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Lagos Collapsed School Heartbreak

The dilapidated building in the densely populated Lagos Island area of the city came down without warning on Wednesday morning. Locals, firefighters and other emergency services workers picked through the rubble to...
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Sexual Violence Surging In South Sudan

“There’s been very little accountability in South Sudan for what is chronic, endemic problem of sexual violence against women and girls,” said the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (OHCHR) spokesperson Rupert Colville.
LAGOS SCHOOL COLLAPSE

Lagos School Collapse: Deaths of Children Confirmed

A building containing a primary school has collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, with students trapped in the rubble.The school was on the top floor of the...
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algeria’s Protesters Want Change

Bouteflika was hailed as a savior when he assumed office in 1999, at the end of Algeria’s brutal civil war. He was an old face — a veteran of the country’s war of independence from France who became foreign minister at the age of 26.
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UN Pays Homage to Staffers Who Died in Plane Crash

The deaths of 21 UN staffers March 10, on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight in Addis Ababa, is one of the biggest tragedies in the extended UN family—enroute from Addis Ababa to Nairobi for the Fourth UN Environment Assembly March 11-15
Professor Pius Adesanmi

Nigeria Mourns the Loss of Leading African Academic Who Was in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

The deaths of 21 UN staffers March 10, on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight in Addis Ababa, is one of the biggest tragedies in the extended UN family— enroute from Addis Ababa to Nairobi for the Fourth UN Environment Assembly March 11-15
Men and women from Kalawa ward in Kenya’s Makueni County

Kenya’s Marginalised Say Nothing For Us, Without Us

“Women are increasingly playing a key role in economically uplifting of their households, unlike before, but they need access to affordable loans from financial institutions and requisite skills to run own enterprise.”
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Ethiopian Plane Crash – What We Know and What We Don’t Know

On Sunday, March 10, 2019, at about 8:44 am local time, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed shortly after take off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, en route to Nairobi, Kenya.  All 157 people...
one of the many refugee camps outside of Somalia’s capital

The Hidden Economic Costs Of Displacement

In a new report, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) examines the financial costs of internal displacement across major crises around the world, raising awareness of the importance of preventing future displacement as well as responding to such situations efficiently.
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Ghana: Is There Press Freedom Without Accountability?

“I’m devastated because the life of a brilliant, dedicated and young journalist has been cowardly cut short. I’m angered because journalists in Ghana have never felt safe, despite our role very clearly recognized and sealed by the country’s constitution”
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Give Girls A Chance Nigeria

As we celebrate International Women's Day, Give Girls A Chance Nigeria is committed to working toward a gender-balanced world and creating a #BalanceforBetter. #IWD2019
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made by women and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
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