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Africa 54

You are watching Africa 54, your daily news and feature magazine-style program, from the Voice of America. Host Esther Githui-Ewart and a team of correspondents zero in on the big stories making news on the continent and around the world with context and analysis.

African Champions League: Caf postpones semi-final and final

The Confederation of African Football confirms the postponement of the Champions League final and the semi-final second leg between Zamalek and Raja Casablanca.

At least 140 migrants drown off Senegal coast, UN says

A boat carrying 200 people caught fire and capsized on Saturday after setting off from West Africa.

Covid: Merkel warns of 'long, hard winter' as lockdowns return

Germany and France reintroduce strict measures amid dire warnings over rising Covid-19 cases.

COVID-19 robs children in poor countries of nearly four months of school

The COVID-19 pandemic has robbed children in the poorest countries of nearly four months of schooling, compared to six weeks of lost education for their counterparts in high income countries, according to a report published on Thursday by the UN educational and cultural organization, UNESCO; the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank. 

France attack: Three stabbed to death in 'Islamist terrorist attack'

President Macon says France will not give up its values after the attack at the Notre-Dame basilica.

What's Happening at Trump's Border Wall?

Patrol agents say they need these three things to do their jobs

US alters passport ruling for Jerusalem births

Until now Americans born in the city could not declare Israel as their country of birth.

Donors, Volunteers Step Up to Help COVID-Struck Area in Malaysia

Some of Malaysia’s most remote communities need donations of PPE and food

US Economy Surges 7.4% From July to September

Third quarter gain was boosted by government coronavirus relief aid to US consumers that now has largely ended