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Africa Year in Review 2015

Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN

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Nigeria’s Boko Haram insurgency forces one million children from school – UNICEF

Violence and attacks against civilian populations in northeastern Nigeria and its neighbouring countries have forced “a staggering” one million children out of school in a conflict that has dealt “a huge blow for education in the region,” the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today.

Nigerian city under pressure as displacement soars due to Boko Haram

The north-east Nigerian city of Maiduguri has more than doubled in size due to displacement caused by the extremist Boko Haram group.

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Change of tactics for Boko Haram following military push

The outlawed group Boko Haram, which has been terrorizing populations in Nigeria has changed its tactics following recent military successes by the Nigerian authorities; that’s according to the UN’s most senior representative in the West African country.

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40 million youth in Sahel at risk of radicalization or migration

The Sahel region in Africa risks becoming a hub for mass migration or recruitment by extremist groups without sustained international engagement, the Security Council heard

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Nigeria must halt evictions threatening tens of thousands with homelessness – UN expert

A United Nations human rights expert today called on the Nigerian Government to immediately end unlawful large-scale evictions that are threatening tens of thousands of people with homelessness even as the rainy season rages on, voicing alarm at the violence sometimes used by police.

Nigeria: Ban condemns deadly terrorist attack; urges fight be grounded in international law

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the terrorist bomb attack in the Nigeria city of Yola, which killed dozens dead and injured scores.

Nneka and MzVee use music to call for women’s rights

Nigerian singer Nneka, and MzVee from Ghana are shining a light on women’s rights through their music.

They stopped by the World Bank Headquarters in Washington to participate in the series #Music4Dev.

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UN Gender Focus: refugees, entrepreneurship in Pakistan and women's rights

Concern at “never-ending flow” of vulnerable EU arrivals

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Release of kidnapped civilians in Nigeria welcomed by UN

The release of civilians in Nigeria who had been kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group has been welcomed by UN.

Nigerian troops rescued 338 people, mostly women and children, who were reportedly being held in the north-east of the West African country.

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