In Africa, authorities claim they have been "spared by God" or have simply been saved by the low volume of air traffic to their countries. However, some fear it is simply a lack of testing.
The UN’s most powerful body has been meeting by video because of Covid-19, which has hit New York City, where the UN has its headquarters, exceedingly hard.
A joint effort will be required to overcome the potential spread of the pandemic on the African continent.
President Salva Kiir hails "official ending of war" as rebel leader Riek Machar is sworn in as first vice president, formally rejoining government in latest bid to bring peace to African nation ravaged by war.
Meanwhile, a United Nations commission accused South Sudan's warring sides of deliberately starving people for strategic gain.
The Kremlin is positioning itself as indispensable to Sudan while it bids to increase its sway over Africa and Muslim countries.
President Salva Kiir's offer to return to a system of 10 states and three contentious "administrative areas" will open a "Pandora's box," Rebel chief Riek Machar says.
President Salva Kiir says he was cutting number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking a stalled peace deal and paving way for formation of long-awaited unity government.
Rituals of Sufi orders worldwide are shaped by the environment in which they emerged. In Sudan, the Hamed el Nil is one of the most famous and well-attended rituals with people gathering from around the world to join this weekly ceremony.
The union has experienced some success in mediating conflict but it has fallen short of its stated aims.
The plight of the rail-thin lions in Al Qurashi Park in Khartoum set off an outpouring of sympathy and donations from around the world. At least five lions, both male and female, once inhabited the zoo. One lioness died of starvation last week.
Tensions between the South Sudanese Ngok Dinka community and Misseriya herders have been rampant, with both competing over grazing pastures.
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