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Africa 54

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On this edition of Africa 54, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wraps up his three-day tour of the continent, pushing Washington’s ability to stimulate growth and entrepreneurship in Africa; A brazen attack by al-Shabaab terrorists kills at least 12 Somali soldiers, capturing;a military base southwest of Mogadishu;Beijing authorities announce the death toll from the COVID-19 outbreak has topped 2,000; Corona-virus outbreak in China affects businesses in Nigeria, where thousands of merchants travel to China each year to import products.

A54 Technology: Women and minorities pursuing computer science degrees in the U.S. say they often feel alone and isolated in the field overwhelmingly dominated by men. But an innovative program initiated by a global non-profit in partnership with universities across America is making impressive gains in helping to boost those numbers.