Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: Sub-Saharan Africa’s deepening coronavirus crisis

Despite early efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in countries across Africa, leaders are now coping with a new surge of cases, pushed by the more infectious delta variant and complicated by limited vaccination accessibility and resources. The World's Africa correspondent Halima Gikandi moderated a discussion with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Wafaie Fawzi, who addressed the pandemic’s health and socioeconomic impacts, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Tunisia’s president fires PM and suspends parliament

Top of The World: Tunisia’s president Kais Saied fired the county’s prime minister and suspended parliament on Sunday, sparking a crisis for the young democracy. And, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of France over the weekend, protesting measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Also, China accused the US of "demonizing" Beijing, as top officials from the two countries met on Monday in frank high-level talks.

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Ariel Henry announced as new prime minister of Haiti

Top of The World: Haiti announced a new government on Monday with Ariel Henry as the country’s new prime minister. And, Pedro Castillo has been declared the new president-elect of Peru. Also, a study shows that India’s COVID-19 death toll could be 10 times higher than the official count.