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Félicien Kabuga, seen in this undated wanted poster, has been arrested for his alleged role in the Rwandan genocide in 1994. MCT/MCT/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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An N95 respirator — a critical piece of personal protective equipment. The U.S. is now restricting the ability of aid groups abroad to use American funds to buy PPE. Xinzheng/Getty Images hide caption

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At a distribution of donated food in the Kibera community in Nairobi, there was a stampede as residents rushed for the limited supplies, with several injuries resulting. Khalil Senosi/AP hide caption

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Journalists protest against what they say has been a pattern of using excessive force against them by the police and members of the government's security forces in Monrovia, Liberia, in March. Findings from a survey by Afrobarometer show that in Liberia, more than two-thirds of respondents backed government-imposed limits on the media. Carielle Doe/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Drummer Tony Allen, performing at the Glastonbury Festival in England in 2010. Allen died Thursday at age 79. Leon Neal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tony Allen, Afrobeat's Foundational Drummer, Has Died At Age 79

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From left: Maria Nakalanda, Edward Arineitwe and Charles Batte are Ugandan health-care workers who've had to rethink their commute after their country announced transportation restrictions. Maria Nakalanda; Edward Arineitwe; Charles Batte hide caption

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Maria Nakalanda; Edward Arineitwe; Charles Batte

People collect emergency rations of food and essential supplies from the Red Cross Society of Nigeria in Lagos State earlier this week. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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George Baraina Dos Santos, photographed at a camp for the homeless in Standfontein, Cape Town, South Africa. The city's homeless population were brought here by the government as part of the city's coronavirus response, but many say they felt safer on the streets. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Uganda's Bobi Wine, left, and Puerto Rico's Bad Bunny have released songs about the coronavirus. Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images; John Parra/Getty Images for Spotify hide caption

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A man carries a box of protective masks to emergency workers Thursday in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The West African country has seen relatively few confirmed cases of the coronavirus to this point — but global health officials fear that won't always be the case. John Wessels/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A photo taken last month by Nairobi resident Osman Siddiqi shows One Africa Place, a bullet-shaped glass high-rise in Nairobi, framed by the jagged, snowcapped peaks of Mount Kenya, which many residents said they have never seen from the capital city. Osman Siddiqi hide caption

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Osman Siddiqi

Recently adopted Chadian twins Claira (left) and Ariella play peekaboo to pass the time in Yaoundé, Cameroon, with their new parents, David and Michaela Parker, as they await their adoption visas. The 23-month-old girls cannot currently travel to America with the Parkers, who are petitioning the U.S. government for an exception for the girls' visas amid the coronavirus pandemic. David and Michaela Parker hide caption

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David and Michaela Parker

'We'd Have To Abandon Our Daughters': Pandemic Delays International Adoptions

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In 2014, Martha Phillips, an American nurse, traveled to West Africa during the Ebola crisis to provide medical care. Treating Ebola not only taught her how to stay safe around a deadly virus but also how to manage the stress and sadness of working during a disease outbreak. She's now drawing on that experience to help other nurses cope with the challenges of coronavirus. Martha Phillips hide caption

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Martha Phillips

Coronavirus Nurses Ask An Ebola Veteran: Is It OK To Be Afraid?

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Zimbabwe riot police patrol the streets near a fruit and vegetable market in Harare on Thursday. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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In Zimbabwe Under Lockdown, 'Find That Resolve To Carry On No Matter What'

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In this handout photo provided by Uganda's Presidential Press Unit, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni performs push-ups in a video released to the public via the president's social media accounts, at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda on April 9. AP hide caption

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Informal vendors gather on Wednesday in front of a municipal office building in Johannesburg to try to obtain a permit for working amid the national lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. Luca Sola /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Valentina Constanza Cerda Aravena of Santiago, Chile; Simone Di Benedetto of Italy; and Shin Chai-mi of Daegu, South Korea share selfies from their homes. Valentina Constanza Cerda Aravena/Kendall Galbreath/Shin Chai-mi hide caption

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