Sep 06, 2021

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AP Morning Wire

  • Two safety nets that helped many in the U.S. through the COVID-19 pandemic are about to end.
  • The remnants of Hurricane Ida have forced many tenants to pack up and make new plans.
  • In Afghanistan, the Taliban have seized control of Panjshir, the last holdout province.
  • In West Africa, Guinea is now being led by a junta following a coup.
  • In tennis, there are upsets galore at the U.S. Open in New York.
  • And at the box office, the Marvel film “Shang-Chi” has set Labor Day records, giving hope to the movie industry still reeling from the pandemic.

ANDREW MELDRUM

Africa News Editor

South Africa

 

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