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South Sudan Catholics Return to Church

JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – Hundreds of Catholic faithful in the South Sudan capital Juba returned to Mass on Sunday, nearly five months after the government suspended religious, social and political gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The ban on religious services was lifted two weeks ago. Sabinda Doki Plachido, 56, was one of […]

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Graft Alleged as Kenya’s Fight Against COVID-19 Struggles

NAIROBI – Organizations have contributed aid worth more than $2 billion to help Kenya’s in its fight against COVID-19. But much of the aid has gone missing, prompting President Uhuru Kenyatta to order an investigation into who might have taken it. Money and medical supplies were donated by such groups as the World Bank, the […]

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Malawi President Calls for United Front Against COVID-19

BLANTYRE – Malawi president Lazarus Chakwera is calling for collaborative efforts in the fight against coronavirus, which has so far infected nearly 6,000 Malawians and killed over 170 others. But commentators say the government should also tackle other diseases rather than focusing on COVID-19 alone. In his weekly radio address Saturday, Chakwera said it is […]

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Southern Africa’s Hunger Upsurge Blamed on Climate, COVID-19

JOHANNESBURG – An estimated 45 million people in southern Africa are food insecure, with the number of people without access to adequate, affordable and nutritious food up 10% from last year, the World Food Program said Monday. The coronavirus pandemic, coupled with climate change and the struggling economies of several countries, are the main causes […]