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Heart Study: Low- and Regular-Dose Aspirin Prove Safe, Effective

An unusual study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- or regular-strength aspirin concluded that both doses seem equally safe and effective for preventing additional heart proble…

CDC Issues Mask, Distancing Guidance for Students

When schools in the United States open this fall, students from kindergarten through 12th grade should wear masks, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday, as it refines its guidance against the coronavirus.Because not every s…

30 Sentenced to Death Over Anti-police Clashes in DR Congo

KINSHASA, D.R.C. – Thirty people were sentenced to death in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Saturday for their role in anti-police violence marking the end of Ramadan in the capital, Kinshasa.A policeman was killed Thursday as rival Muslim grou…

Drought, Torrential Rains Devastate Somalia

The United Nations warns Somalia faces a perilous future as drought followed by torrential rains have destroyed this year’s planting season.Somalia is one of the countries in the world most prone to the erratic and calamitous impacts of climate change….

Jailed Cameroonian Convict Charged With Impersonating African Presidents, Fraud

Cameroonian convict Jacques Calvin Eyafa has been bound to a wheelchair at the Yaoundé maximum security prison for the past two years. But authorities say that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to steal money from people over the phone.Police in Ca…

Internal Emails Reveal WHO Knew of Sex Abuse Claims in Congo

When Shekinah was working as a nurse’s aide in northeastern Congo in January 2019, she said, she was offered a job from a World Health Organization doctor at double her salary — in exchange for sex. “Given the financial difficulties of my family … I ac…

Chad’s New Leader Visits Niger in 1st International Trip

Chad’s new leader Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby traveled to Niger on Monday, making his first international trip since the military put him in charge last month following the death of his father.Deby arrived in Niger’s capital, Niamey, where he was greeted …