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Starvation Looms in Southern Madagascar, WFP Warns

The U.N. World Food Program warns five years of recurrent drought and the COVID-19 pandemic have brought southern Madagascar to its knees, with hundreds of thousands of its inhabitants struggling to find enough food to eat.Lack of rain and poor harvest…

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South Africa Extends Coronavirus Restrictions as Cases Climb

South Africa’s president has extended restrictions as coronavirus infections affect more and more people — including, notably, the U.S. ambassador to South Africa, who announced this week she was recovering from the virus. President Cyril Ramaphosa sa…

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COVID-19 Kills Two Malawian Cabinet Members; President Declares State of National Disaster

Two ministers in the cabinet of Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera died Tuesday from COVID-19. The southern African country is dealing with a steep rise in cases, and in a televised address the president urged Malawians to take protective measures.Spe…

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UN: Thousands Flee Central African Republic Election Violence

The U.N. refugee agency reported Friday that violence surrounding last month’s election in Central African Republic has sent tens of thousands of people fleeing for…

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Cameroon Deploys Troops as Separatists Threaten African Nations Championship

In Cameroon, one week ahead of the African Nations Soccer Championship, officials have deployed troops to protect players from across Africa as separatists vow to…

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Zimbabwe Police Arrest Journalist for Third Time in 6 Months

Prominent Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono appeared in court Saturday after police arrested him for “peddling falsehoods.” Media monitor groups fear Chin’ono’s arrest — his third…

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Experts: Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Conflict Could Spread to Neighboring Provinces

The ongoing violence in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado could spread to neighboring provinces, officials and experts warn. In the province of Niassa, west…

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Economist: Abraham Accords, US Loan Will Help Revitalize Sudan’s Economy

Sudan took another big step this week toward rejoining the international community and losing its label as a pariah state by officially signing an agreement…

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