Before monkeypox announced its silent but far-reaching arrival in Europe and the US, nobody seemed to care, because it was confined to Africa where it is endemic, say experts. "We have been working on monkeypox in Africa for several years, but nobody was interested," said WHO assistant director-general for emergencies, Ibrahima Soce Fall. Of the new monkeypox cases, the US has seen the most rapid spread outside of Africa. It is important that the world gets mobilised to this kind of disease," added Fall. He said the world had been presented with the best opportunity to help Africa tackle monkeypox.
August 04, 2022 22:10 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw left his start with low back pain and the Los Angeles Dodgers went on to beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Thursday to complete a four-game sweep. The Angels are the first team in the majors to hit seven solo homers and score no other runs in a game. They’re also the sixth team to hit seven homers and lose, according to STATS. Cleveland starter Zach Plesac (2-10) remained winless since June 5 in Baltimore, allowing four runs, seven hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings. Paolo Espino (0-4) gave up five runs on seven hits in four innings with three strikeouts and no walks.
August 04, 2022 22:01 UTC
Violence has dogged South Sudan for almost all of its brief history. 2011: New nationCelebrations in Juba as South Sudan joins the rollcall of nations. Photo: MICHELE SIBILONI / AFPSource: AFPOn July 9, South Sudan proclaims itself independent from Sudan following six years of autonomy and decades of war. After a night of fighting in the capital Juba, Kiir says on December 16 his forces had thwarted an attempted coup by Machar, who denies the claim. 2021: Violence continuesNeedy: Violence in South Sudan has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their home.
August 04, 2022 20:52 UTC
The Bank of England today voted to raise interest rates to their highest level since 2008. The nine members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted eight to one in favour of a rise to 1.75%. The rising cost of living will be affecting 2.5 million households, seeing people use their savings to afford to live. This means that by 2024, one in five UK households will have no savings. The institute also says the number of households living pay cheque to pay cheque will nearly double from 3.9 million to 6.8 million – or 25% – in 2024.
August 04, 2022 20:20 UTC
The government has advised against panic-buying of food and other basic household items ahead of the August 9 general election. Interior PS Karanja Kibicho allayed fears of election-related violence and discouraged stocking up of goods and panic relocations. "There is absolutely no reason for panic as most of the country is green in colour in our potential hotspots map which means there is no cause for alarm," Kibicho said. A state of panic also hit parts of the Rift Valley recently following the circulation of hate leaflets that targeted members of certain communities. But Kibicho said the government has put in place strategies to ensure peace and freedom of movement of people and goods throughout the electioneering period.
August 04, 2022 19:20 UTC
According to a new Surfshark study co-created with internet watchdog NetBlocks shows, 8 out of 10 Africans have felt internet and social media shutdowns. The continent also leads in terms of social media disruptions over the period of seven years. Out of 72 internet disruption cases in 2022, social media platforms were targeted six times: twice in Europe and Africa, and once in Asia and South America. In the first half of 2022, the most commonly restricted social media app the study notes was Facebook. The research tracks partial and complete internet and social media shutdowns in 196 countries and territories from 2015 to now.
August 04, 2022 19:18 UTC
Lisoka Lesasuyan, a 13-year-old Kenyan teenager, lost both arms and an eye in 2015 after picking up an explosive device that was left behind by British soldiers. A collage image of BATUK soldiers training in Kenya (LEFT) and white phosphorus fragments dispensed in the air (RIGHT). During the probe, investigators found that the ranges were not fenced off from the public and the British soldiers knew that the area was frequented by the villagers. Initially, British soldiers told Lesasuyan’s family that the mortar was likely to have been fired by the Kenyan army officer but a probe dispelled this narrative later on. A truck ferrying British soldiers during training in Nanyuki.
August 04, 2022 19:12 UTC
Kiir (R) and Machar (L) formed a unity government more than two years ago after half a decade of fighting. South Sudan's lumbering peace process has run into multiple delays, with violence breaking out between Kiir and Machar's forces as recently as this year. After long delays, Kiir and Machar finally inked a deal on the creation of a unified armed forces command in April -- a key provision of the peace deal. The UN's World Food Programme warned in March that over 70 percent of South Sudan's 11 million people would face extreme hunger this year because of natural disasters and violence. PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see TUKO News on your News FeedSource: AFP
August 04, 2022 19:07 UTC
So, who are the most beautiful female Fox News anchors of all time? Fox anchor Lauren Simonetti interviews Jase Robertson and Jep Robertson of FOX Nation's "Duck Family Treasure" on Fox Business' "Varney & Co" at FOX Studios in New York City. Photo: John LampasrskiSource: Getty ImagesFemale Fox News anchors are naturally beautiful and brilliant. Most female Fox News anchors are known for their striking beauty, but they are much more than that. The above names represent some of the most beautiful female Fox News anchors.
August 04, 2022 18:57 UTC
The cost of living has been skyrocketing and the government has attributed this to many factors including the ongoing Russia -Ukraine war. Despite the President Uhuru Kenyatta's subsidy on fuel and maize flour, Kenyans continue to lament on the high cost of other commodities. KNBSIn light of these tough economic times, members of the public have adopted tactics to stretch every coin and put food on the table. According to a financial planner, it is necessary to adjust your budget every few months to keep up with the economic times. Plan for RetirementDespite the tough economic times, Kenyans have tried to save for retirement.
August 04, 2022 18:29 UTC
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 4 (ANI): Television actor Arjit Taneja all set to star in director and producer Karan Johar’s upcoming film ‘Rocky aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani’. Taking to his Instagram handle, the ‘ Kumkum Bhagya’ actor recently dropped a picture with Karan, which he captioned, ” Can’t help but Flaunt this. All the very best to all of you #Gratitude”In the first picture, Arjit was seen posing with Karan and his co-star from ‘ Kumkum Bhagya’ show Sriti Jha. !”Apart from Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, “Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani”, also featuring veteran stars Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi, is set to arrive in cinema halls on February 10, 2023. #RockyAurRaniKiPremKahani FEB 10th 2023!”‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani will mark the return of Karan as a director after Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016).
August 04, 2022 18:02 UTC
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds hit a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning, powering the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night. Facing a 2-0 count, Reynolds sent a fastball from Devin Williams (2-1) 425 feet to right-center field for a lead-off blast. Pirates: RHP Yohan Ramirez was recalled from Indianapolis. Pirates: RHP David Bednar (low back inflammation) was placed on the 15-day injured list retroactive to July 31. UP NEXTRHP Brandon Woodruff (9-3, 3.55 ERA) will take the mound for the Brewers against Pirates RHP Zach Thompson (3-8, 5.09) in the finale of the three-game series on Thursday afternoon.
August 04, 2022 17:58 UTC
Cesc Fabregas has admitted that he indulged in a Kinder Bueno and a can of Coke to mark his Arsenal debut. A young Cesc Fabregas was first introduced to the world by Arsene Wenger in a routine League Cup match with Rotherham in 2003. When the youngster took the field at Highbury, he was only 16 years and 177 days old, making him the youngest player Arsenal had ever seen. I had £4,000 a month to spend,” Fabregas said in a statement prior to the release of his new ITV documentary. He wаs pleаsed аnd told me to tаke the shirt with the number 4.
August 04, 2022 17:54 UTC
Kenya's Felix Korir and Edwin Kimosong won their respective heats to sail to the 3000m final at the ongoing World Under-20 Championships in Cali, Colombia. In Heat One, Korir clocked 7:58.12 to relegate Uganda’s Dan Kibet to second place in 7:59.71 as Ethiopia’s Melkeneh Azize settled for third in 8:00.37. Kimosong won Heat Two after clocking 7:55.60 to edge out Eritrea’s Habtom Samuel to second in 7:56.70. In the 3,000m steeplechase, Emmanuel Wafula clocked 8:49.57 in his heat to settle for second place. Ethiopia’s Samuel Firewu won the heat in 8:49.27 while Japan’s Ryotaro Onuma placed third in 9:00.02.
August 04, 2022 17:53 UTC
The website of Taiwan's presidential office was among those hit by cyber attacks during US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island. Photo: Sam Yeh / AFP/FileSource: AFPMajor Taiwanese government websites were temporarily forced offline by cyber attacks believed to be linked to China and Russia during US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island, Taipei said Thursday. The websites of the presidential office, foreign ministry and the main government English portal came under attack Tuesday night when Pelosi arrived for a landmark visit that enraged Beijing. Never miss important updates"As cyber attacks from foreign hostile forces could still occur at any time, the foreign ministry will continue to remain vigilant," spokeswoman Joanne Ou told reporters Thursday. Officials have said Taiwanese government agencies face around five million cyber attacks and probes a day.
August 04, 2022 14:21 UTC