Category: Africa

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Dec
2020

Nigeria Sees Emergence Of Possible New COVID-19 MutationNigeria Sees Emergence Of Possible New COVID-19 Mutation

December 24, 2020 12:56 PM ET A new COVID-19 variant might have emerged in Nigeria, a top African Union health official told reporters Thursday. “It’s a separate lineage from the U.K. and South Africa,” the head of the African Union’s Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong, said Thursday, speaking of the probable […]

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Dec
2020

Facebook Accuses French Military Of Trolling Africa With Russian-Style MisinformationFacebook Accuses French Military Of Trolling Africa With Russian-Style Misinformation

December 15, 2020 4:32 PM ET Individuals linked to the French military have been accused Tuesday by Facebook of targeting regions in Africa with a secret influence operation, according to reports. Facebook staff said the company could not say whether the operation was orchestrated by the French military specifically, reported CNN Business. Facebook accused people […]

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Dec
2020

Gunmen Reportedly Kill 27, Burn Down Hundreds Of Homes Amid Nigerien ElectionsGunmen Reportedly Kill 27, Burn Down Hundreds Of Homes Amid Nigerien Elections

December 14, 2020 4:44 PM ET Attackers burned down at least 800 homes and killed at least 27 people in the southeastern region of Diffa in Niger on Saturday, according to a United Nations statement made Monday.  The U.N. did not attribute the actions to a particular group, according to Reuters. However, a local official […]

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Dec
2020

COVID-Fueled Economic Slowdown Likely To Starve Millions Of Children, New Study ClaimsCOVID-Fueled Economic Slowdown Likely To Starve Millions Of Children, New Study Claims

The global economic downturn ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic could end up killing thousands of children around the world while leaving millions more malnourished, a new study has found.  Approximately 168,000 children are “likely” to be killed by starvation before the global economy recovers, according to the new study from the Standing Together for […]

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Dec
2020

Two US Senators Want To Sanction A Key African Ally, Ethiopia, For Human Rights AbusesTwo US Senators Want To Sanction A Key African Ally, Ethiopia, For Human Rights Abuses

Two United States Senators want the government to consider placing sanctions on any Ethiopian officials found to be complicit in human rights violations as the country wages a civil war in its northern Tigray region.  The resolution was introduced Wednesday by Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho, according […]

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Dec
2020

Politician Named After Adolf Hitler Wins Local Election In African Country Of NamibiaPolitician Named After Adolf Hitler Wins Local Election In African Country Of Namibia

December 03, 2020 4:30 PM ET A man named after Nazi dictator and mass murderer Adolf Hitler has won a local election in the African country of Namibia.  Adolf Hitler Uunona won an election last week to become councilor of Ompundja in the south African country, according to the BBC. He admits that his father […]

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Nov
2020

New Refugee Crisis Brewing As Ethiopia Descends Into Civil WarNew Refugee Crisis Brewing As Ethiopia Descends Into Civil War

A burgeoning civil war in Africa’s second-most populated country threatens to send hundreds of thousands of refugees across borders as they flee the violence, according to the Associated Press.  As many as 200,000 people could pour across the border from Ethiopia’s Tigray region into Sudan as the official government of the country goes to war […]

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Nov
2020

Over 50 People Beheaded In Mozambique By ISIS-Linked TerroristsOver 50 People Beheaded In Mozambique By ISIS-Linked Terrorists

November 10, 2020 5:05 PM ET ISIS-linked terrorists beheaded and dismembered more than 50 people over three days at a soccer field in Mozambique, according to local reports.  The terrorists launched attacks on villages in the areas of Miudumbe and Macomia, burning down homes and kidnapping women and children, according to the New York Post. […]

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