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August 02, 2020
In Africa, stigma surrounding coronavirus hinders response
After 23 days in quarantine in Uganda — far longer than required — Jimmy Spire Ssentongo walked free in part because of a ...
July 20, 2020
Home learning, reopening schools especially hard in Africa
Lessons via radio or TV. Math problems in newspapers. Classes on Zoom or WhatsApp. The options for African students to keep ...
June 28, 2020
Women 'on precipice' in developing countries amid COVID-19
Rebecca Nakamanya rolls her eyes, dismissing a question about school fees. What really worries her is how to feed three ...
June 07, 2020
Africa's essential truckers say they face virus stigma
They haul food, fuel and other essential supplies along sometimes dangerous roads during tough economic times. But Africa's ...
May 16, 2020
Burundi defies COVID-19 for election ending a bloody rule
Burundi is pushing ahead with an election on Wednesday that will end the president's divisive and bloody 15-year rule.
April 29, 2020
China silent amid global calls to give Africa debt relief
African leaders are asking what China can do for them as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to destroy economies and wipe out ...
April 10, 2020
New, larger wave of locusts threatens millions in Africa
Weeks before the coronavirus spread through much of the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of ...
April 05, 2020
'Complete collapse of economies' ahead as Africa faces virus
Some of Uganda’s poorest people used to work here, on the streets of Kampala, as fruit sellers sitting on the pavement or as ...
March 13, 2020
Ugandan security forces detain general opposed to president
Ugandan security forces are holding a retired army general and presidential aspirant for allegedly urging a foreign ...
March 06, 2020
The Latest: Virus threat prompts cancellation of SXSW
The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local to Seoul): 7:10 a.m. Austin city officials have canceled the South by ...
February 26, 2020
East Africa's huge locust outbreak now spreads to Congo
A small group of desert locusts has entered Congo, marking the first time the voracious insects have been seen in the Central ...
February 18, 2020
Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South Sudan
The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan, a country where roughly ...
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