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Malawi Musicians Obtain Injunction Against COVID-19 Ban

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – A group of musicians in Malawi has obtained a court order halting enforcement of a ban on gatherings of more than 100 people to curb COVID-19. Malawi’s government this week reintroduced the restrictions after a jump in confirmed cases of the virus. The musicians argue the restriction on public gatherings unfairly affects […]

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Biden to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is set to receive a COVID-19 vaccination Monday. Biden said in a statement he looks forward to having it administered publicly “and continuing to build confidence in the scientific process.” Other U.S. leaders received their vaccinations last week, including Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader […]

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Kenyan Doctors Go on Strike Protesting Inadequate Benefits, PPE

Kenyan doctors working in government hospitals began a countrywide strike on Monday over inadequate insurance benefits and lack of protective equipment while treating COVID-19 patients, their union said. The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union said on Twitter late on Sunday that there had been no resolution of grievances raised over the last eight […]

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Aid Groups Say Staffers Killed in Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict

NAIROBI – International aid groups said Friday that at least four staff members have been killed in the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, while Ethiopia and a frustrated United Nations aired differing views on a growing humanitarian crisis as food and other supplies run out for millions of people. The Danish Refugee Council said its […]

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UN Official: Sudan Needs World’s Support in Transition to Democracy

A U.N. official says Sudan is at a critical juncture as it transitions to a democracy and needs the support of the international community to overcome its myriad economic challenges. Rosemary DiCarlo, U.N. undersecretary-general for political and peacebuilding affairs on Sudan and South Sudan, addressed the Security Council on Tuesday in New York via teleconference. […]