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Peter N'Guila and his family sit with refugees who he is hosting after they fled an attack in Palma, at his home in Pemba, Mozambique, April 4, 2021. REUTERS-Emidio Jozine

Mozambique city overwhelmed by people fleeing Islamist violence

Peter N’Guila used to have no trouble supporting his family of three on his consultant’s salary. But since Islamic State-linked insurgents attacked a northern Mozambique gas hub town last month, he has seven more mouths to feed.
Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has sworn in a new government that was formed thanks to a power-sharing deal brokered by Saudi Arabia last year.

New Yemen government sworn in after Saudi-brokered power-sharing deal

Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has sworn in a new government that was formed thanks to a power-sharing deal brokered by Saudi Arabia last year.
FILE PHOTO- Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during a question and answer session with lawmakers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 30, 2020. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

United Nations, Ethiopia reach aid pact for war-hit Tigray

Ethiopia and the United Nations reached an agreement on Wednesday to channel desperately needed humanitarian aid to a northern region where a month of war has killed, wounded and uprooted large numbers of people.
One in 33 people will need aid to meet basic needs like food, water and sanitation in 2021, the UN reported.

UN: Coronavirus will increase humanitarian needs in 2021

The coronavirus pandemic is pushing the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance to new highs, according to the United Nations, dramatically increasing the ranks of extreme poverty in just one year.

Boko Haram: UN withdraws claim 110 farmers died in Borno attack

The United Nations on Monday recanted an earlier claim that 110 farmers were killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Zabarmari community, Borno State.
Ethiopian authorities have proposed holding a postponed election in May or June 2021, state-affiliated broadcaster FANA said on Friday, setting the stage for a test of support for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's sweeping economic and political reforms.

Ethiopia premier claims major advance in Tigray region

Ethiopia’s prime minister has claimed that the Western Tigray region has been “liberated” after a week of fighting, while United Nations agencies warn of a dire humanitarian situation worsening by the day.
Mr John Abang, Commissioner of Police in Anambra said this in Awka on Wednesday during the parade of 17 suspected hoodlums.

#EndSARS: Four policemen die, 11 stations razed in Anambra

No fewer than four Police officers were confirmed dead and two injured in Anambra during the recent #EndSARS protests in the state by hoodlums.
Attackers have opened fire on a private school in Cameroon’s Southwest Region, killing at least four children, according to officials.

Cameroon blames separatists for massacre of children

Cameroon's government on Sunday blamed separatist fighters for the massacre of children in their classrooms in the English-speaking southwest of the country.
Residents walk through a flooded street after last week's heavy rains in Keur Massar, Senegal September 8, 2020. REUTERS-Zohra Bensemra-File Photo

Severe floods hit 760,000 people in West and Central Africa

Nigerien student Hachimou Abdou has had to catch a boat to classes since river water swamped his route to university in the capital Niamey - one of about 760,000 people hit by severe flooding in recent weeks in parts of West and Central Africa.

Sudan floods kill 10, destroy 3,300 homes

At least 10 people were killed and more than 3,300 homes ruined by flooding triggered by torrential rains across much of Sudan this week, the country’s civil defence organisation said Thursday.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said Monday his government was working toward bringing peace to war-torn Darfur as he met hundreds of victims of the conflict who demanded swift justice.

Sudan faces humanitarian crisis with nine million needing urgent aid

At least nine million people in Sudan urgently need humanitarian assistance in what could compound the economic situation of a country struggling to sustain a transitional government.

22 killed in Cameroon attack

Armed men have massacred 22 villagers including 14 children in an anglophone region of Cameroon, according to the United Nations, with the opposition blaming the killings on government troops.
Mrs Eve Sabbagh, the Head of Public Information of the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Maiduguri.

UN condemns execution, abduction of civilians in Borno

Mr Antonio Canhandula, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator to Nigeria, has condemned the alleged execution and abduction of people on major highways by armed groups in Borno.
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UN: 40, 000 persons displaced by floods in Borno

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), has expressed concern over the conditions of more than 40,000 displaced persons affected by flood in Rann, Kalabalge Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno.

45 million people at risk of food, water shortages in southern Africa

About 45 million people in Southern Africa are at risk of food and water shortages due to “the effects of changing weather conditions,” Evangelical Christian Aid Organisation World Vision on Friday said.

Three aid workers killed in S.Sudan, suspending Ebola screening

Three aid volunteers working at Ebola screening points along the DR Congo border were killed in clashes in South Sudan, the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) said Wednesday.
People run out from a building in Akcakale, a town near the Turkish border with Syria on October 13, 2019, after it was hit by a rocket reported to be fired from within Syria. A total of 18 civilians and at least four Turkish soldiers have been killed since Turkey launched its offensive against the US-backed Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia in Syria on October 9, 2019. BULENT KILIC / AFP

Turkey assault could displace 400,000 in Syria

Turkey’s deadly assault on Kurdish positions in northeastern Syria has forced 130,000 people to flee their homes, the UN said Sunday, adding it was preparing for that figure to more than triple.

NEDC begins assessment tour of Borno displaced communities

The North East Development Commission (NEDC), has embarked on needs assessment of displaced communities in Borno to fast track rehabilitation and resettlement process in the state.

UN advisor urges peace during new yam festival

The Advisor, Civil-military Relations of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Major General Moses Obi (Rtd), has enjoined all Boki indigenes to embrace peace as they mark the annual New Yam Festival.
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UN: 35,000 killed so far by Boko Haram in Nigeria

An estimated 35,000 persons have lost their lives in the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States and other parts of Nigeria since the beginning of the conflict in 2009, the United Nations has said.
A house is seen damaged after a landslide in Mutkyi village in Paung Township, Mon state on August 12, 2019. – A fatal landslide on August 9 in southeastern Mon state was followed by heavy flooding that reached the roofs of houses and treetops in nearby towns. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

Tens of thousands flee homes in flood-hit Myanmar as landslide toll hits 59

Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters said Monday.

UN: 1 800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi

Malaria has killed more than 1 800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

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FILE PHOTO - A screen grab from Myanmar state television broadcast from February 3, 2021 shows General Min Aung Hlaing speaking during a meeting. MRTV-Handout via REUTERS

Myanmar junta chief to attend ASEAN summit on first foreign trip since coup

Myanmar junta chief Min Aung Hlaing will attend an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Indonesia on April 24, a Thai foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday, for his first known foreign trip since he staged a Feb. 1 coup.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi government raises panel on release of ‘warlords’

The Ebonyi State government yesterday set up a panel of inquiry over the unauthorized release of 55 suspected warlords who were arrested in Effuim in Ohaukwu local government area of the state in the lingering communal clash between Effuim and Ezza Effuim communities.

NMA: Zamfara government lied on linkage of medical doctor to bandits

This is contained in a statement signed in Gusau on Friday by the association’s state Chairman and Secretary, Dr Mannir Bature and Dr Remigius Nwachukwu.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 67 new coronavirus infections, no fatalities

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 67 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 164,147 with 154,304 recoveries.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Official: Kaduna government won’t join issues with abducted students’ parents

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, said on Friday that the state government shared the pains of the abducted students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.

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Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio: Judge me by my legacy

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has stated that he desires to be judged by the legacy he would leave behind and not by what critics say.
Fulham striker Josh Maja believes the team can avoid relegation this season.

Josh Maja: Fulham must play with courage and confidence vs Arsenal

Josh Maja has charged his Fulham teammates to go to Arsenal for Sunday’s Premier League fixture with courage and confidence.

Minister consoles with victims of auto accident in Akure

The Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Tayo Alasoadura, has commiserated with the families of the victims of auto accident on Airport Road, Oba Ile, in Akure.
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made their first move to sign highly-rated Anderlecht Nigerian winger Paul Mukairu this summer.

Anderlecht want Paul Mukairu on permanent deal

Anderlecht have reportedly made a decision about Paul Mukairu and that is to keep the Nigerian player as the Belgian giants see him as their top striker in the nearest future.

IPOB: Anyone who joins new Southeast security outfit will join his ancestors

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have warned youths in the Southeast against joining the newly established security outfit for the region, known as Ebubeagu to spy its own Eastern Security Network, ESN.