Several countries impose travel restrictions as new variant detected in South Africa raises global alarm.
State media shows Abiy wearing army fatigues, saying morale is high and Tigrayan forces have been pushed back.
Biden calls for intellectual property waivers on COVID vaccines
World Trade Organization negotiations over waivers are currently deadlocked amid opposition by some wealthy nations.
Black Friday is back but with thinner crowds, fewer discounts
A shift online, COVID fears and less-steep discounts have thinned crowds on the day after the US Thanksgiving holiday.
Merck’s COVID pill shows lower efficacy in updated study
Drugmaker says final analysis of trial results showed molnupiravir showed 30 percent risk reduction.
Wall Street closes sharply lower on new variant fear
The Dow dropped more than 1000 points before closing down 905 points while the S&P 500 had its worst day since February.
‘Finding scapegoats’: S Africa slams ‘unjustified’ travel bans
Health minister says countries’ move to impose curbs on it because of newly identified coronavirus variant is draconian.
French army convoy blocked by Burkinabe protesters reaches Niger
Stopping of convoy came amid rising anger over failure of local and international forces to contain escalating violence.