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Sierra Leone Tightens Restrictions After First 2 Coronavirus Cases

Sierra Leone is the latest African country to launch a nationwide attack against the deadly coronavirus after two unrelated people tested positive for the virus in the capital, Freetown.

Sierra Leone’s national COVID19 Coordinator, Brig (Rtd) Kellie Conteh, said a …

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Africa’s Conflict-Ridden Regions Face Another Existential Threat in COVID-19

In the West African country of Burkina Faso, rising insecurity has shuttered dozens of health clinics and left just three capable of carrying out coronavirus testing.

In nearby Chad, a COVID-19-triggered drop in crude prices could translate into problems paying …

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Botswana Kills Five Suspected Poachers in Effort to Save Rhinos

Botswana has seen an unprecedented rise in rhinoceros poaching in the last 12 months.

The government reports nearly 50 of the animals have been killed in the last 10 months, about one-tenth of the country’s rhino population.

Officials say at …

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COVID-19 Supplies From Alibaba Never Reached Eritrea

Much publicized COVID-19 supplies donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma and his Alibaba Group never made it to Eritrea, despite Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s saying the supplies had been delivered to the entire continent.

The reasons why the goods …

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