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Three Nigerians nominated for 2019 Women’s Prize for Literature

Three female Nigerian authors, Oyinkan Braithwaite, Emezi Akwaeke and Diana Evans have been nominated for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction.

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An aerial view of Buzi Mozambique, on Wednesday. Adrien Barbier-Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe seeks support from international community

The Zimbabwean government says it is appealing to the international community for help with medicine, food and infrastructure, as victims of Cyclone Idai push for expedited aid.
An image from Kurdish Ronahi TV shows the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) raising their flag on top of a building in the eastern Syrian village of Baghuz. Handout-AFP-Getty Images

SDF: ISIS totally eliminated in Syria

Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s nearly five-year-old “caliphate” Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria.

Federal government, IFAD hail value chain implementation in Niger

The Federal Government and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Friday commended the implementation of the Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in Niger State.

World Water Day: Diarrhoea kills more children than violence In conflict countries – UNICEF

To mark this year’s World Water Day on Friday, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has lamented that children under the age of 15 in conflict countries die more of diarrhoeal diseases than direct violence, in a new report it released on Thursday.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Congo faces largest outbreak of Ebola

Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the second largest outbreak of Ebola in history as attacks on clinics pose a further challenge to the government and humanitarian organizations struggling to fight the virus.