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US diplomats to boycott 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

The United States has announced a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in China. The White House said no official delegation would be...

Omicron: Japan bans foreigners as G7 sets to meet over new...

Japan, the world’s third-biggest economy, will close its borders to all foreigners, while Australia’s plans to re-open to skilled migrants were also in doubt...

South Africa says travel bans by foreign countries are ‘draconian, unjustified’

South Africa’s health ministry on Friday attacked a global rush to impose travel bans to slow the spread of a new Covid variant as...

US restricts flights from southern African countries over new COVID-19 variant

The US will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other southern African countries to try to contain a new COVID-19 variant spreading there. From...

New Covid variant named Omicron

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a new coronavirus variant to be "of concern" and named it Omicron. It had a large number of...

More countries ban South African flights over new variant

The new Covid variant detected in South Africa has led to countries restricting travel from the southern Africa region. Cases of B.1.1.529 have been documented...

Nigeria’s manufacturing sector records deficit of N4.3trn

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says that the value of imported goods into the country exceeds exports by N4.37 trillion in the second...

Canada grants asylum to refugees who hid Edward Snowden in Hong...

Canada Tuesday granted asylum to four people who hid former NSA contractor Edward Snowden in their tiny Hong Kong apartments when he was on...

$1.2m Fraud: Court remands Madu Ozoemena in prison

Justice S.S. Ogunsanya of the State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, remanded one Madu Ozoemena, who is being...

China: Man finds son snatched 24 years after

A man from China has been reunited with his son after a 24-year search that saw him travel over 500,000km (310,000 mi) on a motorbike...

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