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As Coronavirus Hits Africa, Doctors and Nurses Prepare to Strike

Kenya’s long history of health-care worker strikes over poor pay and conditions couldn’t come to a head at a worse time, but activists and experts warn that it’s unavoidable

Are Black People Really Safe From Coronavirus Because of Melanin?

How fake news helped this strange (and utterly false) coronavirus myth spin out of control

Nigeria’s Underground Livestock Trade Is Thriving on Facebook

Poultry farming has become so lucrative that many young people have ditched their city jobs — once a key marker of social mobility — to raise and sell chickens full-time

Three Experts on African Weather Fact-Check Toto’s ‘Africa’

According to these meteorologists, the lyrics are pretty much what you’d expect from a bunch of L.A. guys who’d never been to the continent, much less blessed the rains there