Germany enters 4th coronavirus wave
29 August 2021 | 10:24 am
Germany's Robert Koch Institute made the assessment as the country grapples with rising positive test results. This time, younger age groups are more affected.
The country's military government has its work cut out for it, as it copes with the threat of Islamic extremism and ECOWAS sanctions.
Across the continent, European governments are introducing restrictions such as limiting opening times for restaurants, pubs and venues.
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Russia has ordered two German diplomats to leave in response to the expulsion of two Russian envoys after a German court’s ruling that blamed Moscow for the killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin two years ago.
West African bloc ECOWAS said they hoped to have an election plan from Mali by the end of this year, after a meeting with the interim leaders. Mali's authorities had previously said elections could be delayed.
At least one officer was injured and 11 demonstrators were arrested in an unofficial rally in Munich as police described the behavior of protesters as "aggressive."
The German foreign minister said more needs to be done to help Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban takeover. Some 15,000 people which Germany vowed to take in are still stranded there.
The person who died was between the ages of 60 and 79, according to the Robert Koch Institute health body. Germany has also registered a spike in omicron infections in recent days.
As omicron tightens its grip on Europe, Germany has decided to wait until after Christmas to impose new restrictions. Experts warn that the delay could have catastrophic consequences for Germany's health care system and critical infrastructure.
The government of Mali has denied using Russian mercenaries from the Wagner Group. Western countries involved in fighting jihadis in the Sahel beg to differ.
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