More Travel Restrictions as Omicron Variant Detected in Europe, Mideast

LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM — Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southern Africa. The discovery of the variant has sparked global concern, a wave of travel bans or curbs and […]

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Japan To Tighten Travel Restrictions For African Arrivals Due To New COVID-19 Variant

Japan will tighten restrictions on traveLlers from six African countries, after the discovery of a new COVID-19 variant in South Africa, the government’s top spokesman said yesterday. Starting today, travellers who have recently been to Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, or Zimbabwe, will be requested for a 10-day quarantine period, in a government-designated facility, […]

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Cameroonian Fishermen Harvest Invasive Aquatic Fern to Create Energy Source

DIZANGUÉ, CAMEROON — Cameroon’s largest lake, Lake Ossa, has been invaded by Salvinia molesta, an aquatic fern native to Brazil that hinders navigation, makes fishing impossible and blocks water access. To combat the spreading plant, a local aid group is training fishermen to harvest the fern and transform it into organic coal. Florent Tsanga and other fishermen […]

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