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Homeless recyclers and other destitute people, some of whom said they have not eaten in three days, are asked to practice social distancing by police as they lineup in a Johannesburg park, waiting to receive food baskets from private donors, Thursday, April 9, 2020. <br>Jerome Delay/AP

With Africa's most cases, South Africa extends lockdown

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday extended the country's strict lockdown to combat the coronavirus until the end of April.

25 soldiers killed in an attack in Mali's north, army says

Armed men attacked an army camp in Mali's north, killing at least 25 soldiers, the army said Tuesday.


Islamic militants see global chaos from virus as an opportunity

Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to win over more supporters and strike harder than before.


Al-Qaida, ISIS affiliates teaming up in West Africa, US commander says

The only place in the world where fighters linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group are cooperating is in West Africa's sprawling Sahel region, giving the extremists greater depth as they push into new areas, according to the commander of the U.S. military's special forces in Africa.

'Complete collapse of economies' ahead as Africa faces virus

More than half of Africa's 54 countries have imposed lockdowns, curfews, travel bans or other measures in a bid to prevent local transmission of the virus.


Troops involved in hunt for African warlord eligible for war on terror medal

Troops who were part of the hunt in central Africa for rebel warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army are eligible for medals awarded to those who served in the global war on terrorism, the Defense Department said.


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