October 16, 2020

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Malawi has recorded a 57% increase in suicides since the start the coronavirus pandemic. Psychologists blame loss of hope in dealing with social distancing and economic problems from COVID-19. Emily Luangwa recalls how her brother was under pressure to repay a loan from his creditors before he took his own life in August. She says because of COVID-19 his business

As Ivory Coast’s president prepares to campaign for another term in office, his main challengers have called for a boycott of the Oct. 31 election, adding to widespread doubts about a fair and transparent vote. President Alassane Ouattara’s two main challengers, Henri Konan Bedie and Pascal Affi N’Guessan, said Thursday they would boycott the vote and invited their supporters across