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Lebanese Politician Bassil Infected with Coronavirus, His Party Says

Leading Lebanese politician Gebran Bassil has been infected with a “mild” case of the coronavirus, his party said, as cases surge throughout the country. Bassil,…

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Sources: Nigeria Convoy Attack Death Toll Rises to 30

The death toll from a jihadist attack on the convoy of the regional governor in northeast Nigeria has risen to 30, security sources said Saturday….

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As Rich Nations Struggle, Africa’s Virus Response Is Praised

At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent.” Then…

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Botswana Blames Bacteria for Deaths of 330 Elephants

Wildlife officials in Botswana say the recent deaths of hundreds of elephants in the Okavango Delta panhandle was caused not by humans, but by waterborne…

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

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,…

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Jihadists Kill 11 Villagers in Northeast Nigeria

Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in several pickup trucks opened fire on Wasaram, 90 kilometers (55 miles) from regional capital Maiduguri…

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Reporter Returns to Kenya and a New COVID Reality

The lady at the National Public Health Laboratory answered my question as she handed me the certificate from my COVID-19 test: “You tested negative, so…

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Pandemic Takes Toll on Kenya’s Medical Workers

John Muichuhio is one of the thousands of Kenyan medical workers treating COVID-19 patients. The stress of the pandemic has been bearing down on him,…

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