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World Apr 10New, larger wave of locusts threatens millions in Africa
The second wave of a huge locust outbreak is arriving in parts of East Africa. This wave of the voracious insects is estimated to be 20 times the size of the first.
World Apr 05‘Complete collapse of economies’ ahead as Africa faces virus
The global economic crisis linked to the coronavirus could wipe out jobs for millions across the African continent, many who live hand-to-mouth with zero savings.
Health Mar 24Novel coronavirus-related crimes capitalize on global panic
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, so too do the crimes related to it — transgressions that capitalize on fear, panic and the urge to lay blame, and add to the burden on law enforcement agencies trying to protect vulnerable citizens.
World Jun 15Ugandan medics now tackling Ebola say they lack supplies
While Ugandan authorities praise health workers as “heroes” and say they are prepared to contain the spread of Ebola, some workers disagree, wondering where the millions of dollars spent on preparing for the virus have gone if a hospital on…
World Jun 125-year-old Ugandan boy dies of Ebola as outbreak spreads beyond Congo
There have been three confirmed cases in Uganda for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,400 in Congo.
World Feb 23Nigerians cast ballots in delayed election after explosions, gunfire
Nigerian officials began counting votes in its delayed election on Saturday, after gunfire and explosions started voting day, as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa’s most populous nation.
World Feb 16Nigeria’s candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay
Nigeria’s top candidates on Saturday condemned the last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa’s largest democracy for calm.
World Feb 13Ahead of elections, Nigerian government warns ‘fake news kills people’
The stakes are high in Nigeria ahead of Saturday's presidential vote marked by widespread discontent over unemployment, poverty and insecurity in some parts of the country.
World Jan 02Congolese flee to Uganda after contentious election, raising Ebola fears
Some Congolese trying to cross the border were forced back after resisting the efforts of Ugandan health officials screening people for Ebola, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross in Uganda said.
World Sep 21127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria
At least 37 people had been rescued from the sunken ferry as of Thursday evening, when rescue teams called off their work overnight.