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    Beyonce urges charges against police in Breonna Taylor death

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:06pm on June 16, 2020

    Beyonce made an impassioned appeal for justice Monday in the case of Breonna Taylor, the African American woman shot dead  by plainclothes police as she...

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    Coronavirus impact could kill 50,000 children in ME, NA: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Amman | Updated at 12:37am on June 16, 2020

    UN agencies warned Monday that the coronavirus pandemic could lead to the deaths of an additional 51,000 under-fives in the Middle East and North Africa...

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    First two UN peacekeepers die of coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 01:57pm on May 30, 2020

    Two UN peacekeepers in Mali have died from the coronavirus, officials said Friday. Out of the some 100,000 UN troops deployed on about 15 different...

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    Guterres warns coronavirus could bring Africa into ‘extreme poverty’

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations, United States | Updated at 02:05pm on May 20, 2020

    The United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres warned that millions of people could be pushed into extreme poverty in Africa due to the coronavirus pandemic and...

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    Coronavirus could infect 200m in Africa: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:10pm on May 15, 2020

    The new coronavirus could kill 150,000 people in Africa in a year unless urgent action is taken, according to a WHO modelling study that says...

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    Up to 190,000 could die in Africa: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Kinshasa | Updated at 10:35pm on May 08, 2020

    Up to 190,000 people in Africa could die of coronavirus in the first year of the pandemic if containment measures fail, the World Health Organisation...

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    African community targeted in China coronavirus crackdown

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:51pm on April 12, 2020

    Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as...

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    Nigerians brace for lockdown as Africa tries to halt virus

    Agence France-Presse . Lagos, Nigeria | Updated at 10:00pm on March 30, 2020

    Over 20 million Nigerians on Monday scrambled to prepare for lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggled...

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    African music legend Dibango in hospital with coronavirus

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 09:46pm on March 19, 2020

    Veteran Afro jazz star Manu Dibango has been admitted to hospital suffering from the coronavirus, his official Facebook page said Wednesday. The 86-year-old Cameroonian star,...

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    First COVID-19 death reported in Burkina Faso

    Agence France-Presse . Ouagadougou | Updated at 03:05pm on March 19, 2020

    Sub-Saharan Africa has recorded its first COVID-19 death, a high-ranking politician in Burkina Faso, as the head of the World Health Organisation urged the continent...