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Africa Risks Resurgence of Coronavirus, WHO Warns

African countries risk a new wave of coronavirus infections because of the slow rollout of life-saving vaccines and the circulation of new variants, the World Health Organization warns. The WHO reports the epidemic curve in Africa has plateaued for six…

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UN Gives $65 Million in Aid to Ethiopia, Tigray

The United Nations is disbursing $65 million for humanitarian needs in Ethiopia, $40 million of which will go to the aid operation in the northern Tigray region.“Ethiopian lives and livelihoods are being destroyed by drought, and children are suffering…

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Mali Woman Gives Birth to 9 Babies, Government Says

A Malian woman gave birth to nonuplets in Morocco on Tuesday, and all nine babies are “doing well,” her government said, although Moroccan authorities had yet to confirm what would be an extremely rare case. Mali’s government flew 25-year-old Halima…

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US Weighs Loosening Vaccine Patents to Help Global COVID Fight

WASHINGTON – Amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in India and other parts of the world, the United States remains noncommittal on an October 2020 proposal by India and South Africa to waive certain provisions of the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on T…

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ICRC: Healthcare Systems, Workers, Patients Are Under Attack

Murder, rape and physical abuse are among the attacks that healthcare workers, the wounded and the sick have been subjected to in the five years since the United Nations Security Council adopted its first resolution on the protection of health care in …

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More Than 800 Migrants Rescued at Sea Head to Italy

ROME – Two Italian ports faced an influx of hundreds of migrants on Saturday, as a charity ship sailed toward a Sicilian port with 236 people rescued in the Mediterranean from traffickers’ boats, while Italian coast guard and border police brought 532 …

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More Than 800 Migrants Rescued at Sea Head to Italy

ROME – Two Italian ports faced an influx of hundreds of migrants on Saturday, as a charity ship sailed toward a Sicilian port with 236 people rescued in the Mediterranean from traffickers’ boats, while Italian coast guard and border police brought 532 …

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WHO Fears COVID Resurgence in Africa, Urges Vigilance

GENEVA – The World Health Organization urges African countries to be on guard and to remain vigilant in their fight against a resurgence of COVID-19 transmission across the continent. To date, African countries are reporting more than 4.5 million cas…

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