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Large Number of Children at Increased Risk of Violence, Abuse Amid Pandemic: UNICEF

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused disruptions to child protection services in more than 100 countries, leaving a large number of children at increased risk...

Pollution-Linked Deaths Highest in India: Study

 India leads the world in pollution-linked deaths, followed by China and Nigeria, according to a report published Wednesday that estimated the global impact of contaminants...

Hundreds of School Children in Nigeria Join Global Fight for Climate Action

Sixteen-year old Faithwins Iwuh — who is sometimes referred to as Nigeria's Greta Thunberg — wants Nigeria to contribute to the global fight against...

Nigeria Seeing Increasing Cases of Heart Disease

Health experts say Nigeria is seeing increasing cases of heart disease. Low awareness, lack of adequate medical facilities and expertise are major factors worsening...

Nigeria Marks Three Years without A New Case of Wild Polio Virus

Nigerian activist Ayuba Gufwan made sure his five children received polio vaccinations soon after they were born. "I was determined to make sure none of my kids got...

Nigeria, Cameroon Vow to Tackle Terrorism

Nigeria has promised to assist Cameroon in combating the separatist crisis rocking the central African country's English speaking region. The pledge, made during a...

Food Aid in Cameroon’s Refugee Camps Replaced by Mobile Money; Allow Women to Rely Less on Husbands

In refugee camps in Cameroon, food aid has been replaced by mobile money payments.  The system allows refugees to choose what food they buy...

Nigerian Elections : Debates All About Economy, Insecurity and Corruption

Nigerians go to the polls Saturday to choose a president and legislature for Africa’s most populous country, returning two weeks later to pick state...

Nigerian Women’s Struggle To Become The Country’s First Female President

When Nigerians go to the polls Feb. 16 for general elections, few will be expecting large numbers of female candidates to win. The share of...

Access To Public Facilities Restricted To Over 27Mn Disabled People In Nigeria

 In Nigeria, over 27 million disabled people live in obscurity, treated like second-class citizens, without access to public facilities. The Nigerian Disability Bill is...

Nigerian Firm Apologizes for Google’s Glitch

Nigeria's Main One Cable took responsibility Tuesday for a glitch that temporarily caused some Google global traffic to be misrouted through China, saying it...

Cameroon: Cholera Outbreak Claims a Dozen Lives

A cholera outbreak in Cameroon has claimed at least a dozen lives. Hundreds of people have been rushed to several hospitals in the central...

HIV Outbreak In Southern and Eastern Africa

A report by UNAIDS, "Miles to go—closing gaps, breaking barriers, righting injustices", warns that the global response to HIV is at a critical point....

Fistula Epidemic In Nigeria, Cultural Practices To Blame

Every morning, Asma’u Muhammadu removes the wet sheets from her bed and sets them out to dry. She opens the door to let in...

Despite Stigma, Nigerian Parents Demand Justice in Child Sex Cases

Mercy Philip will never forget January 12, 2017. That’s the day she says her 8-year-old daughter walked up to her and asked if she could...

Islamic Terrorism Again? Boko Haram Islamic Terrorists gun down 14 in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Maiduguri is the center of the eight-year-old fight against Boko Haram The fighters attacked the city's suburbs with anti-aircraft guns and several suicide...

Indian origin Charitable Organization Tulsi Chanrai Foundation (TCF) gives healthcare to 3 Million Nigerians

TCF, which started operations in 1994, is the charity wing of the Chanrai family which set up the first Indian company in Nigeria...

World Food Program (WFP) Warns of Severe Funding Shortfall in Nigeria that can endanger lives of 4.7 million people affected by Hunger

Africa, April 19, 2017: The World Food Program is sounding the alarm over a severe funding shortfall in Nigeria that could endanger the lives...

Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram’s use of child suicide bombers in Nigeria triples

Geneva, April 12, 2017: The number of children used by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram as suicide bombers tripled during the first three...

Cameroon Claims to have killed at least 60 Boko Haram fighters and Freed 5,000 Captives

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON, March 16, 2017: Cameroon says it has killed at least 60 Boko Haram fighters and destroyed a stronghold for the militant group, as...

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Tobacco Kills 20% of All People Who Die From Coronary Heart Disease Every Year

The World Health Organization reports tobacco kills 1.9 million people, or 20 percent of all those who die every year from coronary heart disease....

Even Low Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy Can Impact Child’s Brain Development

Researchers have found that even low levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy can have an impact on a child's brain development. The study, published in...

Pandemic May Cause a Global Tsunami of Mental Health Problems: Researchers

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that Covid-19 pandemic will cause a global tsunami of mental health problems. Mental health problems were already a...

World Heart Day: Choreographer Ashely Lobo on Attaining Heart Health Through Dance

By Siddhi Jain Indian-Australian choreographer Ashley Lobo, who is also the founder and artistic director of Danceworx Academy and Navdhara Theatre, says that for dancers,...