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  • Nigeria: DHQ Raises Alarm Over Existence of Cluster Bombs in the North-East
    [Independent (Lagos)] The Defence Headquarters, has raised alarm over the possible existence of explosive devices known as ‘cluster bombs’ in communities particularly in the North-East.
  • Nigeria: Alison-Madueke Family Reacts, Says Diezani Was Never Arrested
    [Vanguard] Following the ongoing travails of Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, over allegations of money laundering and bribery brought against her by the United Kingdom, UK, National Crime Agency, the family of Rear-Admiral Allison Madueke (Retd), husband of the former minister has finally released a statement to set the records straight.
  • Tanzania: It's Time We Popularised Sports Among Women
    [Daily News] The Tanzania Olympic Committee (TOC) is hosting a two-day Africa’s Zone Five Women Sports Symposium, which started yesterday in Dar es Salaam, with a view of finding ways to attract more girls in sports.
  • Africa: Is the Miracle of Microfinance Illusory?
    [IPS] Philadelphia and Boston -Mohammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, transformed the lives of millions of poor women through unsecured micro loans or micro credit to self-help groups. Microcredit evolved into microfinance that also includes savings and basic forms of insurance and transfer mechanisms. Within a few years, microfinance became a global phenomenon. Although microfinance continues to grow, the enthusiasm for it shows signs of waning.
  • Africa: Climate Change Risks Endemic Conflict, Migration, Says New Defence Think-Tank Chief
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Stockholm -From upheavals in Syria to Egypt, climate change is leading to endemic insecurity with crises like migration, food prices and water access that may be overlooked in a global summit focused on emissions, the new head of a leading defence think-tank said.
  • Kenya: Two Athletes Banned Over Doping Offences
    [RFI] Two Kenyan athletes have been suspended for taking illicit drugs, the country’s athletics federation announced on Friday. The latest bans come less than two months after two Kenyans were thrown out of the world athletics championships in Beijing for using banned substances.
  • Nigeria: 99 Nigerians Confirmed Dead in Hajj Stampede, 214 Missing
    [Premium Times] The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Thursday said 355 Nigerians were involved in the Mina Stampede, out of whom 99 were confirmed dead.
  • Africa: Africa and the WTO – the Perils of Weakening the Development Agenda
    [FIAN International] In the 2013 WTO Ministerial in Bali, India stood mostly alone as the rich countries tried to isolate the government for its stockholding and food security program. But India is far from alone in recognizing the value of public food reserves as insurance against price volatility, emergency food in the event of shortages, and stocks for anti-poverty programs.
  • Nigeria: Ebola Scare Hits Nigeria Again, 10 Quarantined in Calabar
    [Vanguard] University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, has quarantined ten persons following the death of a patient in the hospital on Wednesday with symptoms suspected to be Ebola virus.

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