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Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 150,000 Across Continent

July 11, 2021
Cape Town — As of July 10 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 5,869,127 while over 37,004,431 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 150,483 and 5,067,406 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases 2,157,687 and 63,873 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (539,839), Tunisia (481,735), Egypt (282,864),

Africa: Tracing the History of Farming Across Africa Gives Clues to Low Production Outputs

July 6, 2021
Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa is under-performing, leaving 30% of people in the region food insecure. Food insecurity means that not all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs. Many reasons have been put forward for this state of

Africa: More Than 23.1 Million People Vaccinated Across the Continent

May 30, 2021
As of May 30, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached   4,821,436 while over 23,109,877 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached  130,120 and 4,355,268 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases –   1,659,070 – and 56,363 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (

Africa: As Cities Grow Across Africa, They Must Plan for Water Security

May 15, 2021
Here’s a startling figure: 1.5 billion people will live in African cities by 2050, more than double the number today. African cities – including unplanned urban areas and informal settlements – are already facing staggering challenges: poverty, the need for more and better jobs, and a lack of housing and basic infrastructure, all of which

Africa: Internet Access Uneven Across Sub-Saharan Africa As Campaign Dubbed #UnmuteTheWorld Launched to Address Gap

April 17, 2021
Nairobi — A campaign dubbed #UnmuteTheWorld, has been launched to make internet access a fundamental right and ensure 3.7 billion people are connected virtually. The campaign launched last week called for action on the digital divide especially since COVID-19 has exacerbated the challenge as connections and opportunities increasingly happen online. Nearly half of the world’s

Africa: Over 6.2 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent

March 27, 2021
As of March 27, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,164,880 while over 6,230,004 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached 111,537 and 3,756,434 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,543,079 – and 52,602 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (

Republicans across the nation escalate the war on voters, and the filibuster is their key weapon

March 25, 2021
Right now, the Republican legislatures in at least eight states controlled by their party are trying to seize complete control of the election process, over civil servants, judges, and county officials. Georgia is ground zero. “It’s looking at total control of the election process by elected officials, which is not what it should be,” Helen

Africa: Over 2.8 Million Covid-19 Recoveries Across Continent

January 22, 2021
As of January 22, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,364,291. Reported deaths in Africa reached 82,789 and 2,809,930 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,380,807 – and 39,501 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (463,706), Tunisia (190,884), Egypt (158,963), Ethiopia (159,715), and Nigeria (116,655). For the latest totals, see

Africa: Over 3 Million Covid-19 Cases Across Continent

January 10, 2021
As of January 10, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,021,772. Reported deaths in Africa reached 72,123 and 2,449,587 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,214,176 – and 32,824 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (451,637), Tunisia (157,514), Egypt (148,799), Ethiopia (127,792), and Libya (104,002). For the latest totals, see

Coronavirus testing lines swell across US amid influx of cases

November 13, 2020
Coronavirus testing lines swelled as swaths of the country battled spikes in infections and hospitalizations in recent weeks, new photos and videos show. In Newark, NJ — where Mayor Ray Baraka on Thursday imposed more restrictive measures in an attempt to stem the tide — dozens of drivers lined up at a testing site as
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