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Being a Journalist is Risky Business in Somalia

Journalists in Somalia routinely face many difficulties but this year, under the stress of the spread of COVID-19, they say feel even more threatened by…

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Desert or Sea: Virus Traps Migrants in Mid-Route Danger Zone

Thousands of desperate migrants are trapped in limbo and even at risk of death without food, water or shelter in scorching deserts and at sea, as governments close…

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Amnesty Publishes Report on Egyptian Media Clampdown

Sunday is World Press Freedom Day and a global human rights group has marked the observance by publishing an overview of Egypt’s assault on journalists and other media workers….

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President Queries Tanzania Coronavirus Kits After Goat Test

Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on…

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Kenya Begins COVID Testing in Destitute Part of Nairobi

Kenyan Health Ministry staff began mass coronavirus tests in a low-income neighborhood of Nairobi Friday. Kawangware, where voluntary testing rolled out, is an area where…

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Hundreds Rush for Popular Cleric’s Herbal COVID ‘Cure’ in Cameroon

Cameroonians have been flooding into the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Douala, where Archbishop Samuel Kleda claims he has found an herbal cure for COVID-19. The…

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South Africans Walk Outside as Country Eases Virus Lockdown

A festive atmosphere has enlivened South Africa’s streets as the country marks the Workers’ Day public holiday and also has begun easing its strict lockdown…

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UN Agency: COVID-19 Creating Unseen Hardships for Millions of Forcibly Displaced

No region in the world is spared from the devastating health and economic consequences of COVID-19.  Among those most affected are the forcibly displaced, including…

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