Coronavirus: Test rules set for Covid-19 African herbal remedies

Sound science “will be the sole basis” for safe and effective therapies to be adopted, the WHO says.

Uganda Makerere University fire: ‘Ivory Tower’ gutted

An overnight blaze leaves a distinctive building at one of Africa’s oldest universities a shell.

Gore-Tex: Inventor of waterproof fabric Robert Gore dies aged 83

Robert W. Gore’s invention has been used in space suits, guitar springs and waterproof jackets.

Australia coronavirus cases ‘set to be lowest in months’

Hopes are rising after the badly-hit state of Victoria reports just 14 new infections in 24 hours.

Thailand protests: Activists challenge monarchy by laying ‘People’s Plaque’

Protesters cement a “People’s Plaque” in a park and march in Bangkok calling for political reforms.

TikTok: Trump says Oracle deal for video app ‘has my blessing’

The president says the bid by Oracle and Walmart would protect the data of TikTok users in the US.

Janusz Walus: Why far-right Polish football fans idolise a murderer in South Africa

Janusz Walus killed anti-apartheid leader Chris Hani in 1993, sparking fears of a racial civil war.

The Indian queens who modelled for the world’s first vaccine

The mystery surrounding a 19th Century portrait and its role in one of the first immunisation campaigns.

‘I still spend so much time on the kids – that needs to change’

Sarah Dahia from Australia takes us through her week during the coronavirus pandemic.

Emmy Awards 2020: Stars prepare to dial in for virtual ceremony

Nominated actors will have someone waiting outside their home to hand over an award if they win.