First Private All-Civilian Orbital Spaceflight Set for Wednesday?

WASHINGTON – Four people are set to become the world’s first all-civilian crew to fly into Earth orbit when they blast off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Wednesday as space tourism takes its biggest leap yet. Weather conditions are 70% favorable for…

Scientists Say Booster Shots of COVID-19 Vaccines Unnecessary?

An international group of vaccine experts have come out in opposition of providing booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines to the general population, an opinion that pushes back against increasing efforts in the United States and other nations battling a su…

First Private All-Civilian Orbital Spaceflight Set for Wednesday?

WASHINGTON – Four people are set to become the world’s first all-civilian crew to fly into Earth orbit when they blast off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Wednesday as space tourism takes its biggest leap yet. Weather conditions are 70% favorable for…

Habré’s Victims, Analysts Reflect on His Legacy

The former president of Chad, Hissène Habré, died on Tuesday at age 79, five years into a life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity.His trial in Senegal marked the first time an African country tried a former leader of another African co…

Malawi Braces for Another Election Challenge

Malawi’s Constitutional Court has agreed to hear a challenge to last year’s presidential election rerun from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party. President Lazarus Chakwera defeated the DPP’s Peter Mutharika in the rerun after the court nulli…

Malawi President Pledges to Intervene in Fertilizer Price Rise

Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera says he will take steps to mitigate the steep rise of fertilizer prices which have doubled in the last year. He says about 80 percent of Malawi farmers can no longer afford to buy fertilizer. Farmers in Malawi say th…

US Sidelined by Chinese Influence Campaign in Africa

China’s global ambitions may have taken a hit in the United States, Europe, Australia, Japan and India, but in Africa, its sustained power and influence are forcing Washington to recalibrate its strategy toward the continent, home to 54 nations. The Un…

Singapore Says Cruise Ship Returns After Suspected COVID-19 Case

Singapore’s tourism board said on Wednesday that a cruise ship operated by Genting Cruise Lines on a so-called cruise to nowhere had returned to the city-state after a 40-year-old passenger was suspected to have contracted COVID-19. “The passenger was …