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Thailand bans travellers from eight African countries over Omicron COVID-19 variant

Thailand said Saturday it will ban travellers from eight southern African countries where a new Covid-19 strain has emerged. The World Health Organisation has named the new “variant of concern” Omicron, and scientists are racing to understand it and whether vaccines need adjustments. The variant has already reached Asia and Europe with one case in […]

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Nigerian journalist confronts Liverpool coach for branding AFCON ‘little tournament’

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has given reasons for branding the Africa Cup of Nations tournament as a “little tournament” after a Nigerian journalist confronted him. Ojora Babatunde of OJB Sports had said, “Hi Jurgen, during your last pre-match presser, you deliberately called the Africa Cup of Nations a ‘little tournament’. “I think it’s an insult […]

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Four wounded in Jerusalem shooting

At least four people were wounded on Sunday morning in a gun attack in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israeli police said. “A terrorist armed with a Carlo-type weapon (a submachine gun) carried out a shooting in the Old City,” police said in a statement, adding that the attacker had been “neutralised”, but without specifying […]

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