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Coronavirus Variant Could Overwhelm Hospitals, Zimbabwe Authorities Warn

Zimbabwean authorities say the more contagious coronavirus variant that was first spotted in South Africa now accounts for 61 percent of Zimbabwe’s new cases. Public health experts say they fear the variant could overwhelm Zimbabwe’s collapsed health c…

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COVID-19 Cases Increase in Tanzania, Despite Government Denial

Tanzania’s government insists there are no cases of COVID-19 in the country, but residents and doctors point to a growing number of illnesses and deaths. Opposition politicians say the government’s stance is endangering lives.Nasa Kiwanga visits the gr…

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Aid Agencies Respond to New Ebola Outbreak in Guinea

The World Health Organization and other aid agencies are moving quickly to try to gain control over a new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea. Guinea is one of three countries that was affected by the 2014 West African outbreak, the largest in…

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60 Dead, More than 200 Missing in Congo River Boating Accident

A Democratic Republic of Congo official said more than 200 people are missing after the boat they were on sank on the Congo River, claiming the lives of at least 60 people Sunday night in the country’s western Equateur province. Humanitarian Affairs Mi…

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Doctors Report Sudden Coronavirus Spike in Somalia

Health authorities in Somalia say the country has been hit by a second wave of the coronavirus, blaming travels abroad and public gatherings ahead of elections for the increase in cases. Minister of Health and Social Care Dr. Fawziya Abikar said cases…

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With 3 Ebola Cases Confirmed, Guinea Prepares to Welcome MSF Mission

After three Ebola cases were confirmed in Guinea, local health authorities declared an outbreak in the rural area of Gouéké in N’Zerekore on January 14.In response to the newly reported cases, Doctors Without Borders (MSF, for its French acronym) annou…

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Guinea Government Confirms New Ebola Outbreak Near Liberian Border

The government of Guinea has confirmed a new Ebola outbreak in the southeastern city of Nzerekore, near the border with Liberia. Nzerekore was ground zero of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa that killed more than 11,300 people. Guinea’s infor…

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Heavy Clashes Rage in Central Yemen; Dozens Killed

Heavy fighting between forces of Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Houthi rebels raged again on Sunday, extending a week of violence in the strategic province of Marib, Yemeni officials said. With dozens killed, the fighting has cast ma…

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