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Malawi COVID-19 Cases Rise as Citizens Return from South Africa

BLANTYRE – Malawi is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases as citizens return from South Africa, the country hit harder than any other in Africa. Hundreds of returnees are expected to arrive in Malawi this week, raising fears the figures…

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Recent Attack in Western Niger Sends More Then 1,000 Fleeing  

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency reports more than 1,000 people have fled a site in western Niger following an attack by unidentified armed men on Sunday. The group — a mix of Malian refugees, displaced and local Niger nationals — has…

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Somalia Floods Update (2 June 2020)

There was further reduction of rainfall during the week ending on 31 May 2020 as we approach the end of the Gu rainy season which usually ends in late May in some places and early June in others. A few…

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HOLD for 6PM — Fears for Livelihoods Over Fishing Harbor Demolition in Ghana

ACCRA – Demolition of Accra’s iconic James Town fishing community began late last month, to construct a China-funded multi-million-dollar fishing harbor.  Local authorities pulled down over 300 temporary and permanent structures, including businesses, a school, and places of worship in the…

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Floods, locusts and COVID-19: UN agencies warn Somalia’s gains at risk from ‘triple threat’

Mogadishu, 2 June 2020 – The political and security gains made by Somalia over recent years could be at risk of reversal if swift action is not taken by the international community to help local authorities avert a major humanitarian…

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Trump threatens to send in army to end unrest

President Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to quell growing civil unrest in the US over the death of a black man in police custody. He said if cities and states failed to control the protests and…

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The European Union funded project on the Durable solutions deliver medical supplies for Somaliland’s COVID response

As part of its collaboration with the Somaliland Durable Solutions Consortium (SDSC), the European Union and its partners delivered today critical medical supplies to 7 health facilities and the Burao General Hospital in Somaliland in their COVID-19 response. The supplies…

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OCHA Somalia: Update 5 – Overview of COVID-19 directives, 30 May 2020

Introduction This note summarises the directives promulgated (either written or verbal) by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Federal Member States (FMS) aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19; and identifies the impact of the restrictions on the general…

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Somalia blast kills at least 10 on bus

MOGADISHU, At least 10 people died and 12 were wounded when an explosive device ripped through a minibus outside the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, the government said. The deadly explosion occurred near Lafole village along the Afgoye-Mogadishu where the…

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Somalia commission to probe killing of seven health workers

MOGADISHU, Somalia will set up a regional commission to probe the killing of seven health workers and report publicly within a month, the head of Hirshabelle state said, as the United Nations condemned what it called an outrage. Masked men…