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Niger Unveils ‘Chatbot’ to Inform Public of COVID-19

Niger Unveils ‘Chatbot’ to Inform Public of COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes ADF STAFF Niger has launched a “chatbot” on the WhatsApp social network that will allow people to easily access accurate information about COVID-19, the disease…

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U.S. Boosts COVID-19 Aid to Sudan

U.S. Boosts COVID-19 Aid to Sudan

Reading Time: 2 minutes ADF STAFF As COVID-19 continues to spread across Sudan, the U.S. government has sharply increased its financial support to help that nation combat rising numbers…

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China Holds Out as Global Lenders Pause Loan Payments

China Holds Out as Global Lenders Pause Loan Payments

Reading Time: 3 minutes ADF STAFF Nations across the globe are warning that they face a stark choice between caring for their people and paying back international debt. In…

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COVID-19 Has Roots in Exotic Animal Trade

COVID-19 Has Roots in Exotic Animal Trade

Reading Time: 3 minutes ADF STAFF A 57-year-old shrimp dealer at a wet market in Wuhan, China, started out thinking she had a cold, but she became one of…

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Cartoon Monster Teaches Children About COVID-19

Cartoon Monster Teaches Children About COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes ADF STAFF As he struggled to explain to his young son why he could not go outside to play during the global pandemic, Nigerian film…

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U.S. Sends 729,000 Masks to South Africa

U.S. Sends 729,000 Masks to South Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes ADF STAFF The U.S. government announced plans to send 729,000 protective masks to South Africa’s National Department of Health to help prevent the spread of…

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Pangolin Trade Studied for Role in Coronavirus

Pangolin Trade Studied for Role in Coronavirus

Reading Time: 3 minutes ADF STAFF Could the world’s most illegally trafficked animal be linked to the coronavirus? Two groups of viruses similar to the one causing the human…

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USAID Experts Help Ethiopia Fight COVID-19

USAID Experts Help Ethiopia Fight COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes ADF STAFF The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has embedded infectious disease experts in 10 emergency operations centers across Ethiopia to train local health…

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U.S. Pledges $29 Million in COVID-19 Aid to DRC

U.S. Pledges $29 Million in COVID-19 Aid to DRC

Reading Time: 2 minutes ADF STAFF The United States ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) personally delivered supplies to assist five hospitals in Kinshasa that are…

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Eye in the Sky: Patrolling Lockdowns by Drone

Eye in the Sky: Patrolling Lockdowns by Drone

Reading Time: 2 minutes ADF STAFF In the fight against COVID-19, Morocco has taken to the skies. Across Morocco, remote-piloted drones have become the eyes, ears — in some…

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