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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 Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the 54-nation continent passed the two million cases mark this week, […]

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Cameroon Activists March for Toilets, Improved Sanitation

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Activists in Cameroon held events and marches for Thursday’s World Toilet Day, calling on authorities to provide more public bathrooms. Cameroonian authorities say 60% of its 25 million people lack toilets, fueling the spread of diseases such as cholera and dysentery. School authorities at Yaoundé’s Government Primary School Efoulan say they have […]

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South Africa Leads Global Research on COVID’s Effect on Athletes

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – Organizers of next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will have measures in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus. However, little is known about how the virus affects the long-term health of those who were already infected, including athletes. South African researchers are leading an international effort to try to find […]

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UN Shines Spotlight on Sahel Suffering

NEW YORK – The United Nations is warning that Africa’s Sahel region is facing a confluence of factors that are pushing the region deeper into poverty, hunger and the hands of extremists. The U.N. says that if the international community does not invest attention and money to stop the problem now, the consequences could spread […]

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East African Truckers Pay Bribes for Negative Coronavirus Tests, Official Says

Long-distance truck drivers are paying bribes to evade coronavirus testing at the Uganda-Kenya border, the head of Uganda’s Professional Drivers Network said. Omongo Ndugu, who is also the vice chairperson of the Uganda Long Distance and Heavy Truck Drivers Association, said drivers and their associates pay bribes of between $14 and $40 to get a […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens Hunger, Malnutrition in Parts of Africa

Hunger and malnutrition are worsening in parts of the African continent because of the coronavirus pandemic, especially in low-income communities or those already stricken by continued conflict, according to a survey of 2,400 people in 10 African countries by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The survey, conducted from June to August, shows […]