Africa Centre for Disease Control condoles Malawi over the death of two Cabinet ministers

  Late Belekanyama and Mia By Evance Chisiano, MANA Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has condoled Malawian leader, Lazarus Chakwera and the people of Malawi on the death of two Cabinet ministers who passed away Tuesday morning due to COVID-19. Africa CDC Director, Dr. John Nkengasong announced the condolence during a video press conference on South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) News Channel on Thursday in which he was updating on Coronavirus vaccine to be rolled out soon among…

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Trump’s disastrous end to his shocking presidency

Analysis by Stephen Colliowon, CNN Donald Trump is leaving US presidency in a vortex of violence, sickness and death and more internally estranged than it has been for 150 years. The disorientating end to his shocking term has the nation reeling from a Washington insurrection. The FBI warned on Monday of armed protests by pro-Trump thugs in 50 states, which raise the awful prospect of a domestic insurgency. Lawmakers have been briefed about a plot to surround the US…

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Vice-President Pence under pressure to remove Trump immediately

Pence (right) under pressure to remove his boss * Impeachment article has 200 co-sponsors — US Rep. Maravi Express The House of Representatives’ rules committee was as of Tuesday debating a resolution that was calling on Vice-President Mike Pence to convene the Cabinet and remove President Donald Trump from office before his term expires next week. The BBC reports that Pence is under pressure to invoke an obscure amendment to force out his boss and if he fails to…

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Dwarf giraffe discovered in Namibia

The dwarf giraffe (right) looks like a one-year-old * First such animal was spotted in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park in 2017 * The animals were documented during photographic surveys routinely conducted determine numbers * These dwarf giraffe have shorter legs than others of similar age, look like one-year-olds By Adam Hartman, Namibian A dwarf giraffe, one of only two in Africa, was discovered on a private farm near Okahandja last July, a recently published report by researchers from…

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Impeachment article formally introduced to Congress

Donald Trump, will he leave in disgrace? BBC A resolution to impeach Trump for his role in last week’s violence was formally introduced by Democrats during the brief pro forma session that took place in the House of Representatives on Monday. The document accuses Trump of “incitement of insurrection,” and claims that Trump actively encouraged violence at the US Capitol. The article points to several false claims Trump made, including that the election was “stolen” from him and that…

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip receive COVID-19 vaccines as UK records 80,000 coronavirus deaths

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh * Royal officials said they took the rare step of commenting on the monarch’s health to prevent inaccuracies * The UK is the world’s first nation to begin a mass vaccination drive against COVID-19 * The Government is aiming to deliver doses to 15 million people by mid-February AP/Reuters Buckingham Palace officials said in a statement that the 94-year-old Queen Elizabeth and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, 99, received their COVID-19…

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Missing planes: An inside look at the team that finds them

* Posted Tuesday, December 8, 2020 * ‘You’re hoping you get there soon enough’ By Shannon Mullane, The Herald If you ever see Mark Young, commander of the National Radar Analysis Team, part of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, rush into a coffee shop and pull out his computer, odds are he is setting up to track a missing aircraft as part of a national recovery or rescue attempt. Young is commander of the nation’s only…

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Indonesia passenger plane reported missing after take off

Maravi Express A passenger plane with more than 50 people on board has gone missing after take-off from the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The BBC reports that Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737 lost contact en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province. Quoting flight tracking website Flightradar24.com, the BBC says the aircraft had lost more than 3,000m (10,000ft) in altitude in less than a minute. The transport ministry said search and rescue efforts were under way. The flight is reported to…

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Trump says he will not attend Biden’s inauguration

Barack Obama attended Trump’s inauguration  * As he continues to spread baseless claims that election had widespread fraud * Democrats still working to determine the timeline for Trump’s  potential impeachment * Trump should resign immediately — former Secretary of State Colin Powell The Guardian and USA Today Donald Trump has just announced that he will not be attending Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20, just a day after acknowledging he will soon be leaving office. “To all of those…

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China blocks WHO’s COVID-19 inspection mission

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has criticised China * A team of scientists were already on their way to China By Euronews, AP   China has failed to grant permission for international inspectors to visit Wuhan as part of a study into the origins of the deadly coronavirus, according to World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Speaking on Tuesday, Dr Tedros said that a number of the team of scientists were already on their way to the Chinese city where…

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