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Poverty may hit another 49 million, says UN chief

Every percentage point drop in global gross domestic product (GDP) means an additional 0.7 million stunted children, Guterres said

11 Jun 2020 11:42 AM

Burundi: Officials say president died of heart attack, many suspect virus infection

Burundi’s government had downplayed the virus and held the election and large rallies while also firing their WHO representative

10 Jun 2020 9:52 AM

African, Caribbean migrants continue trek towards US border

About 260 people have been stranded in Honduras since mid-March when countries in the region closed borders

04 Jun 2020 11:37 AM

South Africa postpones reopening of schools over safety concerns

The plan for reopening on Monday backfired after teachers’ unions and governing associations urged school staff to defy the government order

01 Jun 2020 2:39 PM

Corona checks affect food deliveries in East Africa

The UN’s World Food Programme ships 2,000 tonnes of beans and cooking oil to feed some of Uganda’s 1.4 million refugees

30 May 2020 1:42 PM

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Bill Gates conspiracy theories viral in Africa

A Kenyan politician's false online post has added major fuel to the spread of misinformation regarding the American business magnate

28 May 2020 9:55 AM

Ivory Coast army joins Burkina Faso in anti-jihadist operation

Burkina Faso and its neighbours Mali and Niger are battling Islamist insurgencies with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State

25 May 2020 10:54 AM

Muslims around the world celebrates Eid amid curfews and virus fears

The three-day holiday of Eid is usually a time of travel, family get-togethers and lavish daytime feasts after weeks of dawn-to-dusk fasting

24 May 2020 4:07 PM

Portuguese resort to test all residents ahead of summer season

Portugal, which so far has nearly 30,000 cases and 1,277 deaths, is slowly easing restrictions from a mid-March lockdown

22 May 2020 6:23 PM

Top fugitive suspected of funding Rwanda's genocide arrested outside Paris

Kabuga is accused of funding the militias that massacred some 800,000 people and their moderate allies over a span of 100 days in 1994

17 May 2020 3:26 PM

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Years of conflict leave Somalia ill-equipped to fight the virus

The official count of cases is now above 1,200, but no one really knows how many cases of COVID-19 it has so far

15 May 2020 1:57 PM

WHO study predicts virus could infect more than 200 million people in Africa

The predictions made by a WHO modelling study comes amid stark warnings that COVID-19 threatens of a health emergency in developing nations

15 May 2020 9:45 AM

Burundi kicks out WHO officials as they raise concern over mass political rallies

Burundi has 27 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, but some have raised concerns that more cases exist

14 May 2020 3:02 PM

UN chief urges faith leaders to challenge hate speech

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on faith leaders to promote solidarity based on human rights and human dignity

13 May 2020 2:13 PM

Madagascar ships anti-virus herbal tea to Guinea-Bissau president

WHO has clarified that the herbal tea's effects had not been tested, and there are no published scientific studies of the potion

03 May 2020 9:49 AM

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UN chief urges Africa to take urgent steps to stem coronavirus growth

Guterres said the UN and African countries are working together in fight against the pandemic.

16 Apr 2020 12:02 PM

IMF nod to debt relief for 25 poor nations

This provides grants to our poorest and most vulnerable members to cover their IMF debt obligations for an initial phase of next six months

14 Apr 2020 8:57 AM

As pandemic spreads, low- income countries fear devastating consequences

Aid groups are sounding alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of a severe outbreak in low-income and conflict-ridden countries

28 Mar 2020 11:10 AM

South Africa reports first two deaths in Covid19

The health minister in a statement said the deaths occurred in Western Cape province, home of Cape Town

27 Mar 2020 1:32 PM

In a seven hour attack, Boko Haram kill 100 Chadian soldiers

The attack on soldiers on the Boma peninsula lasted at least seven hours, and reinforcements sent to help were targeted

25 Mar 2020 6:31 PM

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