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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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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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Somalis Worry About Potential US Troop Withdrawal From Their Fragile Country

Lawmakers and military officials in Somalia say the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, as reportedly proposed by President Donald Trump, would be disastrous and could embolden al-Shabab and other terrorist groups. The secretary of Somalia’s...
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Chaos Erupts in Kampala Following Arrest of Opposition Leader Bobi Wine

Ugandan police arrested opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as singer Bobi Wine, on Wednesday as he campaigned for January's presidential election. The arrest came just an hour after police released a statement warning candidates agai...
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Security Tightened in Cameroon’s Capital After Bombing Attacks

Cameroon authorities have deployed troops in the capital Yaoundé to fish out armed men they say are trying to destabilize the?government.? Several bombs have exploded in Yaounde over the past two months, injuring at least 22 people. Some officials are...
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Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo’s Equateur Province is Over

The World Health Organization has officially declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Equateur Province, nearly six months after the first cases were reported. Health officials are hailing the end of this outbreak as a mi...
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Warring Sides in Ethiopia Both Claim They Are Winning

Ethiopia predicted Wednesday it would soon defeat the Tigray People's Liberation Front in the country’s northern region while the TPLF maintained it had secured military victories in a two-week war that threatened to further destabilize the Horn of Afr...
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Why Taiwan Has Just 42 Coronavirus Cases while Neighbors Report Hundreds or Thousands

TAIPEI, TAIWAN Taiwan sits near Japan, China and South Korea, three countries with some of the world's worst outbreaks of the deadly coronavirus, but the island itself has just 42 isolated cases.Chalk it up to extra early, effective preparedness, ana...
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