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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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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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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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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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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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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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