COVID-19 Spread Speeding up in Africa, WHO says

The World Health Organization said the rate of infection of the novel coronavirus is accelerating across Africa. The WHO warned Thursday it took 98 days to reach 100,000 cases on the continent and just 19 days to reach 200,000 cases. South Africa, which has one of the highest coronavirus rates on the continent, is representative […]

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UNHCR Launches $186 Million Appeal for Sahel Displacement Crisis

The U.N. refugee agency is appealing for $186 million to protect and assist hundreds of thousands of civilians who have been forced to flee from escalating, increasingly brutal attacks from multiple armed groups in the volatile central Sahel region. The agency reports attacks by Islamist extremists and criminal gangs in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have crippled […]

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