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Malawi President Fires Cabinet Minister Over COVID Funds

Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera has fired his labor minister and arrested 19 officials for fraudulent use of funds meant to fight the coronavirus.  The arrests came after an audit revealed Malawi officials used millions of dollars in funds for thei...
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To Improve Strained Relations, Ugandan Army, Media Face Off on Soccer Field

Relations between the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces and the media have been strained in recent months, after several journalists were beaten by army troops while trying to cover a demonstration. In hopes of improving matters, top army officers played...
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WFP: Millions in West, Central Africa Facing Hunger Emergency

The United Nations World Food Program warns that millions of people in West and Central Africa are facing catastrophic levels of hunger driven by conflict and soaring food prices.More than 31 million people, an increase of 10 million over last year, a...
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UN Warns COVID-19 is ‘Roaring Back’ as Yemen Faces Famine

The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the world's largest humanitarian crisis in Yemen is getting even worse with the COVID-19 pandemic “roaring back” in recent weeks as the Arab world's poorest country faces a large-scale famine.In a grim u...
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Korean sentenced to 8 years in prison in DUI death of Taiwanese

Taipei-A 52-year-old South Korean driver, accused of killing a Taiwanese pedestrian in a drunk driving accident in Seoul last year, was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison, according to Korean media.South Korean prosecutors had been seeking a ...
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CORONAVIRUS/Hawaii conditionally lifts quarantine for visitors from Taiwan

Taipei-People arriving in the American state of Hawaii from Taiwan will no longer be required to quarantine for 10 days, once they present proof of a negative COVID-19 test issued by designated hospitals, Taiwan's representative office there said Wedne...
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CORONAVIRUS/Palau President Whipps welcomes eased ‘travel bubble’ rules

Taipei-Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. said Wednesday that he welcomed Taiwan's decision to ease the COVID-19 prevention regulations for Taiwanese returning home after visits to his country.He was referring to an announcement by Taiwan's Central Ep...
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Taiwan offers free preventative medicine to HIV high-risk groups

Taipei-Two groups of people in Taiwan considered at high risk for contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) now have access to free preventive treatment, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.The treatment, which comes in the form...
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African Experts Urge Local COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing

Africa is lagging in vaccinating its people against the COVID-19 disease, and continental heads of state and international health officials say vaccine manufacturing must come to Africa in earnest to combat both the illness and future health emergencie...
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