Saturday, April 4, 2020

INTERNATIONAL

International News / Items from Around the World

Togo Election Could See President Extend Family’s Long Rule

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By Didier Assogba and Lekan Oyekanmi The Associated Press The West African nation of Togo held a presidential election Feb. 22 that was expected to result in the incumbent winning a fourth term despite years of calls by the political opposition...

AFRO Exclusive: Quarantined in China

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By Devika Koppikar, Special to the AFRO Devika Koppikar, the former press secretary for the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, is chronicling her experience being quarantined in China due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  As a precaution, the local authorities...

AFRO Exclusive: Quarantined in China

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By Devika Koppikar, Special to the AFRO Devika Koppikar, the former press secretary for the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, chronicles her experience being quarantined in China due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  As a precaution, the local authorities are...

Migrants Cross Yemen War Zone to Find Work in Saudi Arabia

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By MAGGIE MICHAEL, NARIMAN EL-MOFTY and MAAD AL-ZEKRI Associated Press LAC ASSAL, Djibouti (AP) — "Patience," Mohammed Eissa told himself. He whispered it every time he felt like giving up. The sun was brutal, reflecting off the thick layer of salt...

Haiti Officials say 15 Children Died in Residence Fire

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By EVENS SANON, MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and BEN FOX Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A fire swept through a Haitian children's home run by a Pennsylvania-based religious nonprofit group, killing 15 children, officials said Friday.  Rose-Marie Louis, a child-care worker at...

AFRO Exclusive: Updates From China Quarantine Days 2 – 6

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Quarantine Days 2 and 3:  Snow Day/Silent Retreat The reality of the quarantine is beginning to hit me. All in one day, I experience a snow day and play the roles of Henry David Thoreau and Robinson Crusoe. When I wake...

New Virus Has Infected More Than 37,500 People Globally

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By The Associated Press A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 37,500 people globally.  The latest figures reported by global health authorities as of Feb. 9 in Beijing: — China: 811 deaths and 37,198 confirmed cases on the...

‘We’re Definitely Not Prepared’: Africa Braces For New Virus

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By Dake Kang, Noel Sichalwe and Cara Anna The Associated Press At a Chinese-run hospital in Zambia, some employees watched as people who recently returned from China showed up with coughs but were not placed in isolation. A doctor tending to...

US Quarantines American Evacuees From China in California

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By ROBERT JABLON and AMY TAXIN Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. health officials Friday issued a quarantine order for all 195 American evacuees from China. The evacuees will spend two weeks at a military base in California. They were...

Afghan Women Prevail in War Torn Country

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] One of the beautiful things about theatre, and art in general, is that it has a way of putting faces to the faceless, giving voices to the voiceless and educating audiences by showing them human...

‘This is Huge’: Locust Swarms in Africa are Worst in Decades

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By Ben Curtis, Josphat Kasire and Cara Anna The Associated Press The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop...

‘Africa’s Richest Woman’ Now a Formal Suspect in Graft Probe

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By The Associated Press Africa's reputed richest woman is a formal suspect in an investigation into mismanagement and the siphoning off of funds during her time with Angola's state-run oil company, the country's attorney general announced Jan. 22. The remarks by...

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