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Ramadan Gatherings Continue in Tanzania Amid COVID-19

While many countries with Muslim populations have imposed coronavirus restrictions during the holy month of Ramadan, Tanzania, which is more than a third Muslim, has not. Despite President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s shift away from her predecessor’s COVID-1…

Chad President Killed in Battle with Rebels; Son to Lead Ruling Military Council

Chad’s army says President Idriss Deby has been killed in clashes with rebels, ending his 30-year grip on power in the Central African nation.Speaking on state television Tuesday, an army spokesman said Deby died of injuries sustained while visiting tr…

To Improve Strained Relations, Ugandan Army, Media Face Off on Soccer Field

Relations between the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces and the media have been strained in recent months, after several journalists were beaten by army troops while trying to cover a demonstration. In hopes of improving matters, top army officers played…

Malawi President Fires Cabinet Minister Over COVID Funds

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has fired his labor minister and arrested 19 officials for fraudulent use of funds meant to fight the coronavirus.  The arrests came after an audit revealed Malawi officials used millions of dollars in funds for thei…

WFP: Millions in West, Central Africa Facing Hunger Emergency

The United Nations World Food Program warns that millions of people in West and Central Africa are facing catastrophic levels of hunger driven by conflict and soaring food prices.More than 31 million people, an increase of 10 million over last year, a…

UN Warns COVID-19 is ‘Roaring Back’ as Yemen Faces Famine

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the world’s largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen is getting even worse with the COVID-19 pandemic “roaring back” in recent weeks as the Arab world’s poorest country faces a large-scale famine.In a grim u…

Nobel Doctor Calls Sexual Violence in Conflict a ‘Pandemic’

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege warned Wednesday that the scourge of sexual violence and rape in all conflicts is now “a real pandemic” and without sanctions and justice for the victims these horrific acts won’t stop.The Congolese doctor t…