Daily Archives: April 18, 2020

Coronavirus, Conflict Threaten Millions Across West and Central Africa

The U.N. refugee agency warns millions of people across 21 countries in West and Central Africa are facing a potential humanitarian catastrophe because of armed conflict and the impact of coronavirus as the pandemic spreads …

Somali Journalists Arrested, Intimidated While Covering COVID-19

Somalia’s prime minister has classified media as an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic, but at least four journalists have been briefly detained over their coverage.

As of Friday, Somalia had 80 confirmed coronavirus cases …

Prosecutor: 44 Jihadists Found Dead in Chad Prison

 A group of 44 suspected members of Boko Haram, arrested during a recent operation against the jihadist group, have been found dead in their prison cell, apparently poisoned, Chad’s chief prosecutor announced Saturday.

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COVID-19 Cases Top 1,000 in Crisis-Prone Cameroon

 More than a thousand COVID cases have been confirmed in conflict-prone Cameroon, provoking fears that the situation may get out of hand if the virus spreads to refugee camps and areas where internally displaced persons …