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Egypt’s hospitals reach max capacity, struggle to cope with caseload

By Hager Harabech: Three months after Egypt reported its first novel coronavirus case, medical experts warn the strained healthcare system of the Arab world's most populous nation is nearing a "critical threshold". Hospitals have been hit by a  flight of doctors...

Outlook: Can the country of Togo be a Jihadi hotspot?

Dapaong, Togo, May 21, 2020 (By Célia Lebur) - In a makeshift bunker of sacks of rice beneath a tree, heavily-armed Togolese soldiers keep watch over villagers coming and going on foot or bike across the border with Burkina Faso. Just a dried-out river bed separates...

Immigration: 160 migrants stranded in the Mediterranean for two weeks.

Geneva, May 21, 2020 - The United Nations called on the EU on Thursday to reach a deal to take in 160 migrants who have been stranded in the Mediterranean for two weeks. UNHCR refugee agency and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), urged "Malta and the...

Algeria: Blind repression and worsening freedoms in Algeria

Algiers, May 20, 2020 - Algeria has sentenced three opposition activists to jail over Facebook posts, in what rights groups said Wednesday was the latest sign of increased repression after the coronavirus lockdown stifled a popular protest movement. Soheib Debaghi was...

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