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21-story building under construction in Nigeria collapses
November 2, 2021
A 21-story apartment building being built in an upscale area of Nigeria's largest city collapsed on Monday with dozens of workers feared trapped under the rubble, witnesses said. ... read more »
Women Left Behind: Gender Gap Emerges in Africa’s Vaccines
October 15, 2021
the women in Sare Gibel already had heard the rumors on social media: The vaccines could make your blood stop or cause you to miscarry. Women who took it wouldn't get pregnant again. ... read more »
Africa Detecting Just 1 in 7 COVID-19 cases, Says WHO Study
October 15, 2021
Only one in seven COVID-19 infections in Africa are being detected, meaning the continent's estimated infection level may be 59 million people, according to a new study by the World Health Organization. ... read more »
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Nigerian Doctors Call off 2-month Strike Despite Pay Arrears
October 5, 2021
Doctors in Nigeria's government hospitals have suspended a two-month strike for payment of salaries owed to many and improved working conditions. ... read more »
Distribution Problems, Hesitancy Slow Uganda Vaccination Bid
October 4, 2021
The light bulb hanging from the ceiling flickered on and off, infuriating the technician in this remote Ugandan town as he checked the refrigerators filled with vaccine doses to confirm they were still working. ... read more »
Africa Internet Riches Plundered, Contested by China Broker
October 4, 2021
Outsiders have long profited from Africa's riches of gold, diamonds, and even people.?Digital resources have proven no different. ... read more »
Afghanistan’s arc from 9/11 to today: Once hopeful, now sad
August 31, 2021
The bodies of the Arabian people, who had stayed behind were mutilated and bloodied. They had been found and killed by advancing Afghans of another faction who were brought to the city by a blistering U.S.-led campaign that drove the Taliban from power. ... read more »
Core Group signals support for Haiti’s designated PM
July 18, 2021
A key group of international diplomats on Saturday signaled support for Haiti's designated prime minister in the first such statement of its kind following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise _ a move that surprised many because it does not mention the interim prime minister who has actually been running the country. ... read more »
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Paris Court tries Anti-Racism Activist for Statue Attack
May 11, 2021
A French activist for Black rights went on trial in Paris on Monday for defacing a statue of a historical figure from France's colonial, slave-trading past, calling the protest a political act to denounce deep-seated racism. ... read more »
Why India’s pandemic data is vastly undercounted
May 3, 2021
Even after more than a year of devastating coronavirus surges across the world, the intensity and scale of India's current crisis stands out, with patients desperate for short supplies of oxygen, pleas for help from overwhelmed hospitals, and images of body bags and funeral pyres. ... read more »
HIV Drugs Run Short in Kenya as People Say Lives at Risk
April 26, 2021
Kenyans living with HIV say their lives are in danger due to a shortage of anti-retroviral drugs donated by the United States amid a dispute between the U.S. aid agency and the Kenyan government. ... read more »
UN: Tigray’s Humanitarian Crisis Worsens, No Eritrean Exit
April 16, 2021
The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the grave humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region is deteriorating, with no sign of Eritrean troops withdrawing and alarmingly widespread reports of systematic rape and other sexual violence mainly by men in uniform. ... read more »
Iran Atomic Sites Targeted by Diplomacy, Sabotage
April 15, 2021
Iran's nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the latest incident striking its underground Natanz facility. ... read more »
‘Leave no Tigrayan’: In Ethiopia, an ethnicity is erased
April 8, 2021
Now, for the first time, they also bring proof of an official attempt at what is being called ethnic cleansing in the form of a new identity card that eliminates all traces of Tigray, as confirmed to The Associated Press by nine refugees from different communities. ... read more »
Refugee Families Urge Biden to Keep Promise to Up Admissions
April 6, 2021
The families of refugees and their supporters, including 124 elected officials, sent President Joe Biden a letter Tuesday urging him to make good on his promise to boost refugee admissions to the United States during the current budget year, replacing the record low number set by his predecessor. ... read more »
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