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14-Year-Old Girl ‘Sold’ to 64-Year-Old Kenyan Man

By Anne Macharia Zenger News Fourteen-year-old Maria Malaso was supposed to be married to a 64-year-old man a few weeks after the Kenyan government ordered the suspension of schools in mid-March due to the coronavirus. “I woke up one morning and my father...

Africa Starts Opening Airspace Even As COVID-19 Cases Climb

By CARA ANNA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good: 70-plus straight days without a single infection. Then the planes arrived. Two chartered Air...

Egypt Arrests Doctors, Silences Critics Over Virus Outbreak

By The Associated Press A doctor arrested after writing an article about Egypt’s fragile health system. A pharmacist picked up from work after posting online about a shortage of protective gear. An editor taken from his home after questioning official...

Fight Break Out Over Food Shortage As Refugees Go Hungry

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South Africa’s Hospitals Bracing for Surge of Virus Patients

By ANDREW MELDRUM, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The nurse started crying when describing her work at a Johannesburg hospital: The ward for coronavirus patients is full, so new arrivals are sent to the general ward, where they wait days...

Min. Farrakhan To Deliver Major July 4 Worldwide Address

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The Final Call Newspaper 734 West 79th St. Chicago, IL 60620 www.noi.org, www.finalcall.com For Immediate Release July 1, 2020 CONTACT: Naba’a Muhammad, editor, (312) 480 9775 finalcalleditor@finalcall.com straightwords4@gmail.com CHICAGO—The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam will deliver a major message July 4 concerning the current state...

Health Experts Slam US Deal For Large Supply Of Virus Drug

By MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Public health experts on Wednesday criticized the U.S. for securing a large supply of the only drug licensed so far to treat COVID-19. The U.S. government announced this week that it had...

Fauci: US ‘Going In Wrong Direction’ In Coronavirus Outbreak

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer The U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with the coronavirus surging badly enough that Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators Tuesday some regions are putting the entire country at risk — just as schools...

Worsening Drought Forces State of Emergency in Puerto Rico

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By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday declared a state of emergency as a worsening drought creeps across the U.S. territory amid a coronavirus pandemic. Starting July 2, nearly 140,000 clients, including...

Gilead’s $2,340 Price For Coronavirus Drug Draws Criticism

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By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in...

Virus Pushes Millions Into Hunger; UN Seeks More Food Funds

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By ANDREW MELDRUM, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Millions of people have been pushed into hunger by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.N. World Food Program said Monday as it appealed for nearly $5 billion to help feed the growing numbers...

Governments Backtracking As Confirmed Virus Cases Surge

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By EMILY SCHMALL and ELAINE KURTENBACH, Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Governments are stepping up testing and reimposing restrictions as newly confirmed coronavirus infections surge in many countries. India reported 20,000 on Monday, while the caseload in the U.S....

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