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African Elite Who Once Sought Treatment Abroad Are Grounded

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By CARA ANNA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations. As...

Europe’s Hospitals Running Out of ICU Meds for COVID-19

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By MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer LONDON (AP) — Nine leading European university hospitals are warning they will run out of essential medicines needed for COVID-19 patients in intensive care in less than two weeks as they are increasingly crushed...

Wuhan’s Favorite Noodles are Back as Virus-hit City Recovers

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By The Associated Press WUHAN, China (AP) — The noodles smothered in peanut sauce are as much a trademark of Wuhan as deep-dish pizza in Chicago or spaghetti in Rome. Zhou Guoqiong still isn't allowed to serve customers inside her...

Christian Villagers With Shotguns Capture Islamic Radicals in Nigeria’s Badlands

A small village’s neighborhood watchmen captured raiders from gang wielding AK-47s and machetes, but not before two civilians paid a price for being Christian. By Lawrence Zongo , Urban News Service A Division of Zenger News MATSIRGA, NIGERIA—The five men with machetes...

In Somalia, Coronavirus Goes From Fairy Tale to Nightmare

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By ABDI GULED and MOHAMED SHEIKH NOR, Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At first, the coronavirus was just a fairy tale, a rumor along the dusty lanes of the displaced persons' camp that Habiba Ali calls home. It seemed fantastical:...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine Sings Against Virus, Criticizes Leaders

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By RODNEY MUHUMUZA and PATRICK ONEN, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, is...

Britain’s Prince Charles Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

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By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus, royal officials confirmed Wednesday — touching off debate about whether his wealth and status...

“I Am More Than My Hair” Wins “Best Documentary Short” At ‘Through Women’s Eyes’...

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Alyscia Cunningham’s powerful new film tells the inspirational stories of females who experienced hair loss due to a health-related condition. SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND—Filmmaker Alyscia Cunningham’s empowering documentary, I Am More Than My Hair won the “Best Documentary Short” award at...

UK Clamps Down to Fight Virus, But Confusion Still Reigns

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By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Confusion rippled through Britain on Tuesday, a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered a three-week halt to all non-essential activity to fight the spread of the new coronavirus. Streets were empty but...

Africa Cases Over 2,000 as South Africa Rushes into Lockdown

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By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Customers started behaving oddly about a week ago, visibly dejected street vendor Frank Mojapelo said. Some were wary to exchange cash. Some backed away, or refused to touch him. Now an unprecedented lockdown looms in...

South Africa’s Virus Cases Jump to 402, Most in Africa

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By MOGOMOTSI MAGOME Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's coronavirus cases jumped to 402 Monday, up 128 from the day before, continuing worrying exponential growth and making it the country with the most cases in Africa. South African President Cyril...

Africa Readies for New Virus as Cases Confirmed on Continent

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By Rodney Muhumuza and Carle Petesch The Associated Press Across Africa, steps are being taken to prepare for — and to reduce the effects of — the spread of the new coronavirus. Testing laboratories are being supplied, quarantine and hospital treatment...

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