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AstraZeneca COVID jab ‘less effective against S Africa variant’

Al Jazeera 07 Feb 2021
The statement on Saturday came after the Financial Times reported that the vaccine failed to prevent mild and moderate disease caused by the variant first identified in South Africa ... The FT noted that none of the more than 2,000 mainly healthy and young participants in the trial had been hospitalised or died.
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Why Tom Cruise, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan won’t stay away from the UAE

Gulf News 31 Jan 2021
The UAE reels in ... IANS ... “Dubai Studio City has welcomed major Hollywood blockbusters, such as ‘Star Trek Beyond’ and ‘Mission Impossible’, since its establishment more than 15 years ago and there are some exciting shows in the works here, thanks to its 22 million sq ft space that boasts the biggest sound stages in the Middle East and North Africa.” ... .
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Coronavius: Moderna shares surge as it says it is working on new vaccine against South African variant

Yahoo Daily News 25 Jan 2021
Pharma giant Moderna’s (MRNA) shares surged as it said it is working on a new COVID-19 vaccine to tackle the strain found in South Africa ... V2, which emerged in South Africa, and B.1.1.7, which was first discovered in the UK. But, according to an FT report, Moderna said the current ...
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Dozens of migrants scale fence into Spain’s Melilla enclave

Metro USA 19 Jan 2021
The migrants, all from sub-Saharan Africa and nine of whom sustained injuries that required hospital treatment, were among around 150 who tried to climb over the six-metre (20-ft) fence. Melilla and Ceuta – a second Spanish enclave also on Africa’s northern coast ...
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Dozens of migrants scale fence into Spain's Melilla enclave

Yahoo Daily News 19 Jan 2021
The migrants, all from sub-Saharan Africa and nine of whom sustained injuries that required hospital treatment, were among around 150 who tried to climb over the six-metre (20-ft) fence. Melilla and Ceuta - a second Spanish enclave also on Africa's northern coast - are popular crossing points for illegal African migrants trying to get into Europe ... .
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The lost decade: Voices of the Arab Spring on what happened next

The Los Angeles Times 16 Jan 2021
It took the 24-year-old activist a split second to comprehend what was happening ... So I started ... In 2011, there were about 8 million people in the Middle East and North Africa living below a poverty line of $1.90 a day ... Additional reporting by Heba Saleh, FT North Africa correspondent ... FT and Financial Times are trademarks of the Financial Times Ltd.
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Ten fast growing tourist destinations in Ghana

Ghana Business News 11 Jan 2021
It is the highest waterfall in Ghana and the tallest in West Africa ... The Wli waterfalls is the highest water fall in West Africa ... Part of the Agumatsa sub-range of the West Africa Mountains, its summit is 885 metres (2,904 ft) above sea level ... Many such forts were built in Africa, but Prinzenstein is one of the few that lies east of the Volta River.
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Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Alibaba, hasn't been seen in two months after the ...

Business Insider 05 Jan 2021
And later in November, Ma was replaced as a judge on final episode of a talent show he founded, "Africa's Business Heroes," the Financial Times reported. The FT noted that Ma's photo was removed from the show's webpage and he wasn't included in the promotional video.
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400-yr-old Hathyan tree closed to public; activists demand free access

The Siasat Daily 25 Dec 2020
... Golconda ruler Quli Qutub Shah was brought from Madagascar in Africa ... Native to Madagascar, some parts of the mainland, sub-Saharan Africa and Australia, the baobab is known for not just its towering height (up to 98 ft), but also girth (up to 36 ft) and life span (3,000 years).
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What will €595,000 buy in Dublin, Greece, SA, Sweden and Montenegro?

The Irish Times 11 Dec 2020
DNG is seeking €595,000 for this three-bedroom property at 25 Larkfield Grove in Harold’s Cross, extending to 103sq m (1,114sq ft) ... Extending to 389sq m (4,187sq ft) the property, which has been completely refurbished, features a 12m heated swimming pool and potential for rental income due to its coastal location ... SOUTH AFRICA.
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What will €595k buy in Dublin, Greece, South Africa, Sweden and Montenegro?

The Irish Times 11 Dec 2020
DNG is seeking €595,000 for this three-bedroom property (below) at 25 Larkfield Grove in Harold’s Cross, extending to 103sq m (1,114sq ft) ... Agent savills.com This four-bedroom villa extending to 250sq m (2,691sq ft) sits on a large site with a swimming pool on the party island of Mykonos SOUTH AFRICA.
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2021 MTV Africa Music Awards nominees revealed

Independent online (SA) 10 Dec 2020
MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 (MAMA) has revealed Africa’s top acts with first nominees list ... Sho Madjozi (South Africa). Busiswa (South Africa) ... Kabza De Small (South Africa) ... Master KG (South Africa) ... Blaq Diamond (South Africa) ... Kabza De Small / DJ Maphorisa (South Africa) ... Niniola ft Busiswa (Nigeria / SA) – Africa Day Benefit Concert.
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Clean sweep for SA in netball Test series

Beijing News 29 Nov 2020
South Africa made a clean sweep of the three-match SPAR Challenge Netball Test series against Malawi on Sunday with a record-breaking 41-goal win in the third and final Test at the Sun City Superbowl ... South Africa 14-9 Malawi ... South Africa 36-16 Malawi ... South Africa 56-20 Malawi. FT. South Africa 69-28 Malawi ... South Africa ... South Africa ... South Africa.
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