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Coronavirus – Burkina Faso crisis and COVID-19 concerns highlight pressure on Sahel food security

NEW YORK, United States of America, Food insecurity levels in the Sahel region are “spiralling out of control”, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, as it expressed concerns about the potential impact on humanitarian supply chains because of …

Coronavirus Deals Blow to Newspapers in North Africa

TUNIS, TUNISIA – Measures to stem the novel coronavirus pandemic have affected the distribution and publication of newspapers across Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, according to local media and officials.
In Tunisia, seven daily newspapers and 20 weeklies have been suspended …

UN Warns Mass Hunger Facing West Africa Will Worsen as Coronavirus Takes Hold

GENEVA – A new United Nations food assessment of 17 West African countries finds more than 19 million people in the region will go hungry during the upcoming lean season between June and September, when food stocks are depleted. This …

African Conflict Zones in Need of Cease-Fires for Coronavirus Aid

ACCRA – Africa security experts say efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic has been complicated by armed conflicts on the continent. Calls are growing for cease-fires to give health care workers safe access to all those at risk.
As African …

UN General Assembly to Decide on Rival COVID-19 Resolutions

UNITED NATIONS – How should the U.N. General Assembly and its 193 member states respond to the coronavirus pandemic? Members have been sent two rival resolutions for consideration — and under new voting rules instituted because the global body isn’t …