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Daily Archives: July 1, 2021

Burkina Faso’s President Sacks Defense Minister

Burkina Faso’s President Roch Kabore has dismissed the country’s defense minister in the wake of widespread protests Saturday against insecurity.Cherif Sy had been defense minister since the country’s conflict with domestic terror groups started in 201…

Storms Render Thousands of Ethiopian Refugees in Sudan Homeless

Aid agencies are racing against time to provide temporary shelter for more than 16,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan whose tents were swept away during violent storm surges over the past few weeks. The storms, which began in late May and gathered intensi…

WHO Says Africa Facing Third COVID Wave, Driven by Variants

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday that the African continent is facing a surging third wave of COVID-19 cases, driven by new and faster variants of the coronavirus that causes it.During a virtual briefing, WHO Regional Director for Af…