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The Latest: Britain falls short of promised testing rate

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leaders

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to...

Coronavirus-related crimes capitalize on global fear, panic

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thieves steal surgical masks and COVID-19 test kits. Hate groups encourage sick members to infect law enforcement officers. Imposters pose as...

Africa’s mountain gorillas also at risk from coronavirus

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - As the coronavirus infects more people around the world, conservationists are warning of the risk to another vulnerable species: Africa's...

Africa lockdowns begin as coronavirus cases above 1,000

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Lockdowns have begun in Africa as coronavirus cases rise above 1,000, while Nigeria on Saturday announced it is closing airports...

Africa’s virus focus swings to South Africa as cases double

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa became Africa’s new coronavirus focus of concern on Wednesday as cases nearly doubled to 116 from two days before....

Supercomputer helps in tracking East Africa locust outbreak

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - A supercomputer is boosting efforts in East Africa to control a locust outbreak that raises what the U.N. food agency...

Africa boosts preparations for possible spread of new virus

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Across Africa, steps are being taken to prepare for - and to reduce the effects of - the spread of...

Parents of ‘terrified’ Africans stranded in China want help

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - She wakes every day long before dawn to chat with her three stranded daughters on the other side of the...

Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan, a...