In today's news roundup, South Africa is hit by deadly flooding, the Philippines struggles to recover after Tropical Storm Megi, and Alyssa Nakken becomes the first woman to coach on the field during an MLB baseball game.
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Africa's new basketball league, the Basketball Africa League, has begun its second season. After facing challenges during its first two years because of Covid-19, the 12-team league is planning on a full season this year, with finals to be held in May.
Last Saturday, 30 white rhinos were loaded into an airplane in South Africa and flown to their new home in Rwanda. The organizers of the move hope the rhinos will be able to settle in the new area, and that their numbers will grow.
On Friday, the World Health Organization released information on a new version of the virus that causes Covid-19. The new variant, which has been named "Omicron", was first spotted in South Africa. Countries around the world are now racing to prepare for Omicron.
In today's news roundup, South Africa is shaken by violence and rioting after the jailing of an ex-president, Italy says huge cruise ships can no longer visit Venice, and a Minnesota town warns about massive goldfish in its lakes.
In October, a Rwandan company called Mara opened two factories - one in Rwanda and the other in South Africa. The factories will produce the first smartphones built completely in Africa.
NewsForKids.net takes a look at the results of recent elections in South Africa, Ukraine, Indonesia, and Thailand.