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Social media misinformation stokes a worsening civil war in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, old ethnic tensions are being incited in new ways. And that means the bloody civil war may be entering an even more destructive phase. → Read More

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Research Shows This Drug Shouldn't Be Used For COVID-19, But In South Africa Many Do

The South African government is trying to discourage the use of ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medication, as an anti-COVID-19 therapeutic. But some doctors are prescribing it anyway. → Read More

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Why South Africa Banned Booze — And What Happened Next

The hope was that if people weren't out drinking, they wouldn't be spreading the coronavirus. There were unforeseen benefits to the ban, which ended last month — and negative impacts as well. → Read More

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli, A COVID-19 Skeptic, Has Died

Magufuli had not been seen in public since the end of February, fueling speculation that he was ill. Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan announced his death on state television. → Read More

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History Repeats Itself: COVID-19 Vaccine Inequities Echo HIV Crisis

People were dying of a disease that could be treated — but in poor countries, they did not have access to medicines that could help. That was the story of HIV — and now of COVID-19. → Read More

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Uganda's Ruler Museveni Defends Violent Crackdown In Bid For 6th Term

President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, spoke to NPR ahead of Thursday's election. His main challenger, Bobi Wine, said Tuesday the military had killed his driver and his home had been raided. → Read More

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Ugandans Worry Insurrection In D.C. May Affect Elections In Their Country

Uganda is a week away from its contentious presidential election. And after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, some Ugandans are worried about what will happen in their country. → Read More

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Sudan, Which Once Sheltered Bin Laden, Removed From U.S. Terrorism List

The U.S. Embassy in Khartoum announced that the statutory 45 days had lapsed since President Trump gave Congress notice of Sudan's removal from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. → Read More

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'I Have Lost Everything': Ethiopian Refugees Flee For Their Lives

Last month, the Ethiopian government launched an offensive against a rebellious regional government. The ensuing conflict has killed hundreds, and almost 50,000 Ethiopians have crossed into Sudan. → Read More

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What To Know About Ethiopia's Tigray Conflict

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ordered a government offensive after accusing the Tigray People's Liberation Front of attacking Ethiopia's military. There are fears the conflict may escalate into civil war. → Read More

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Ethiopia Edges Toward Civil War As Federal Government Orders Attack On Tigray Region

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said forces of the Tigray People's Liberation Front, which controls Ethiopia's north, had attacked a federal military base, requiring a counter-attack. → Read More

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'Hope Is Lost' As Police Open Fire On Pro-Reform Protesters In Lagos, Nigeria

The protests began about two weeks ago demanding an end to police brutality. Now, as one activist said, "it has become so many things for so many Nigerians." The government declared a 24-hour curfew. → Read More

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Kenya Braced For The Worst. The Worst Didn't Happen. Why?

The case count — and death toll — during the pandemic have been surprisingly low. And last Sunday, people were out and about in Nairobi's parks. Researchers are trying to figure out what happened. → Read More

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Looking For A Comfort Drink For The Pandemic? Kenyans Love Their Fruity, Gingery Dawa

Called dawa and sold by street vendors, the concoctions have become so popular that they've driven up the price of lemons and limes. → Read More

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South Africa Introduces Alcohol Ban And Curfew As Coronavirus Surges

The country has more than 276,000 cases, surpassing Italy, Spain and other hard-hit nations. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the worst is yet to come. → Read More

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As Kenya Keeps Schools Shut, Teen Pregnancies Are Rising

The country's schools are closed until January as the coronavirus surges. Meanwhile, officials say there's an increase in underage expecting mothers. → Read More

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Kenya's Police Are Notorious. Few People Are Protesting

While the death of George Floyd has sparked protests around the world, Kenya — which has a notoriously brutal police force with roots in the colonial era — has seen few demonstrations. → Read More

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Why Forecasters Can't Make Up Their Mind About Africa And The Coronavirus

Will the continent see a disastrous wave of cases? Or will it be spared the brunt of the pandemic? Different researchers have different theories. → Read More

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The Tie That Binds These Grandparents In Isolation? TikTok

NPR's reporter in Nairobi finds his parents connecting with his kids through TikTok. Formerly the realm of Gen Z, the app's now a family board game where Grandma and Grandpa reveal their silly selves. → Read More

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From Nairobi, A Rare, Clear Glimpse Of Mount Kenya Drives Disbelief On Social Media

A photo on social media showing Africa's second-highest mountain from Nairobi made many Kenyans cry foul. But the photo — shot on a day free of pollution, because of COVID-19 restrictions — is real. → Read More