The new coronavirus variant has a high number of mutations that appear to make it more transmissible and help it evade immune responses.
The restrictions have sent shockwaves through South Africa's tourist industry, which has been looking to visitors from the wealthier northern hemisphere to bring in desperately-needed income.
Three politicians are protesting their detention and deprivation of their “basic human rights” since the October 25 coup, according to a coalition statement.
The government says it will take measures against those who spread information of any military movements that were not officially published by the government, warning of unspecified consequences.
Armed men had surrounded a court in the southern town of Sabha and prevented judges from looking into ex-leader Gaddafi's son's appeal after he was disqualified from running for president in the election.
US should refrain from spreading "defamation regarding Ethiopia", says government spokesperson Kebede Dessisa after Washington issued an alert about potential "terrorist attacks".
Currently identified as B.1.1.529, the new variant with "constellation of new mutations" has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong in travellers from South Africa.
43 people were killed and 16 villages burned down after a "dispute over camel looting" sparked violent clashes.
Commission delivers long-awaited report to President Barrow nine days before an election where ex-president Jammeh, who still has much backing, has urged his supporters to vote for an opposition coalition.
Detained Prime Minister Hamdok was reinstated after agreeing to partner with the military to "stop the bloodshed" but protest organisers have cried "treason".
Sudan’s ousted prime minister was back to work after reaching a deal with coup leaders. But he will have a hard time easing the wrath of opposition forces, experts say.
At least eight people have been killed and several others wounded in an attack claimed by Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab group.
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