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COVID Pandemic Worsening Gender Divide in Africa, WHO Says

GENEVA – The COVID-19 pandemic is worsening gender inequality in Africa and causing millions of women great physical, mental and economic distress, the World Health Organization says. Although fewer women in Africa are contracting COVID-19, the pande…

Somalia Fears New US Airstrike Guidance Is Benefiting al-Shabab

A key U.S. partner in the fight against terrorism is growing increasingly uneasy about the Biden administration’s new guidance on the use of drones and airstrikes, concerned that the changes are giving an already emboldened al-Qaida affiliate more room…

Bomb Blast Kills at Least 20 in Somali Capital

A suicide car bomb killed at least 20 and injured 30 late Friday in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.The explosion happened at Luul Yemeni restaurant in the city’s port area and sent smoke into the sky, according to Reuters, citing state media.“So far w…

Effort to Curb Ebola in Guinea, DR Congo Gathering Steam

The World Health Organization says it is using every measure it has to curb the spread of parallel Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo. One of the biggest lessons learned from the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa — the…

Rwanda Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations

The east-central African nation of Rwanda began its COVID-19 vaccination program Friday, using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, making it the first African nation to administer the drug. The nation received 102,960 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and 240,000 dose…

Women’s Representation in South Sudan State Governments Misses Mandated 35%

Women’s and human rights activists in South Sudan say parties to the 2018 peace deal are violating a provision that calls for 35% of government positions at all levels to be allocated to women.President Salva Kiir’s decree reconstituting Western Equat…