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    Boko Haram: UNICEF confirms receiving 183 children from Nigeria Army

Boko Haram: UNICEF confirms receiving 183 children from Nigeria Army

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Nigeria has confirmed receiving 183 children from Nigeria Army in Maiduguri, Borno State.According to a statement by the UN agency on Monday, the children were between the ages of seven and 18.It said the children are free from any form of connection with Boko Haram"These eight girls and 175 boys are first [...]

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    UNICEF: 50 percent of pupils in north drop out of school for marriage, child labour

UNICEF: 50 percent of pupils in north drop out of school for marriage, child labour

The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) says 50 percent of pupils in the north do not further their education.Azuka Menkiti, UNICEF education specialist, said this at a recent media dialogue organised by the organisation in collaboration with the ministry of information.The programme took place in Gusau, Zamfara state.Menkiti said findings from a new study conducted by the organisation also [...]

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    More people in Africa ‘need to be insured against natural disasters’

More people in Africa ‘need to be insured against natural disasters’

Mozambique was the site of one of Africa’s most devastating natural disasters in recent times. In the year 2000 floods killed 700 people, displaced 60,000, and left more than 500,000 needing humanitarian assistance.The disaster also inflicted economic damage totalling over US$273 million – that’s six times Mozambique’s GDP.Unfortunately, neither the citizens nor the government had disaster insurance. This meant that [...]

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    Society reaps the benefits when women enjoy better health care

Society reaps the benefits when women enjoy better health care

MARLEN TEMMERMAN Weak political commitment, inadequate resources and persistent discrimination against women and girls: these are just some reasons that many countries still don’t openly and comprehensively address sexual and reproductive health and rights. This is borne out by figures. Each year in developing countries, including those in Africa, more than 30 million women don’t give birth at a health facility. More [...]

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    Children bear the brunt of Nigeria’s environmental woes

Children bear the brunt of Nigeria’s environmental woes

With the soot in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, piling garbage across cities in Nigeria, and oil spills in Lagos and Niger Delta regions, Nigeria’s children risk early death.Children are susceptible to illnesses and consequent deaths as a result of threats to the environment because of their smaller bodies, growing organs and developing immune systems.Currently, over 1.7 million children under five, worldwide, are dying [...]

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    Suffering in silence: How Kenyan women live with profound childbirth injuries

Suffering in silence: How Kenyan women live with profound childbirth injuries

BY KATHOMI GATWIRI Sasha is 22-years-old. She was married off when she was just nine and by the time she was 11, she was pregnant with her first child, and unprepared for childbirth.So when labour came, in the middle of the night – in her geographically isolated village in rural Kenya – she was unaware of the painful fate awaiting her.During [...]

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    Visionscape partners CBN on waste reduction, recycling

Visionscape partners CBN on waste reduction, recycling

Visionscape Sanitation Solutions, an organisation providing solutions to waste management, has partnered with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in a "bid to create solutions to plastic pollution".Speaking at an event to commemorate the World Environment Day, Motunrayo Elias, head corporate communications, Visionscape Group, said the group's collaboration with the CBN would support global climate change targets that would reduce waste generation [...]

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    17m Africans left the continent in 2017, says UN

17m Africans left the continent in 2017, says UN

No fewer than 17 million Africans left the continent in 2017 in search of greener pastures, a new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.The 'Economic Development in Africa' report also said 5.5 million people moved to Africa from other continents while some 19 million international migrants moved within Africa.“Overall, some 19 million international migrants [...]

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    Nigerian children deprived of their childhood, says consultant

Nigerian children deprived of their childhood, says consultant

Early childhood education refers to the period of education between birth and the first eight years of life. According to UNICEF, play and stimulation in these years can and has contributed to “breaking the cycle of poverty.It also offers an entry point and platform for improving social equity and inclusion.These early years, UNICEF says, are a period of exponential brain development; especially [...]

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    Malnutrition in Kaduna frightening, says el-Rufai

Malnutrition in Kaduna frightening, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the increasing population of malnourished persons in the state is frightening.El-Rufai said this on Tuesday at the opening of a two-day orientation workshop on “Effective Coordination of Nutrition Programme’’ organised for members of the state committee on food and nutrition.The governor, who was represented by Hafsat Baba, the state commissioner for women affairs and [...]

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