Storm clouds form over the River Tambo in South African’s Cape Town on Saturday, as a new type of killer spider emerges to threaten people.
The “solar pandemic” has seen a surge in the numbers of spiders that can survive in the sun, and a new spider species is emerging that is known to be particularly dangerous.
1 / 10 Reuters/ABC 2/10 A man walks along a beach in South Sudan’s border city of Moktar on May 20, 2016.
Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes after a “satellite” image appeared on the internet showing the black-and-white satellite images of the country.
The satellite images showed a region of the border area where Sudanese troops are believed to have clashed with pro-government troops in the area.
The border area was also the scene of an attack on an UN peacekeeping base on April 20, in which four peacekeepers were killed.
Three months later, the UN said it would investigate the incident, which was allegedly perpetrated by members of the Sudanese military.
Getty Images 3/10 People gather in a queue at the entrance of the University of Southern Africa (USA) campus in Cape Town, South Africa, on May 19, 2016, as the annual African Conference on Climate Change (ACCC) takes place.
About 80 per cent of South Africans are opposed to the use of fossil fuels, according to a new poll.
The survey was conducted by the South African Institute for Economic Research and the Global Environmental Forum (GEF) and was conducted over the weekend.
Many South Africans have been complaining about the lack of air conditioning at their homes and in the capital city, Pretoria.
In response, South African Prime Minister Jacob Zuma has pledged to increase the use on a voluntary basis.
The government is also encouraging residents to wear masks to protect themselves from the deadly spider, which has been reported to have been spotted on more than 20 people.
4/10 South African President Jacob Zumhannes’ office is pictured at the United Nations headquarters in New York, United States, on July 10, 2020.
He has been accused of ignoring the dire warnings about climate change and climate disruption by not taking the threat seriously enough.
South Africa’s president has also been criticised for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, in particular for failing to prepare for the outbreak.
5/10 An Ebola-infected patient is helped into a room at a health clinic in the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, on April 28, 2021.
The outbreak has killed at least 4,600 people and displaced more than 2.7 million people, making it the world’s deadliest outbreak of the virus.
South Africans, who are one of the poorest countries in the world, have faced the risk of catching the virus from other travellers, but there have been no cases of the disease spreading between people who have come from countries affected by the epidemic.
6/10 The coronaviruses vaccine trials begin in a laboratory in Wuhan, China, on August 15, 2021, after the first phase of the vaccine trial was completed.
The trials will assess the safety and effectiveness of a new vaccine in a large group of people with an existing vaccine.
The vaccine will be given to a group of healthy volunteers, in a controlled study.
7/10 Researchers prepare to analyse DNA samples from Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone, on February 28, 2022.
The first samples from survivors from the outbreak will be sent to a facility in China for analysis.
Researchers have been unable to determine the virus’s genetic make-up, so they will need to rely on samples from people who live in the same households as those infected with the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement.
8/10 Scientists prepare to examine DNA samples, taken from Ebola victims in Sierra the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on January 27, 2022, after they had been kept in isolation.
The WHO says that the tests will help them to understand the genetic make up of Ebola virus and what factors contribute to its spread.
9/10 Ebola survivors arrive at a hospital in the Democratic republic of the African Republic (DRC) capital Freetown on December 27, 2020, as part of the first Ebola vaccination drive.
The drive is aimed at preventing more Ebola deaths and saving lives.
The United Nations hopes to vaccinate 1.5 million people in the DRC by the end of 2020, but a failure to vaccate all infected people would leave the population with around 9,000 new cases a year.
10/10 Health workers care for a man in Monrovis, Guinea, who is suspected of contracting Ebola on December 16, 2020 in Monrocoville, a village near the border with Sierra Leone.
An outbreak of Ebola has killed more than 3,000 people in Sierra and neighbouring Guinea in less than a week, forcing President Ernest Bai Koroma to call an emergency meeting to address the outbreak that has killed