August 12, 2020

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The U.N. refugee agency says last month’s ethnic violence in Sudan’s Western Darfur region has driven thousands of refugees, some for the second time, to neighboring Chad for safety. Land disputes in Western Darfur’s Masteri town reportedly killed at least 61 people and injured more than 88. The July 25 attacks are blamed on armed nomads who targeted the African farming communities,

The world could see a sharp increase in people dying from diseases like tuberculosis, malaria and HIV due to the disruption to health services caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to scientists. The infectious diseases kill millions of people every year, with sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia among the worst-affected regions. Epidemiologist Dr. Salim S. Abdool Karim, of the Centre

Police in Mali’s capital, Bamako, clashed with protesters early Wednesday, following a day of protests calling for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to step down, despite international mediation efforts to resolve the political crisis. Protests led by an opposition coalition named M5-RFP have raged since June, caused by doubts about local election results and perceived government corruption and incompetence. Police arrived