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Radio message saving children’s lives in Burkina Faso

An accompanying study showed that it is also one of the most cost-effective ways of saving children's lives. "The study showed that in the areas which received the radio intervention, there was an increase in the amount of children being taken to health facilities. In particular, that increase was for the conditions that were the focus for the campaign: malaria,
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Nigeria’s President Buhari orders home stranded World Cup fans

Around 200 Nigerians became stranded in Russia following the World Cup as they did not have a return ticket home, authorities said. They had gone to support the national Super Eagles team, but some also planned to settle in Russia after the tournament. Buhari has ordered the Minister of Aviation and Foreign Ministry to bring the fans back home, the President's Senior
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Eritrea reopens embassy in Ethiopia after 20 years

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki raised the Eritrean Flag together inside the newly renovated embassy, while a military band performed the Eritrean National Anthem.Ethiopia's information minister, Yemane Meskel said in a tweet that the event was "yet another milestone in the robust and special ties of peace and
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Amnesty says Cameroon soldiers executed women, young girl and a baby

Paul Biya, who has led the country since 1982, posted a statement about his plans on his Twitter account Friday. However, the octogenarian leader, one of Africa's longest-serving rulers, is accused by rights groups of presiding over a brutal regime, characterized by human rights abuses, particularly towards residents of Cameroon's English speaking provinces.
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Trump wants to end Africa’s ‘vicious and violent’ conflicts

At a press briefing on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, Trump said his administration was committed to ensuring peace in the world, and especially in Africa. "Africa right now has got problems that few people will even understand," Trump told a room full of journalists following a question about US efforts in North Africa."If you saw some of the
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Sudanese teen fights for freedom despite threats

The legal team representing Sudanese teenager Noura Hussein, who killed her 35-year-old husband as he tried to rape her in what she says was self-defense, filed an appeal to Sudan's Supreme Court onThursday to have her sentence overturned.Hussein was on death row for fatally stabbing Abdulrahman Mohamed Hammad until two weeks ago, when an appeals court in Sudan
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Uganda to review social media tax after protests

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda in a statement Wednesday said the bill would be amended "taking into consideration the concerns of the public," and presented to the country's parliament on July 19.Uganda passed a new set of laws taxing online services and mobile money transactions in the country in May.Police fired teargas to disperse a crowd of demonstrators led by
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Uganda’s government to review social media tax after protests

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda in a statement Wednesday said the bill would be amended "taking into consideration the concerns of the public," and presented to the country's parliament on July 19.Uganda passed a new set of laws taxing online services and mobile money transactions in the country in May.Police fired teargas to disperse a crowd of demonstrators led by
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South Africa ex-president’s son charged with corruption

Duduzane Zuma is alleged to be part of a group who tried to bribe a former deputy finance minister, Mcebisi Jonas, to take on a senior government role.Zuma, 34, appeared before the Johannesburg Commercial Crimes court Monday and was granted bail of 100,000 rand ($7500), his lawyer Rudi Krause told CNN. Krause said: "My client, of course, pleads not guilty in this matter