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Rise in Malawi Suicide Cases Linked to COVID-19

BLANTYRE, MALAWI – Malawi has recorded a 57% increase in suicides since the start the coronavirus pandemic. Psychologists blame loss of hope in dealing with social distancing and economic problems from COVID-19.

Emily Luangwa recalls how her brother was under …

Schools in Northern Cameroon Close as Boko Haram Steps Up Attacks

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Cameroon says it has again closed more than 60 schools on its northern border with Nigeria to protect children and teaching staff from increasing Boko Haram attacks. Many people have fled the region and are now displaced.…

At Risk African Refugees, Asylum Seekers Evacuated From Libya

GENEVA – A group of 153 vulnerable African refugees and asylum seekers were flown out of Libya to Niger this week on a plane chartered by the U.N. refugee agency.  This was the first life-saving evacuation from Libya in seven …

Violence Feared in Contentious Ivory Coast Election

ACCRA, GHANA – As Ivory Coast’s president prepares to campaign for another term in office, his main challengers have called for a boycott of the Oct. 31 election, adding to widespread doubts about a fair and transparent vote.

President Alassane …

Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens Hunger, Malnutrition in Parts of Africa

Hunger and malnutrition are worsening in parts of the African continent because of the coronavirus pandemic, especially in low-income communities or those already stricken by continued conflict, according to a survey of 2,400 people in 10 African countries by the …