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Dozens of Students Kidnapped in Central Nigeria, Officials Say

Nigerian officials said dozens of high school boys were abducted Wednesday in Niger state by gunmen disguised in military uniforms. Reports said the kidnappers killed at least one student who tried to escape during the attack, the second in Nigeria in …

COVID-19 Cases Increase in Tanzania, Despite Government Denial

Tanzania’s government insists there are no cases of COVID-19 in the country, but residents and doctors point to a growing number of illnesses and deaths. Opposition politicians say the government’s stance is endangering lives.Nasa Kiwanga visits the gr…

Coronavirus Variant Could Overwhelm Hospitals, Zimbabwe Authorities Warn

Zimbabwean authorities say the more contagious coronavirus variant that was first spotted in South Africa now accounts for 61 percent of Zimbabwe’s new cases. Public health experts say they fear the variant could overwhelm Zimbabwe’s collapsed health c…