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UNHCR warns of gender-based violence risks

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Worsening socio-economic conditions, new and ongoing conflicts and shortfalls in humanitarian funding are increasing the risk of gender-based violence for forcibly displaced women and girls, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said here on Friday. On the occasion of Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination …

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UN raises alarm over increase of humanitarian needs in S. Sudan

Juba, S.Sudan | Xinhua | A UN senior official on Friday raised the alarm over the projected increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in South Sudan. United Nations Resident Coordinator in South Sudan Sara Beysolow Nyanti said an estimated 9.4 million people, a staggering 76 percent of …

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Huawei-supported 5G network launched in Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | The leading mobile services provider MTN in Zambia has launched its fifth-generation mobile (5G) network which will enable consumers to have fast-paced and indestructible internet speed. The network launched on Thursday will also enable signal carriers to transfer data at a fast speed and users to download …

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Nigeria begins drilling in first oil fields in northeast region

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated Kolmani Integrated Development Project to drill oil and gas in the northeastern part of the country. Speaking at the project’s flag-off ceremony in the northeastern state of Bauchi, Buhari said that the Nigerian Kolmani Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL) 809 and …

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Nigerian president launches re-designed local banknotes

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday launched the re-designed local banknotes to control the supply of the Nigerian naira, the local currency of the most populous African country. Speaking during the unveiling of the locally-produced currencies in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, Buhari explained in detail the basis …

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