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Malawi Grapples With Recurring Problem: Mob Attacks on Accused Vampires

Malawian officials are taking steps to stop a new wave of mob attacks on people accused of being vampires. Officials say five people were killed in attacks in three separate areas last month. Similar attacks killed nine people in 2017.

South Sudan Activists Hope to Unify Divided Nation

Thirty-one-year-old Junior Dau sits in the parlor of his home in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, gazing at photos of his slain cousin. The cousin was killed as a soldier fighting in the civil war that broke out in 2013. “He got shot

If Coronavirus Hits Libyan Detention Centers It Would be a ‘Massacre’

While much of the world is under orders to practice social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus, there are certain places where such distance is impossible. Overcrowded migrant detention centers, particularly those in Libya, are among the places most

In Cameroon, Violating COVID-19 Restrictions Can Get You Arrested

Police in Cameroon have begun arresting people who defy measures put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which has so far has infected 139 people in the central African state. Police are sealing shops that exceed maximum

Nigeria Shuts Down Lagos and Abuja to Control Coronavirus Spread

Nigeria’s two main cities — Abuja and Lagos — are preparing to go on lockdown to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  The arrival of coronavirus testing kits donated by a Chinese billionaire is expected to give officials a more

Experts: African Economies Need Massive Support to Weather Coronavirus

A number of African economies are among the world’s fastest growing in recent years. However, analysts fear COVID-19, which was slow to arrive on the continent, will end that. The U.N. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) estimates the coronavirus has