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The next battlefield

International | The African continent braces for its own coronavirus crises
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/27/20, 05:59 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—On Sunday, the red chairs inside The Citizens Church in Nigeria’s capital city remained empty as the congregation watched a livestreamed service on Facebook. In Lagos, the Catholic Church suspended public Mass for the next four weeks in the city, which had the most recorded cases of COVID-19 in the country.

In South Africa, which has more than 700 COVID-19 cases—the highest number on the continent—the Methodist Church canceled its Easter season services, and Zion Christian Church suspended its annual Easter pilgrimage to its headquarters in Moria.

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From Zimbabwe to Buckingham Palace

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/25/20, 12:00 pm

Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, has mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland, his office said Wednesday. His wife, Camilla, has tested negative for the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Officials have informed everyone he met with since March 12, including his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

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Year in Review: Mass protests and crackdowns

International | A tide of unrest rose alongside harsh governmental responses
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/31/19, 09:49 am

People around the world took to the streets to demand change in 2019 as repressive regimes fought back. Despite numerous standoffs between governments and protesters, some nations have implemented reforms. Meanwhile, Christians stepped across borders to lend a hand to disaster victims.

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