Russia to formally annex 4 regions of Ukraine Friday

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia on Friday will formally annex occupied parts of Ukraine where it held Kremlin-orchestrated “referendums” in which it claimed that residents had voted overwhelmingly to live under Moscow’s rule. The Ukrainian government and the West have denounced the

South African workers march in capital against inflation

South African workers on Wednesday demonstrated against the country’s rising cost of living including record-high fuel prices and increased costs for basic foods. About 1,000 workers marched to the Union Buildings, the seat of government in the capital Pretoria, calling for President

Zimbabwe votes in by-elections seen as test for ruling party

Zimbabweans voted Saturday in key parliamentary and municipal by-elections seen as a test for President Emmerson Mnangangwa’s ruling party in next year’s general polls. The polls had generated so much interest in the run-up that Mnangangwa led various campaign rallies to shore

Zimbabwe renews COVID vaccination drive, targets school kids

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has launched a new COVID-19 vaccination campaign that includes jabbing children aged 12 and above to rescue a drive faltering due to vaccine hesitancy and complacency. This week schools in the southern African country have become vaccination

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