February 2022 Current Events: World News

Updated February 10, 2023 | Infoplease Staff

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  1. Senegal Won Their First AFCON Championship After Defeating Egypt
  2. Swimmer Confirmed Dead After Shark Attack At Sydney Beach
  3. The Queen Of England Tests Positive For Coronavirus
  4. Boris Johnson, Scraps COVID Restriction In England
  5. Russia Launches Military Attack On Ukraine
  6. Senegal Won Their First AFCON Championship After Defeating Egypt


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    Monday, February 7, 2022 – Senegal won their first African Cup of Nations championship when they defeated Egypt in the final of the continental championship match on penalty kicks at Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon.

     Neither Senegal nor Egypt, which had previously won the championship the most in the history of Africa, with a total of seven times, broke the deadlock in the first 90 minutes, with Senegal looking in control for most of the game before Egypt gained strength late in the second half.

    The best chance at goal during the game came in the early minutes of the match for Senegal. After an Egyptian player committed a foul in the penalty box, Liverpool star Sadio Mane had his penalty saved spectacularly by the goalkeeper of Egypt in the seventh minute.

    The match went into a penalty shootout, and a clutch saves from Mendy set Mane up for redemption, and Mane found the back of the net to give Senegal the championship.

    Source: CNN 

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    Swimmer Confirmed Dead After Shark Attack At Sydney Beach


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    Wednesday, February 16, 2022 – Authorities say that a swimmer has been confirmed dead after being bitten by a shark at a beach in Sydney, Australia. In a statement on Wednesday by the New South Wales (NSW) police, they said that emergency services were called to Buchan Point, Malabar, where the Little Bay beach is located, at around 4:35 p.m. local time after reports that a swimmer had been attacked by a shark in the water were received.

    According to the statement received, officers who attended the scene, alongside Marine Area Command and Surf Life Saving NSW, found remains of humans in the water.

    Lucky Phrachanh, NSW ambulance inspector, said, “unfortunately, the person had suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of the attack, and there was nothing paramedics could do when they arrived at the scene.”

    Source: CNN 

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    The Queen Of England Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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    Sunday, February 20, 2022 – Buckingham Place has confirmed that the Queen has tested positive for Covid-19. Reports say that the 95-year-old monarch was experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms,” but the palace says she is expected to carry out light duties this week. They also added in a statement that “she will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines.”

    Her eldest son, the heir and the Prince of Wales, tested positive on February 10 after meeting his mother on February 8. It has also been reported that a number of people have tested positive at Windsor Castle, where the Queen resides.

    The United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said: “he is sure he is speaking for everyone in wishing her Majesty, the Queen, a swift recovery from Covid and a rapid return to vibrant good health.”

    Source: BBC 

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    Boris Johnson, Scraps COVID Restriction In England


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    Tuesday, February 22, 2022 – The Prime Minster of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, said he would end all coronavirus restrictions in England, including mandatory self-isolation for people who had contracted COVID-19 and free testing. This move draws skepticism from some scientists and political opponents.

    The “living with Covid” plan of the Prime Minister has sparked alarm that it is premature and will leave the country vulnerable to new viral variants, but the government says it has provided more testing than most other countries and must now curb the cost.

    Boris’s plan to ditch the remaining legal restrictions is a priority for many of Johnson’s Conservative Party lawmakers, whose discontent over his scandal-ridden leadership has threatened his grip on power.

    There have been reports of 16,000 deaths from COVID-19 in Britain, which is the seventh-highest death toll in the world.

    Source: Reuters 

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    Russia Launches Military Attack On Ukraine

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    Thursday, February 24, 2022 – Russian troops have begun an attack on Ukraine, with reports of troops crossing the border to the north and south, multiple explosions in the cities of Ukraine, including Kyiv, and Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, warned of bloodshed if Ukrainian forces do not lay down their arms.

    Russia’s offense, which they named a special military operation, came as world leaders attempted to avert catastrophe with a meeting of the United Nations Security Council amid warnings that the biggest war in Europe since 1945 could start due to an invasion.

    With the first bast coming around 5 a.m. on Thursday, it prompted immediate condemnation from the United State and its allies, which have threatened sanctions in response to Russian military aggression.

    Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff confirmed that, early on Thursday, they had shot down five aircraft and a helicopter which belonged to Russia. But Ukraine’s claim has been denied by Russia.

    Source: CNN

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