Daily Archives: December 4, 2021

Gambia Counts Marble Votes in First Post-Jammeh Election

BANJUL, GAMBIA — Election officials started counting marble votes Saturday in Gambia after the polls closed in the country’s first presidential election in decades that did not include former dictator Yahya Jammeh, a milestone seen as a test of democra…

Scientist Says Omicron Was a Group Find

JOHANNESBURG — The Botswana scientist who may well have discovered the omicron variant of the coronavirus says he has been on a “roller coaster of emotions,” with the pride of accomplishment followed by dismay over the travel bans immediately slapped o…

Attacks Kill Dozens of Displaced People in Eastern DR Congo

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency has expressed outrage at the sharp rise in deadly attacks by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri and South Kivu provinces.Dozens of people have been killed and scores wounded in the last month in a …

Suspected Militants Kill at Least 30 in Central Mali: Local Officials

BAMAKO, MALI — Suspected militants killed at least 30 civilians in an attack on a passenger vehicle in central Mali’s volatile Mopti, local officials said Saturday.”The passengers were sprayed with bullets and the vehicle was torched,” during an attack…