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Scientists Develop New Bait to Kill Mosquitoes, Fight Malaria

A new type of bait using beet juice instead of blood lures the mosquitoes that carry malaria, killing them off quickly, scientists announced recently. Malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases kills more than 700,000 people all over the globe every year...

Russia Establishes Exarchate in Africa, Deepening Orthodox Schism

The Moscow Patriarchate has decided to establish a Patriarchal Exarchate in Africa, a move perceived as deepening the schism in the Orthodox Church

Greece Donates One Million Covid Vaccines to Nigeria

Greece announced on Monday it has donated almost one million Covid-19 vaccines to Nigeria. The announcement was made by Greek foreign minister Nikos Dendias who was beginning an official visit to the African nation, the first-ever by a Greek foreign...

J & J Booster Highly Effective in Preventing Omicron Hospitalizations

A new South African study shows that the J & J booster shot is effective at minimizing hospitalizations associated with the Omicron variation of the virus. The study showed that the second shot of the Johnson & Johnson product proved...

Omicron Protects Against Delta Variant; May Replace It, Study Shows

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus appears to grant protection against the Delta strain and may replace it, according to a new study out of South Africa, where the variant was first reported. The immunity created in the bodies of...

Tanzania Footprints Hint at Origin of Humans’ Walking Upright

A new study published on Wednesday says that prehistoric footprints found in Tanzania may hold the key to understanding how early humans began walking upright. The footprints, which were fossilized in volcanic ash 3.66 million years ago, are shedding new...

Historic St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai

Saint Catherine's Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai in the town of Saint Catherine, Egypt is one of the most important Christian monasteries in the world

Greek Adventurer Opens Safari Company in Uganda

Greek adventurer Panos Karakitsos hopes to put the beauty of Uganda on the map with his new travel agency Adroa Travels. Karakitsos, who is originally from the Greek city of Ioannina, moved to Uganda five years ago after falling in...

Greeks of Ethiopia Remain Calm Despite Conflict in the North

The Greeks of Ethiopia remain calm but on alert should evacuation be necessary as the armed conflict in the northern region of the country continues to rage, as it has for more than a year. In early November the Foreign...

First US Case of Omicron Variant Detected in San Francisco

The first case of the Omicron variant was just detected on Wednesday in the city of San Francisco, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which identified the first US case of the mutated virus...

Nations Close Borders as Omicron Spreads; Variant’s Severity Unclear

A South African physician who was one of the first people worldwide to recognize the existence of the new coronavirus strain, now called Omicron, among her own patients said on Sunday that their symptoms had been so mild that...

The Greek Pioneers Who Dug the Suez Canal

Greece has been connected to the Suez Canal since it was first envisioned as a pie-in-the-sky project in the mid-nineteenth century.

Egypt Unveils “Avenue of the Sphinxes” with Spectacular Display

Egypt unveiled on Thursday the renovated "Avenue of the Sphinxes" with a spectacular display aimed at highlighting the country’s archaeological treasures. The avenue at the ancient city of Thebes, now renamed Luxor, is nearly two miles long and about 250...

Greece Donates 200,000 Doses of Covid Vaccine to Gabon

Greek Foreign Minster Nikos Dendias made the first trip to Gabon of any Greek official on Friday, bringing with him 200,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines. Meeting with Gabon President Ali Bongo Ondimba, Dendias stated to the press afterward that there...

EU Proposes Southern Africa Travel Ban in Fear of New Variant

A so-called "emergency brake" may soon be applied in the fight against the coronavirus as the EU proposes a Southern Africa travel ban because of a new variant that has developed there. The new strain of the virus has a...