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Cameroon Says 53 Killed in Collision Between Truck, Passenger Bus

Officials in Cameroon say at least 53 people died and 21 were severely burned Wednesday morning when a passenger bus collided with a truck illegally carrying fuel in the western village of Santchou, near the town of Dschang. Awa Fonka Augustine, govern…

Report: Guinea Worm Disease Cases Drop Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

Human Guinea worm cases in six African countries dropped to 27 in 2020, about 50% less than what was recorded the year before, despite COVID-19 challenges, the Carter Center announced Tuesday.Animal cases fell by 20% over the same period.“The numbers w…

Zimbabwe Buries 2 Ministers, Former Prison Chief Amid COVID-19 Surge

Zimbabwe’s government held burials Wednesday for two Cabinet ministers and a former prison official who died from COVID-19. The Cabinet now has lost four ministers to the coronavirus — three of them this month — and more than 1,000 people overall. P…

UN Appeals for Protection, Support for African Refugees Fleeing Toward Mediterranean

The U.N. refugee agency is appealing for $100 million to provide protection and support for thousands of African refugees risking their lives trying to reach and cross the Mediterranean Sea.Escalating conflicts and violence in Africa’s Sahel region and…