Years of Conflict Leave Somalia Ill-Equipped to Fight Virus

Years of conflict, instability and poverty have left Somalia ill-equipped to handle a health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, no one really knows how many cases of COVID-19 it has. The uncertainty has led to fear, confusion and panic even after authorities have tried to keep the public informed about the outbreak. The […]


30 Militants Killed in Raid, Malian Army Says

Malian troops have killed about 30 militants in a raid, the army said Friday, in the latest violence in the war-torn West African state. The country’s armed forces said on Twitter that they had killed “about 30 terrorists” near the border with neighboring Burkina Faso on Thursday afternoon. They added that they had seized 25 […]


‘Bro Run With Me’ – Somalis Fight Coronavirus Stress with New Pastime

To help Somalis cope with the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, some of the country’s best-known athletic stars are urging citizens to take up an activity that, until now, has not gained much traction — running. Videos featuring revered former Somali soccer players and sports icons running and exercising have circulated through social media, inspiring […]


WFP Warns Pandemic Exacerbating Hunger in Mideast, North Africa

The World Food Program warns the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to boost the number of hungry people in the Middle East and North African region to more than 47 million, an increase of more than 6.7 million from current figures. This region has been mired in conflict, political instability and economic problems for years. COVID-19 is […]


Worker From Congo Dies After COVID-19 Outbreak at Iowa Plant

An immigrant from Congo who worked at the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Waterloo has died of the coronavirus, the company confirmed Tuesday. The Congolese community in Waterloo has been mourning the death of Axel Kabeya, which several members announced Sunday on social media. A Congolese newspaper reported that Kabeya was one of the […]


African Countries Should Reopen Economies Gradually, Once Data Shows It’s Safe, Experts Say

 The World Health Organization, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Economic Forum have issued guidelines for African countries looking to reopen their economies after weeks of lockdown due to the coronavirus.  Health authorities are concerned that opening up too quickly could trigger a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases on the […]


East African Flower Industry Wilts as Sales to Europe Dry Up

Among its many other effects, the coronavirus pandemic has cut deeply into flower sales. This is being felt in the Netherlands, the center of the global horticulture industry, and in East African flower exporting countries like Kenya and Ethiopia, where tens of thousands of jobs are increasingly in danger.  Aalsmeer, just outside of Amsterdam, is […]


CAte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Ligue 1 : L’USC Bassam etrille l’Africa Sports d’Abidjan (3-0)

L’Union Sportive des Clubs de Bassam (USCB) a etrille, dimanche, au parc des sports Velodrome de Treichville, l’Africa Sports d’Abidjan, sur le score de (3-0), pour le compte de la 16A journee de ligue 1 de football de CAte d’Ivoire.Les Bassamois sont …


CAte d’Ivoire – AIP/ La ravisseuse d’enfant A� Anyama condamnee A� 10 ans d’emprisonnement A� Seguela

Dame Kanate Nakondja dite ”Hadja”, 22 ans, a ecope d’une peine privative de liberte de 10 ans decidee par les juges de la section du tribunal de Seguela (Centre-ouest, region du Worodougou) par devant lesquels elle a comparu mercredi pour ”enlAveme…


CAte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Des elAves arrA�tent les cours pour insecurite A� Grand-Bassam (correctif)

Les elAves des deux lycees et du collAge moderne de Grand-Bassam ont decrete, mardi, une semaine d’arrA�t de cours, pour question d’insecurite au sein des etablissements, a appris l’AIP.Selon des informations concordantes, les elAves sont chaque jour v…


CAte d’Ivoire-AIP/ Le Gouvernement salue des prix avantageux pour les produits de grande consommation en 2019

Globalement, sur l’annee 2019, les prix des produits de grande consommation ont ete plus avantageux qu’en 2018 en raison de la clemence du climat et plus specifiquement des actions de lutte contre la vie chAre, a salue mercredi, le ministre de la Comm…

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