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Gunmen Kill 36 in Attacks on Two Northern Nigerian States

Gunmen killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa's most populous nation, officials and residents said. The series of attacks by armed b...
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10 Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Attack in Nigeria

Officials in Nigeria's Borno state say 10 people have died from explosions around the northeast city of Maiduguri. Residents in affected areas have fled their homes. Local officials suspect Islamist militant group Boko Haram was behind the blasts. The...
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Teachers in Malawi Strike Over COVID-19 Risk Allowances

Teachers in Malawi's public schools are staging a sit-in strike, demanding bonus pay for working during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as better protective equipment.Malawi's schools were due to reopen this week, after a five-week suspension caused by ...
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International Red Cross Issues Emergency Appeal to Halt New Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is appealing for $9.4 million to fund efforts to prevent a new Ebola outbreak from spreading across West Africa. The IFRC said Monday the money will be used to step up “surveillanc...
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Ebola Expert Calls for Vigilance Amid Outbreaks

With the Ebola virus flaring in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a new outbreak in Guinea, Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum is worried.“This is a great concern for us, especially since the COVID and Ebola crises are occurring” simultaneously, said M...
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Israel Unveils Real-world Pfizer Data, ‘Green Badge’

Israelis who have received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine saw their risk of illness from the coronavirus drop 98.5% and their risk of hospitalization drop 98.9%, the country’s Health Ministry said Saturday.The ministry’s findings came from d...
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Africa’s Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 100,000

The coronavirus death toll on the African continent surpassed 100,000 on Friday, as African countries struggled to obtain vaccines to counteract the pandemic.South Africa alone accounts for nearly half of the confirmed deaths in Africa with 48,859, acc...
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WHO Sends Ebola Vaccine to Guinea

The World Health Organization said Thursday it is sending 11,000 doses of Ebola vaccine and more than 100 experts to Guinea to address an Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. Speaking in a virtual news conference from her headquarters in Brazza...
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Coronavirus Variant Could Overwhelm Hospitals, Zimbabwe Authorities Warn

Zimbabwean authorities say the more contagious coronavirus variant that was first spotted in South Africa now accounts for 61 percent of Zimbabwe’s new cases. Public health experts say they fear the variant could overwhelm Zimbabwe's collapsed health c...
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