Rebels besiege town in northern Mozambique for fifth day
Fighting raged for the fifth day Sunday in northern Mozambique as rebels fought the army for control of the strategic town of Palma. JOHANNESBURG – Rebels fought the Mozambican army Sunday for the fifth straight day for control of the strategic northern town of Palma, as reports came in that dozens of civilians have been killed and bodies were littering the streets. An attempt by expatriate workers to flee to safety came under heavy fire, causing many deaths, according to local reports. Earlier rebel attacks prompted Total in January to suspend work on the project to extract gas from offshore sites. The fresh rebel violence brings into question the fate of Total's gas project, one of Africa’s biggest private investments.
Map: Texas coronavirus infection rates per capita, county-by-county
SAN ANTONIO – A map put out by the Stanford Big Local News platform shows the severity of coronavirus across the country, broken down by county. The site was developed with data provided by state and local health agencies, along with data from the New York Times. The map is tracks the confirmed number of COVID-19 per 100,000 people. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.