Africa: In Memory of My Friend David Applefield

[allAfrica] The world lost one of its most optimistic souls this month, 64-year-old David Applefield. David was a wanderer in the modern Jewish tradition — mythical, timeless, endlessly in motion, driven to the path least traveled. His friendship was one of the great gifts in my life.

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Namibia: U.S. Gives U.S.$6,7 Million for COVID-19 Response

[New Era] US Ambassador Lisa A. Johnson announced last Friday that the government of the United States of America is providing N$100 million to help Namibia fight the Covid-19 pandemic that has brought to a halt the country’s economic and social activities as it has done globally.

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The risk that Iraq might fall apart

Editor’s note: The Economist is making some of its most important coverage of the covid-19 pandemic freely available to readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. To receive it, register here. For our coronavirus tracker and more coverage, see our hub IN SADR CITY, the vast shantytown east of Baghdad, cars still pack the roads, pilgrims still pray at shrines and people still gather in shops.

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