News from Africa

Africa sees ‘extremely rapid evolution’ of pandemic, UN says

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More African countries closed their borders Thursday as the coronavirus’ local spread threatened to turn the continent of 1.3 billion people into an alarming new front for the pandemic. Africa is seeing an “extremely rapid evolution,” the World Health Organization’s regional chief, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, told reporters. …

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Chad to Repay $100M Debt to Angola With Cattle

WASHINGTON Reuters | Angola has agreed to receive 75,000 cattle from Chad as payment of a $100 million debt from the cash-poor north central African country. The cattle will be delivered over the next 10 years as repayment for the 2017 debt. Local news report said the first installment of …

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False claim: African skin resists the coronavirus

Reuters | Many users have shared images or videos online that refer to the claim that African skin resists the coronavirus. The claim in this TikTok video ( here ), shared on Twitter, shows the Zimbabwe News article ( here ), which originated from the Zambian Observer ( here ).   Black History Month is over …

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