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Suspected Boko Haram Militants Kill 16 in Northern Cameroon

Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram killed at least 16 people and wounded seven early on Sunday in a grenade attack on a camp…

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South Africa Hits 500,000 Confirmed COVID Cases, Still Not at Peak

South Africa on Saturday surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa’s 54 countries. Health Minister Zwelini…

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WFP Appeals For $250M to Ease Zimbabwe’s ‘Dire Situation’ Food Crisis

The United Nations World Food Program is appealing for an additional $250 million in emergency aid to help millions of Zimbabweans at risk of starvation….

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WHO Warns Africa Against Easing of Coronavirus Restrictions

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned Africa against easing coronavirus restrictions as the number of infections on the continent has doubled in the past…

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Cameroon Dispatches Healthcare Workers to Find, Treat Hepatitis Patients

Healthcare workers in Cameroon are marking World Hepatitis Day (July 28), to raise awareness of the virus, which causes inflammation of the liver and kills about…

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AFRICOM Says Civilian Killed in Airstrike in Somalia

The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) says an airstrike that was intended to target al-Shabab fighters in Somalia earlier this year killed one civilian and wounded…

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Coronavirus Infections Accelerate in Africa

The spread of the coronavirus in Africa has lagged much of the globe, but it’s picking up speed. Health authorities say the highly infectious virus…

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With Shrinking Health Force, Africa Struggles Amid COVID Crisis

Thousands of health care workers across Africa have contracted coronavirus, a fact that worries international health officials who say the continent’s health infrastructure is strained…

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