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Nigerian's body subjected to autopsy, inquest.

The post-mortem and inquest on Nduku Ifeanyi Christian, a Nigerian who died mysteriously on March 13, were carried out at Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital on Saturday in the presence of two officials, police and a member of the African community. Africans living in Bengaluru stayed put around the morgue as the post-mortem ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Erdogan's tussle with Europe, The shame of the world, Regional support for Venezuela is vital, Scotland's place in the United Kingdom, US reengagement in the Middle East.

It is a matter of grave concern that, according to a UN estimate, twenty million people are facing starvation in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria...," states an editorial. "It is indeed disturbing to note that man-made disasters like war and famine continue to bleed nations while international politics fails to come ...

- Yahoo! News - US

News24.com | Nigeria's vice-president and a fragile peace in the delta.

While Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari was receiving treatment in London for an undisclosed illness, his energetic deputy Yemi Osinbajo was wooing the country's oil heartland.

- News24.com - ZA

Five Nigerian nationals remanded for violation of visa conditions.

Mar 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police acting on a tip off have and arrested five foreign nationals for staying in the country without valid visas.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Famine and hunger crisis.

Famine and hunger crisisMillions of people are facing starvation across East Africa, Yemen and north-east Nigeria. Oxfam is on the ground in each of these regions, providing food, clean water and sanitation to families who are in desperate need of assistance. We urgently need to scale up our response to save more lives. You ...

- Oxfam International - UK

Africa in the news: G-20 talks on Africa, oil news in Nigeria and South Africa, and Kenya's domestic unrest.

Germany strengthens partnership with Africa under G-20 presidency Last Friday, the Group of 20 finance ministers and bank governors met in Baden-Baden, Germany. The ministers and bank governors discussed the future of global trade, climate, and partnership with Africa, among other topics. Following German Chancellor Angela ...

- Brookings - US

Autopsy, inquest today into Nigerian's death as cops get NOC.

Police have obtained a no-objection certificate from the Nigerian High Commission for conducting an inquest and post-mortem on a Nigerian whose death at Byrathi Cross in eastern Bengaluru on March 13, 2017, remains a mystery. "We contacted the high commission to identify the deceased.When there was no response, our officers ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers.

Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British ...

- PhysOrg - NL

News24.com | Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers.

Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, says a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational.

- News24.com - ZA

Nigeria Accelerates Visa Procedure for Business Execs.

In a bid to attract more foreign investment, Nigeria's government has introduced a new, faster visa application procedure that will allow executives traveling there on business to collect their visa within 48 hours of applying for it. The West African country and former top oil producer on the continent suffered a double ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Geologist for Shell Says Company Hid Nigeria Spill Dangers.

Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British ...

- Voice of America - US

Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers

JOHANNESBURG " Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Geologist: Shell concealing hazards from Nigerian oil spills

JOHANNESBURG " Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Geologist: Shell concealing hazards from Nigerian oil spills

JOHANNESBURG — Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of...

- Townhall.com - US

Geologist: Shell concealing hazards from Nigerian oil spills

A German geologist says Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history.

- FOX News - US

On World Tuberculosis Day, Doctors Warn Of New Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Friday marks the United Nations’ World Tuberculosis Day, aimed at raising awareness of a disease that kills an estimated 1.8 million people every year. Six countries account for nearly two-thirds of the cases: India, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa. The date commemorates the day in 1882 when German ...

- Voice of America - US

On World Tuberculosis Day, Doctors Warn of New Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Friday marks World Tuberculosis Day, aimed at raising awareness of a disease that kills an estimated 1.8 million people every year. Six countries account for nearly two-thirds of the cases: India, Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa. As Henry Ridgwell reports, resistant forms of TB bacteria are undermining ...

- Voice of America - US

Kelechi Iheanacho preserves Gernot Rohr's unbeaten Nigerian record

Kelechi Iheanacho's penalty seven minutes from time secured a 1-1 draw with Senegal.

- Daily Nation - KE

Nigerian migrants flown home from Libya

159 Nigerian migrants were stranded in Libya after failing to reach Europe.

- Daily Nation - KE

Germany is set to deport 2 German-born men accused of discussing terrorist activity

David Ryder/ReutersMARCH 22, 2017 —In a move without precedent in German history, the country will soon deport two German-born men accused of having discussed terrorist activity. On Tuesday, the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig threw out a case saying that the men, one an Algerian national and the other a Nigerian ...

- Business Insider - US

Starvation looms in four African states

The International Committee of the Red Cross is appealing for $400 million to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria.

- Cape Times - SA

More Oil Stored Off South Africa Sold Amid Shrinking Contango

Commodity trading group Vitol and France's oil major Total SA have offered out around 11 million barrels of Nigerian crude oil grades for April, Platts reported on Wednesday, citing market sources, in what looks like traders trying to empty storage as shrinking contango and emerging backwardation make storing crude no ...

- OilPrice.com - US

ICRC: Only Months Left to Avert Famine in Africa and Yemen

A three- to four-month window remains to avert a famine that could potentially kill millions of people in three African countries and Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross warns.  The Swiss humanitarian agency said speed was of the essence to prevent a tragedy of massive proportions in Somalia, Yemen, South ...

- Voice of America - US

Multiple bomb blasts rock Nigeria's Maiduguri

At least eight people killed, including refugees, by series of explosions along highway in Maiduguri.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Time Short to Avert Starvation in Yemen and Somalia, Red Cross Says

The aid agency needs $300 million to deliver assistance to five million people in Yemen, Somalia and northeast Nigeria as well as areas of South Sudan.

- New York Times - US

News24.com | Three dead as suicide blasts rock Nigeria migrant camp

At least four suicide blasts rocked a camp for migrants fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in restive northeastern Nigeria, killing at least three people and wounding 20, officials say.

- News24.com - ZA

ICRC calls for massive scale-up of operations to tackle hunger crisis

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross Country: Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen The ICRC is appealing for $400m to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria. The funds will ensure 5 million vulnerable people receive essential aid.The ICRC is ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Germany set to deport native-born potential terrorists

In a move without precedent in German history, the country will soon deport two German-born men accused of having discussed terrorist activity. On Tuesday, the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig threw out a case saying that the men, one an Algerian national and the other a Nigerian citizen, should not be deported ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Suicide blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria, 3 killed

Suicide blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria, 3 killed...

- MENAFN - JO

News24.com | Multiple bomb blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria

Suicide bomb blasts have rocked a camp for migrants who have fled Boko Haram insurgents near Nigeria's restive northeastern city of Maiduguri, officials say.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | 8 killed as suicide bombers target Nigerian city: Officials

Nigerian officials say at least eight people have been killed after five suicide bombers attacked the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | 46 people killed in March ethnic clashes in Nigeria: police

At least 46 people were killed and almost 100 others wounded in clashes between rival ethnic groups in southwest Nigeria earlier this month, says police.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Top Africa Stories: Zim, DRC, Nigeria

There's an explanation for President Robert Mugabe's "scruffy" white shirt in Mauritius this week, and the ICC has jailed ex-DRC VP Jean-Pierre Bemba for a year for bribing witnesses.

- News24.com - ZA

Inside a Nigerian Hospital Fighting to Reduce Maternal Death Rate

Twenty-three-year-old Radiya Ahmed Rufai is about to deliver her first child. But she has developed pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy disorder that leads to a sharp rise in blood pressure. The doctors at Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital in the central Nigerian state of Kaduna are racing to prevent Rufai from falling into eclampsia ...

- Voice of America - US

Inside a Nigerian Hospital Fighting to Reduce Maternal Death Rate

Nigeria has one of the world’s worst rates of maternal mortality. 58,000 Nigerian women died from pregnancy complications in 2015. Health workers at a hospital in northern Kaduna state are trying to improve maternal health. Chika Oduah gives us an inside look at the hospital's maternity ward.

- Voice of America - US

Germany Deports Native-Born Terrorism Suspects, In A First

The two men were born in Germany but don't have citizenship; their families are from Algeria and Nigeria. German officials say it's the first time the government is taking such a step.

- NPR - US

Why victims and survivors of atrocities need a right to the truth

When heinous atrocities and human rights violations are committed, knowing the truth about what happened to the victims matters. In many conflicts raging around the world today, among them those in Syria, Yemen, and Nigeria, legal norms meant to protect civilians are being utterly disregarded, with brutal consequences for ...

- The Conversation - UK

Two German-born Africans to be deported

The men of Algerian and Nigerian descent were detained on suspicion of planning a terror attack.

- BBC - UK

“Massive scaling up urgently needed to tackle hunger crisis” says ICRC’s Director of Operations

News release | The ICRC is appealing for $400m to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria.

- ICRC - INT

Red Cross appeal seeks funds for 4 countries facing famine

GENEVA " The international Red Cross is appealing for $400 million to help millions of people facing famine or the risk of it in four conflict-ridden countries " Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria.The Geneva-based humanitarian...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Multiple bomb blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria

There were four explosions inside the camp,' the coordinator of the Muna camp Tijjani Lumani says

- The Hindu - IN

8 killed as suicide bombers target Nigerian city: Officials

Nigerian officials say at least eight people have been killed after five suicide bombers attacked the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

- FOX News - US

8 killed as suicide bombers target Nigerian city

Nigerian officials say at least eight people have been killed after five suicide bombers attacked the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

- FOX News - US

Geeks on a Plane Africa kicks off as 500 Startups eyes tech for the continent and beyond

500 Startups' frontier and emerging markets travel series ― Geeks on a Plane ― kicks off its first Africa tour this week. The 12-day trip will make stops in Nigeria , Ghana , and South Africa . “We've done about 10 investments in sub-Saharan Africa,” he said noting most of the startups ― such as Nigerian ...

- TechCrunch - US

In A First, Germany Deports Native-Born Terrorism Suspects

The two men were born in Germany but don't have citizenship; their families are from Algeria and Nigeria. German officials say it's the first time the government is taking such a step.

- NPR - US

World has just months to stop starvation in Yemen, Somalia: Red Cross

Red Cross says it needs $300-million to fund its work in Yemen, Somalia and other spots in South Sudan and Nigeria

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Inside a Nigerian Hospital Fighting to Reduce Maternal Death Rate

Across Nigeria, maternal health workers are trying to improve maternal mortality. But the figures are alarming: in 2015, there were an estimated 814 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization. About half of those deaths were caused by two conditions: uncontrolled bleeding ...

- Voice of America - US

Three killed as suicide blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria

Kano, Nigeria, Mar 22 - At least four suicide bomb blasts rocked a camp for migrants fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in restive northeastern Nigeria Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 20, officials said. The blasts triggered fires which burned down tents in the vast Muna camp on the outskirts of the city of

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Multiple bomb blasts rock Nigeria's Maiduguri

At least three people killed and 18 others wounded by explosions at a refugee camp in Maiduguri, officials say.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Nigerian Police: Blasts Kill 4, Injure 18

Multiple blasts at camps for people who have fled the Islamist militants Boko Haram killed four and injured 18 in the northeastern Nigeria city of Maiduguri, the state police commissioner said on Wednesday. The attacks were the latest in a series in the past week. In a video circulated on Friday, a man claiming to be Boko ...

- Voice of America - US

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