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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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Doctors Without Borders Urges Kenyan Officials to Consult Refugees Before Closing Camps

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is urging the Kenyan government to consult with people living in refugee camps before closing the camps permanently. In a news release, the medical humanitarian organization said on Wednesday that a human-centered approac…

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At Least 2 Killed During Protests in Chad

At least two people were killed Tuesday in the central African country of Chad during protests demanding the country’s transitional military government transfer power to civilians. The country’s military council was led by President Idriss Deby Itno, w…

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Trade Between Chad and Cameroon Falls After Deby’s Death

Trade between Cameroon and its landlocked neighbor Chad has come to a virtual standstill, with Chad refusing entry to hundreds of trucks carrying essential supplies for its capital. Chadian military authorities sealed the border last week after the de…

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Vaccine Doses Pass 1 Billion Mark as Global Cases Set Another Record

PARIS – The number of COVID-19 jabs administered globally surpassed the 1 billion mark on Saturday, offering hope after months of pandemic misery, even as the number of coronavirus cases worldwide hit another daily record, mainly because of an explosio…

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US Government Funds Mental Health Crisis Teams to Stand In for Police

WASHINGTON – When police respond to a person gripped by a mental health or drug crisis, the encounter can have tragic results. Now a government insurance program will help communities set up an alternative: mobile teams with mental health practitioners…

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Deby’s Death Seen as Blow to Counterterrorism Efforts in Africa’s Sahel

The death of Chad’s President Idriss Deby could be a major setback for counterterrorism efforts in Africa’s restive Sahel region, according to Chadian activists, African politicians and security experts.The 68-year-old longtime leader died Monday from …

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IOM Says Up to 130 Dead as Boat Overturns in Mediterranean

As many as 130 people died this week in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Safa Msehli, IOM spokeswoman said “For two days, the NGO Alarm Phone, which is responsible for sending distres…

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