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18-Jan-2019 to 13:15

About 36m children in Ethiopia multi-dimensionally poor-Report

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — An estimated 36 million of a total population of 41 million children under the age of 18 in Ethiopia are multi-dimensionally poor, meaning they are deprived of basic goods and services in at least three dimensions, says a new report released Friday by the Central Statistical Agency and UNICEF.

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17-Jan-2019 to 14:10

Senegal’s veteran journalist dies at 82

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — Ahmed Bachir Kounta, a former journalist at Senegalese Television Broadcasting (RTS) and member of the Kounta religious family, died Thursday morning at the age of 82, APA learned from media sources.

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17-Jan-2019 to 11:34

eSwatini: 30 000 civil servants’ strike resumes in 11 days

APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — All business stands to be grounded in eSwatini, after about 30 000 civil servants endorsed another mass protest action in 11 days.

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17-Jan-2019 to 09:42

Right group says civic space shrinking in East, Horn of Africa

APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Clear patterns of government repression against peaceful protesters, activists, and journalists emerged across the East and Horn of Africa region during 2018, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday its World Report 2019.

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17-Jan-2019 to 03:24

Libya: Anti-government protests continue in Sudan

APA-Sudan-Khartoum — Security forces on Wednesday fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters in Kasala State ,East Sudan, demanding president Omer al-Bashir ,has been in power to for nearly 30 years, to stop down.

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16-Jan-2019 to 11:30

Nigerian firm to build 100 000 housing units in Liberia

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Liberia's National Housing Authority (NHA) and Chaste Mutual Investment Limited of Nigeria have reached a deal for the construction of 100,000 housing units.

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16-Jan-2019 to 08:59

Armed groups rob 18 banks in western Ethiopia

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — About 18 government and private banks have been robbed in west Wollega, Kelem Wollega and Horo Guduru Wollega zones in Oromia regional state of Ethiopia, said the regional state’s communication affairs bureau on Wednesday.

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