citizens of the world owe South Africa a debt of gratitude.
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Africa must invest in healthcare research and technologies - Discussants

Ghana News Agency 07 Dec 2021
Ann Njagi, the Media Outreach Consultant, copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Kumasi, said the webinar (virtual seminar) aimed at providing a platform for dialogue among citizens of Africa on their experiences, challenges, coping strategies and lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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NSW Omicron Covid-19 infections grow, source of 'mystery' cluster traced to Nigeria

RNZ 07 Dec 2021
It was Australia's first recorded community transmission of the variant, which was initially identified in southern Africa ... The Omicron variant was first identified in southern Africa and non-Australian citizens from eight countries there have been banned from travelling Down Under.
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Fears that further restrictions could devastate the economy as Covid-19 infections surge

Independent online (SA) 07 Dec 2021
Fears of a possible move to level 2 restrictions were sparked following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s statement that he would be meeting with the National Corona Command Council (NCCC) on his return from West Africa to review the state of the pandemic ... Beer Association of South Africa (Basa) chief executive Patricia Pillay said.
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Visiting Maldives? Country sees first case of Omicron variant

Live Mint 07 Dec 2021
The Maldives Health Protection Agency (HPA) confirmed that it had detected the Omicron virus after conducting genomic sequencing on samples taken from a tourist from South Africa who arrived in the country on November 27 ... It also informed that the Maldivian citizens and work ...
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Namibia detects 18 Omicron cases, destroys 150,000 jabs

The Philadelphia Inquirer 07 Dec 2021
Geingob called on citizens to get booster jabs after 18 Omicron cases were identified in the country, which neighbors South Africa where ...
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Omicron spread has countries debating new measures to contain virus

The National 07 Dec 2021
South Africa’s rate of positive tests climbed to 26.4 per cent, but the surge has not overwhelmed hospitals so far, prompting some cautious optimism that Omicron may cause mostly mild illness ... All citizens arriving from southern Africa will be quarantined in a special observatory, where they’ll face daily PCR testing, the agency said.
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Scientists Mystified at How Sub-Saharan Africa Avoids COVID

Mercola 07 Dec 2021
In response, the rest of the world immediately instituted travel bans to and from South Africa ... That number rose to 4,137 cases by January 2021 as citizens from South Africa were crossing the border during the holiday season.21 In addition to border crossings, the government had been releasing people early from quarantine over cost concerns.
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Rights group highlights Egypt's repression abroad

The New Arab 07 Dec 2021
Its research, including a report released in May, found Egypt to be the country with the highest rate of transnational repression in the Middle East and North Africa region. The NGO has tracked dozens of cases in which Egyptian intelligence agents have targeted their citizens ...
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eSwatini King Mswati III and his contingent
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Africans want consensual democracy – why is that reality so hard to accept?

Mail Guardian South Africa 06 Dec 2021
First, is there support for democracy in Africa? Second, what kind of democracy do people want? Third, why are the desires of African citizens so often silenced? ... Democracy in Africa has come under considerable pressure over the last decade ... Only 34% agreed that the government getting things done was more important than being accountable to citizens.
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