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Let us buy COVID jabs, pleads Africa

The AU also urged manufacturing nations to lift export bans so the continent can begin to address for itself the glaring inequity in access to coronavirus jabs, as wealthy nations hog available doses.

Taliban thank world for promised aid, urge US to show 'heart'

A donor conference in Geneva on Monday saw countries promise a total of $1.2 billion in aid for Afghanistan, which was taken over by the hardline Islamist group last month in a lightning offensive that took retreating US troops by surprise.

Facebook shields VIPs from some of its rules: report

The programme, referred to as 'cross check' or 'XCheck,' shields millions of elite users from rules that Facebook claims to apply equally at the social network, according to a report citing internal documents.