Africa

FILE - School-going pupils from the Democratic Republic of Congo cross the Mpondwe border point separating Uganda and the DRC, Aug. 14, 2019.
UN officials warn COVID 19 spread may siphon resources to fight measles and other preventable epidemics, putting more children at risk of dying
Lisa Schlein
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 08:45
Nigerian soldiers march during 58th anniversary celebrations of Nigerian independence, in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018…
The announcement comes after Chad's defense minister said Tuesday his country had deployed forces across its neighbors' borders to battle insurgents who killed almost 100 Chadian soldiers last month
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Thu, 04/02/2020 - 07:42
Somalia's former prime minister Nur Hussein Hassan speaks during the opening ceremony of peace talks between Somalia's opposition Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (ARS) and the government in Djibouti, Jan. 25, 2009.
During his term from November 2007 to February 2009, Nur Hassan Hussein was credited with leading peace talks between Ethiopia-backed government and Eritrea-based rebels
Harun Maruf
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 17:34
FILE - Angry villagers in Phalombe district destroyed this house  in 2018 after accusing its owners of withholding rains through magic. The existence of vampires is another common superstition in Malawi. (Lameck Masina/VOA)
Officials remind people that vampires do not exist after attacks kill five
Lameck Masina
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 14:02
Staff members of the Congolese Ministry of Health perform a COVID-19 test at a private residence in Goma, northeastern…
As African nations gear up and lock down to fight the spread of the coronavirus, security experts say armed conflicts across the continent are hampering containment efforts
Stacey Knott
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 14:24
FILE - Flags fly outside the United Nations headquarters in New York.
UN members have been sent two rival resolutions for consideration — and under new voting rules instituted because the global body isn't holding meetings, if a single country objects a resolution is defeated
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Wed, 04/01/2020 - 08:56
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Senegalese graffiti collective RBS has created murals across Dakar to encourage residents to practice good hygiene.
In a country where only half the population is literate, art is helping to spread the word about best hygiene practices and social distancing
Annika Hammerschlag
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 00:20
In this photo taken Thursday, March 26, 2020, residents live in crowded conditions in the Sayidka camp for internally displaced…
Health officials in Hargeisa say samples taken from two individuals — a local man who visited Britain and a Chinese man — had tested positive for COVID-19
Harun Maruf
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 22:03
Lupai Samuel Stephen, director of an organization called I Am Peace Initiative, sits with his team to organize the upcoming Peace Camp program in Juba, South Sudan. (Chika Oduah/VOA)
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Peace-building initiatives in South Sudan aim to build on the recent power-sharing agreement and end years of warfare
Chika Oduah
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:16
South Sudan Activists Hope to Unify A Divided Nation
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The people of South Sudan have endured decades of war. The intense fighting has left deep scars on the nation.
Chika Oduah
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:24
Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi arrives to vote in general elections in Moshupa, west of Gaborone, Botswana, Oct. 23, 2019.
The southern African nation was one of the few African countries without a confirmed case until Monday, when three people tested positive
Mqondisi Dube
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 15:51
Cameroonians Displaced by Separatist Conflict Need Support 
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Ongoing clashes between Cameroon’s separatists and the military have affected nearly two million people, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. Many of the displaced have found refuge in the neighboring town of Douala, where they live crowded into small rooms and struggling to get by. Moki Edwin Kindzeka has this report by Anne Nzouankeu from Douala.
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 15:29
Kenya's Minibus Drivers Say They Cannot Afford to Strike
Transportation workers must decide whether to carry on with their work or stay home and earn nothing
Mohammed Yusuf
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:57
South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers stand next to an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) in the Cape Flats area…
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday night that at least 10,000 field workers will be going door-to-door in the next few days to conduct mass screenings and testing for the virus
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 09:46
A store assistant gives people hand sanitiser as shoppers stock up on groceries at a Makro Store ahead of a nationwide 21 day…
Social grants are being paid this week to the elderly, people who are disabled and children
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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 01:13