South Africa

More omicron variant symptoms revealed

South Africa's rapid increase in COVID-19 cases attributed to the new omicron variant is resulting in mostly mild symptoms, doctors say. “We've seen a sharp increase in cases for the past 10 days. So far they have mostly …

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New Covid variant: How worried should we be?

In recent days, world media have been talking about a new strain of coronavirus from South Africa called "omicron". The latest is the most heavily mutated version discovered so far - and it has such a long list of mutations that it …

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BRICS concerned about development in Afghanistan

Today, at the BRICS online summit, the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are discussing the latest developments in Afghanistan, as well as the fight against terrorism and international crime

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South Africa detects new coronavirus variant

South African scientists have detected a new coronavirus variant with multiple mutations but are yet to establish whether it is more contagious or able to overcome the immunity provided by vaccines or prior infection. The new variant, …

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Brazilian scientists propose to fight pandemic under the auspices of BRICS

Geopolitics and international relations have undergone several transformations throughout the 20th century. The first two decades of the 21st century marked the resurgence of other powers, with the reappearance of Russia and China: Russia recovering part of its sphere of influence in its surroundings; and China consolidating itself as a global economic power, both of which play an important role on the geopolitical board, Edgar Gandra and Charles Pennaforte, Professors at the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPEL), Brazil, write for Modern Diplomacy

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Turkish urges South Africa to support Nagorno-Karabakh peace

A Turkish diplomat has asked South Africa to support Turkey's efforts in promoting a peaceful resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through mediation, Daily Sabah writes in the article Turkish envoy urges South Africa to support Nagorno-Karabakh peace

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Putin arrives in Johannesburg for 10th BRICS summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in South Africa. The presidential plane landed in the country’s main airport, named after South African politician and former President of the African National Congress Oliver …

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