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Amid the threat of coronavirus, new swarm of billions of locusts threatens millions in Africa

Weeks before the coronavirus spread through much of the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague, the biggest locust outbreak some countries had seen in 70 years.Now the second wave of the voracious insects, some 20 times the size of the first, is arriving. Billions of the young desert locusts are winging in from breeding grounds in Somalia in search of fresh vegetation springing up with seasonal rains.Millions of already vulnerable people are at risk. And as…

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Will the US, China and Russia come together to shape a new world order post-coronavirus?

If we know anything about the post-pandemic world, it is that it will be “different”, and that three countries – the United States, China and Russia – will be decisive in shaping it, for better or worse.These three countries are not only the most powerful strategic, military and, in two of the three cases, economic players of our time but they are also countries whose governments think and operate in “rule-setting” ways. Each of them will carry an effective veto on the world-building plans of…

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Coronavirus: China expands export checks on medical products to tighten quality control

Ventilators, medical-grade masks and other personal protection gear made in China must undergo government testing and inspection before it can be exported, Beijing announced on Friday in its latest move to control the quality of vital supplies it ships globally to countries battling the Covid-19 pandemic.The General Administration of Customs said in a statement it had added 11 products to its statutory inspection list, including protective clothing, goggles, disinfectants and infrared…

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Africa’s leaders forced to confront healthcare systems they neglected for years

Africa's ailing presidents and powerful elites have been known to jet out to seek treatment abroad, instead of investing in healthcare in their own countries.

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Why Measles Deaths Are Surging–and Coronavirus Could Make it Worse

Measles has killed thousands in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and 23 countries have suspended vaccination campaigns

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Confirmed infections have been reported in 180 countries and territories as the death toll passes 51,000

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U.N. Postpones Global Climate Summit Over Pandemic Concerns

Countries were expected to ramp up their emissions reductions goals at the November meeting, now delayed until 2021

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Scientists Fear Second Coronavirus Wave as China’s Lockdowns Ease

Other countries on lockdown will be watching for a resurgence of infections in Hubei province now that travel restrictions are lifting

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Middle Eastern country’s virus tests ‘eclipses’ Western countries

The UAE has conducted over 220,000 Covid-19 tests, according to the country's Ministry of Health and Prevention. It is also the fifth country in the world to set up drive-through testing. CNN's Sam Kiley reports.

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