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Millions of Nigerian Twitter Users Blocked as Ban Takes Hold

ABUJA, NIGERIA – Millions of Nigerians struggled Saturday to access Twitter, a day after authorities suspended the service in response to the company’s deletion of a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari for violating its terms of service.The Twitter ban…

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Malawi Rolls Out Second Jab Amid Vaccine Hesitancy

BLANTRYE, MALAWI – Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera led a rollout Friday of a push for a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with a strong call to Malawians to go for vaccination to prevent a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The call came a da…

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Cameroon Battles Vaccine Hesitancy as Only 11% of Jabs Used

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON – Authorities in Cameroon are battling vaccine hesitancy with only eleven percent of doses received since April dispensed, most of them due to travel requirements. Cameroon’s government and clergy have been struggling to get the publi…

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More Than 20% in Sudan Face Acute Hunger, WFP Says

GENEVA – The World Food Program is warning that 21% of Sudan’s 40 million population faces acute hunger and will need emergency assistance between June and September, when food stocks are lowest.Several factors have contributed to this situation. For …