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Ghana’s schools lack toilets – UNICEF

Schools in Ghana have been hit by a shortage of toilets and pit latrines which could affect the learning process of pupils, and a possible outbreak of disease. Only 2 out of 5 schools in Ghana have toilets or pit latrines and running water.…
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5 killed by militants in Burkina Faso

Suspected jihadists killed five people in a series of attacks overnight in northern Burkina Faso, local officials and security sources said Tuesday. Gunmen carried out three separate attacks in Soum province, a local official in Djibo, the…
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Suicide bomb attack in Nigeria kills at least 8

A civilian self-defense group says at least eight people are dead after female suicide bombers attacked two displaced persons camps in northeastern Nigeria's main city. Spokesperson Bello Danbatta tells The Associated Press that the attack…
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ECOWAS calls for birth control in the sub-region

Senior politicians in the Economic Community of West African States Ecowas on Saturday called for measures to cut the birth rate in the region in order to bring the population explosion there under control. Deputies of Ecowas, Mauritania…
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First photo of sick Buhari released

Nigeria released a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, the first in almost three months after he left the country on May 7 for medical leave in Britain. In stark contrast to his first absence, when numerous photos of a…
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