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  • Nigeria: Eight Million Risk Dying of Tobacco Use By 2030
    [Guardian] A non-governmental organization (NGO), the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has said that if measures are not urgently put in place to halt the rate of tobacco smoking, about eight million people are estimated to be at risk of loosing their lives by the year 2030.
  • Nigeria: 100 Women Die Daily in Northern Nigeria During Childbirth – UNFPA
    [Independent (Lagos)] Nigeria Country Director of United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA), Ms Ratidzai Ndhlovu, has said about 100 women die daily in Northern Nigeria in the process of childbirth.
  • Central African Republic: More Than Million Children Need Urgent Aid – UN
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -More than a million children in the Central African Republic are in urgent need of humanitarian aid while almost half of those under five are malnourished, the United Nations said on Friday ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to the conflict-torn country.
  • Kenya: 8 Unique Events and Things to Do in Nairobi
    [Capital FM] Like every cosmopolitan capital, the city-in-the-sun has its struggles and its triumphs; its challenges and opportunities. That notwithstanding, Nairobi is home to most of Africa’s and world’s most unique sightings; from a national park within the city to exhilarating cultural experiences. The city has also played host to global summits and conferences, witnessed the signing of treaties and life-changing ratifications and now looks forward to hosting The Pontiff. Below we explore some not-to-be-missed expe
  • Africa: Gender Exclusion Endangers Climate Fight
    [SciDev.Net] As we enter the last few days before the COP 21 climate change conference in Paris, France, you might have thought that gender campaigners could take a well-earned break. After all, climate campaigning is all about emissions contr
  • Mali: Suspects Arrested Over Bamako Hotel Attack
    [Al Jazeera] Two people suspected of having links to a siege at a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako earlier this month have been arrested, the country’s security ministry has said.
  • Nigeria: Tell Nigerians Who the Looters Are, How Much They Returned – Fayose
    [Vanguard] Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, on Thursday, berated President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that many of those who looted the public treasuries in the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan had started returning the stolen funds to the government, saying the President should rather stay at home to govern the country instead of junketing around the globe and acting like a saint before the international community.
  • Tanzania: Most Rely On Unsafe Water Despite Govt Efforts – Survey
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dar es Salaam -Only one in three people in Tanzania has access to piped water despite government efforts to improve water supplies with most of the population still relying on unsafe water that brings the risk of disease, according to a study on Thursday.
  • Kenya: Pope's Last Day in Kenya
    [The Star] On his last day in Kenya today, Pope Francis will be in Kangemi and Kasarani.

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