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Africa Braces for Second Coronavirus Wave

As a second wave of coronavirus approaches, Africa has a plan, says the continent’s top health official. In recent weeks, the continent has started to distribute 2.7 million rapid antigen tests. By mid-2021, health officials hope to vaccinate 60 percent...
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Observers Dismayed as US Considers Troop Pullout From Somalia

No other country has been involved in Somalia’s future as much as the United States. Now the Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing the several hundred U.S. military troops from the Horn of Africa nation at what some experts call...
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WHO Urges Africa to Prepare for Vaccine Rollout

The World Health Organization urged African countries Thursday to prepare plans to distribute vaccinations for COVID-19 as they become available. A WHO study found that many African countries were not ready for “what will be the continent’s largest immuniz...
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France at Odds with Mali Plan to Dialogue with Jihadists

The eight-year Islamist insurgency in the West African nation of Mali shows no sign of ending and after an August coup toppled President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. The country’s transitional government has indicated it is willing to open dialogue with all...
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Seven Sudanese Doctors Die from COVID-19 in 10 Days

Sudanese health authorities said Sunday that seven medical doctors died from COVID-19 in 10 days, a development that reflects Sudan’s sharp rise in cases in recent weeks. Nearly 100 deaths were recorded in the past month. A statement issued by...
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UN, Rights Groups Urge Ethiopia to Protect Civilians

International rights groups urged Ethiopian forces to prioritize the safety of civilians in the Tigray region Monday as a 72-hour deadline for regional forces to surrender loomed. On Sunday, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave a 72-hour deadline to Tigray...
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Surge in Africa COVID-19 Cases Due to Large Gatherings, WHO Says

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the continent of Africa surged past two million total COVID-19 cases this week because of large family gatherings, workplace interactions, and gatherings related to elections occurring in several countries.The A...
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Ugandan Police Says 16 Killed in Clashes Between Officers, Opposition Protesters

Gunshots were fired in several parts of Uganda Thursday. In many instances, people screamed as those around them were shot. For others, there were some tense moments as they sought to get away from the violence in the capital, Kampala.Police in Uganda ...
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Kenya Raises Security at Children’s Homes, Hospitals After Trafficking Scandal

Kenya is increasing security at children's homes and hospitals after three medical officers were charged Wednesday with child trafficking.The arrests followed a report by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that found babies were stolen from il...
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