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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 […]

Health

Pandemic Likely to Worsen West Africa’s Looming Mass Hunger, WFP Warns

A recent U.N. assessment estimates more than 21 million people across West Africa will be short of food during the coming lean season between June and August when food stocks are at their lowest.  U.N. officials report they will need urgent assistance from the international community to survive.  Armed conflict, widespread displacement and climate change are pushing millions […]