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Africans rush for chloroquine as coronavirus tsunami looms

Despite loud appeals for caution, Africans are rushing to embrace chloroquine, the venerable anti-malaria drug touted as a possible treatment for coronavirus. From...

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Goma has endured war and Ebola. Now comes coronavirus

In 1994, when Cacuru Emmanuel was 12, 850,000 people fleeing neighboring Rwanda poured into his hometown of Goma. Eight years later, the Nyiragongo volcano spat out a 1...

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Rwanda extends nationwide lockdown until April 19

Preventive measures have slowed spread of novel coronavirus, says president. Rwanda on Wednesday extended its lockdown to April 19 as part of efforts to curb the spread...

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Does God cause pandemics?

Is God in some way behind the current coronavirus pandemic? Is He sending us all a warning? Or is it just an example of life being out of control in a world full of...

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Messi vs Ronaldo: The statistical comparison to finally determine who is football’s greatest

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been compared throughout their illustrious careers, with football fans regularly left torn over which superstar is the better...

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UNDERSTANDING FARMER NEEDS FOR NEW SWEETPOTATO VARIETIES

eanne Mukasine hails from Gakenke district in the northern reaches of Rwanda, the country of a thousand hills. Mukasine wears many hats —farmer, mother and wife. She...

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Burundi confirms first 2 COVID-19 cases

Burundians who arrived from Rwanda, Dubai test positive. Health officials in Burundi announced Tuesday the first two diagnosed cases there of the COVID-19 virus. Health...

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COVID-19 infections in war-torn Libya rise to 10

2 new coronavirus infections found, says National Anti-Disease Center Coronavirus cases in Libya have jumped to 10 with two new patients confirmed, officials said...

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Rights group warns Burundi on COVID-19 cover up

Human Rights Watch doubts claims that East African nation is virus-free Human Rights Watch on Tuesday criticized the Burundian government’s performance in dealing with...

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Star Wars actor Andrew Jack dies from coronavirus

Star Wars actor Andrew Jack has died from the coronavirus aged 76.   The star, who was also a dialect coach, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, at a hospital just...

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Over 300 people arrested for illegally entering South Sudan

More than 300 people who attempted to illegally enter South Sudan from neighboring Sudan and Uganda were arrested and quarantined at the borders, a health official said....

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Love in the time of coronavirus

We are exposed to numerous viruses from our day-to-day interactions with other people all the time. However, our risk of being infected by a simple greeting usually...

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Uganda pastor charged for alleged coronavirus denial

Ugandan authorities have charged and jailed a controversial pastor who allegedly denied the existence of the new coronavirus in Africa, police said Monday. The prominent...

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DRC armed forces rescue 38 hostages from rebels

Some 22 women and 16 men freed in ongoing operations Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo have rescued 38 people recently taken hostage by Ugandan ADF...

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Rwandan Government to install 1 million m² of cooling roofs by 2021

Within the framework of the Million Cool Roofs Challenge 2021, the Rwandan government has launched a project called “Rwanda Cooling Project”. It aims to deploy 1...

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Not selling booze and tobacco during lockdown ‘harmful to addicts’

The South African Drug Policy Initiative (SADPI) has called for the ban on the sale of alcohol and tobacco during the country’s coronavirus lockdown to be...

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Coronavirus: What to do if you get sick

As researchers work round the clock trying to understand the origin of novel coronavirus which will help them develop a vaccine against it, the virus continues to ravage...

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Rihanna talks becoming a mom in new interview: ‘I’ll have kids – three or four of ’em’

Rihanna is opening up about becoming a mom. The Love On The Brain singer is British Vogue’s May 2020 cover star, and she told the magazine she plans on having...

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Man Utd receive Lautaro Martinez transfer boost as Barcelona make key decision

Manchester United have received a boost in their bid to sign Lautaro Martinez. Barcelona want to pay a reduced fee for transfer target Lautaro Martinez this summer, in a...

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Premier League, EFL and PFA Issue Joint Statement

The Premier League, EFL and PFA have released a joint statement following today’s meeting relating to the financial implications of the suspension of football due...

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