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Next Few Weeks Critical in Africa’s COVID-19 Fight, Experts Say

As cases rise and more countries order lockdowns, Africa’s experience with the coronavirus depends on what happens over the next month, said the director of the continent’s Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“And why is that so? Because …

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UN Warns Mass Hunger Facing West Africa Will Worsen as Coronavirus Takes Hold

A new United Nations food assessment of 17 West African countries finds more than 19 million people in the region will go hungry during the upcoming lean season between June and September, when food stocks are depleted.  This is a …

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Coronavirus Deals Blow to Newspapers in North Africa

Measures to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic have affected the distribution and publication of newspapers across Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, according to local media and officials.

In Tunisia, seven daily newspapers and 20 weeklies have been suspended from publication by …

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DR Congo’s Children Already Threatened by Killer Epidemics, Now Comes Coronavirus

The U.N. children’s fund warns thousands of children in Democratic Republic of Congo are at risk of dying from epidemics other than coronavirus — a situation that will likely worsen as the spread of COVID-19 threatens to divert scarce prevention …

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