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‘No Time to Lose’ in Child Marriage Battle

New data from Unicef show that while prevalence of child marriage and genital cutting has decreased slightly over the past three decades, rates of progress need to be scaled up dramatically, simply to offset population growth in the countries where the practices are most common.

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CAR Told to ‘Permanently Silence Guns’

The UN Secretary-General has called on the people of Central African Republic to seize the opportunity of talks taking place in Brazzaville to advance reconciliation and “open a new page in their history”.

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Africa: Child Brides Married to Appease Gods, Settle Debts

In Ethiopia, girls are abducted on their way to school, raped and then married to their captors.

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West Africa: Pierre Cherruau – Narratives of an African Experience

His novels about Nigeria and West Africa affords the French author, Pierre Cherruau, the opportunity to write more expansively (than newspaper articles would have permitted him to do) about subjects that interest him, he tells Okechukwu Uwaezuoke.

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Ghana’s Oil Going the Way of Gold

They sang chorus, Methodist hymns and danced to the surprise of onlookers when President John Evans Atta Mills, of blessed memory, turned the valve on an offshore platform to signify the commercial production of oil and gas in commercial quantities in the Jubilee field of Cape Three Points in the Western Region of Ghana.

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A deadly Ramadan in Somalia

Militant group Al-Shabab has lived up to its promise to step up attacks in Somalia, mainly against government installations and personnel, during the holy month of Ramadan, which began on 29 June. Over 30 people have been killed in Mogadishu alone.

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Nigerian / Ibo History – Things fall Apart – Library at Howard University Library System

It is a story of Okonkwo an Ibo farmer and tribal hero; his encounter with Colonialism and his tragic response to it. Achebe uses the individual to represent Africa in its totality. It’s an allegory unmasking the destruction of Africa and its cultures. Local History

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Scores Killed in Renewed S. Sudan Clashes

The death toll keeps rising in clashes between pro- and anti-government forces in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, a state that has been largely unaffected by seven months of fighting in the country.

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How to Get the U.S.-Africa Summit Right

American officials and companies should revisit their business approach when dealing with Africa governments and build mutually beneficial partnerships, write Toby Moffett and Aubrey Hruby.

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Nigeria Needs Funding to Fight Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan has written to the National Assembly, seeking approval of a U.S.$1 billion loan to facilitate the government’s  war against terrorism and other security challenges in the country.

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