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UN: Nigeria’s 2.1 percent economic growth to drive West Africa’s 2019 forecast

Nigeria’s 2.1 per cent economic growth projection in 2019 is expected to drive the regional growth forecast of 2.9 per cent, the United Nations report has projected.
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UN: Cash economy fuelling Boko Haram activities

The predominance of the cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region, a UN report has revealed.
The United Nations Security Council has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan, almost five years after a ruinous civil war in the country started - Reuters

UN Security Council condemns Boko Haram attacks

The UN Security Council said it remained concerned at the security and humanitarian situation caused by the Boko Haram terrorists and other armed groups in Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.

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