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Millions of migrants who rely on Europe's informal economy have hit rock bottom, creating a domino effect in North Africa and the Middle East.
The main health workers union of South Africa plans to challenge the government in court on Tuesday over shortages of protective gear for frontline staff where the country has 1,749 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths.
Virus prevention measures have taken a violent turn in parts of Africa as countries impose lockdowns and curfews or seal off major cities. Cases across Africa were set to jump above 4,000 on Saturday.
The US trails far behind other countries that prioritise humanity over politics.
Born to a disadvantaged family in 1968 in Murewa, 90km northeast of Harare, Benhura is now a globally acclaimed artist and a leading proponent of the style.
Miners trapped since Wednesday at a gold mine near Kwekwe city in central Zimbabwe, police officials say.
Low growth, rising population, drought and floods have contributed to worsening food insecurity in the region.
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Prosecutors say Marry Mubaiwa tried to unplug Chiwenga's life support tubes in a South African hospital in June.
Many Rwandan refugees continue to refuse returning home despite a UN decision to terminate their refugee status. They fear state reprisals but Kigali says only those with 'criminal records' aren't returning.
Public discontent has grown in Zimbabwe with President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has struggled to fulfil promises of economic prosperity and more political freedoms.
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