President Biden’s decision late last week to ban travel from eight southern African countries is unlikely to curb the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, an epidemiologist warns, and could even be counterproductive. “While it feels attractive to do a travel ban because it shows action and power and protecting our borders, it actually doesn’t really have a lot of public health impact,” Dr. Stefan Baral, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told Yahoo News.
The health secretary said the new variant was of 'huge international concern', amid fears it may have reached the UK.
The new variant that has been detected in South Africa and Botswana has experts worried.
With the first week of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, now over, the clock is ticking for world leaders to reach a meaningful agreement to curb global temperature rise and reduce greenhouse emissions. Yahoo News' Eve Hartley and David Knowles explain what COP26 has accomplished so far and what to expect as the summit draws to a close.
Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, India and Pakistan are among the countries easing tight restrictions before their outbreaks have peaked.
It’s been 12 years since South Africa brushed aside England in the World Cup Final, and the man who lifted the trophy for the Springboks in 2007 is confident of a repeat result.
Police in the South African city of Cape Town used water cannons Wednesday while dispersing and arresting hundreds of foreigners, including children, who have camped for weeks outside the U.N. refugee agency's office.
U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's Corp will invest $205 million in one African nation over the next five years, the company said on Friday.
Theresa May has been mocked after showing off her ‘maybot’ dance moves on the opening day of her Africa trade trip. Mrs May smiled and laughed throughout and later joined in with a second dance during her visit to the ID Mkize School.
Jacob Zuma, South Africa's former long-standing president, is to stand trial facing 16 separate charges of corruption
David Baloyi was identified by his sister-in-law after his remains were discovered on a private nature reserve.
Two white South Africans - Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson - have been sentenced to more than 10 years each in prison for forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to set him on fire. Farmer Willem Oosthuizen was sentenced to 11 years in prison, and his accomplice, Theo Jackson, was given 14 years.
Jonathan is thought to be the world’s oldest living creature and has been leading a happy life on the British Overseas Territory of St Helena.
Gabriella Engels, the 20-year-old South African model who accused Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe of attacking her with an extension cord at a hotel in Johannesburg, says she doesn’t understand what caused Mugabe to her “with so much hate” that she feared for her life. Engels claims she was assaulted by Mugabe on Sunday evening as she waited with two friends in a luxury Johannesburg hotel suite to meet one of Mugabe’s adult sons.
This is the extraordinary moment a “sexually frustrated” elephant kicked and threw a baby calf into the dirt for getting in the way of his love life. The huge bull was filmed lifting the tiny animal by its trunk and throwing it into the dirt before it returned to kick it over. Crying out in fear, the baby elephant was soon protected by two female elephants, who stood close in an attempt to head off the bullying male.