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Mon,20Nov2017

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Malnutrition costs Ghana economy $2, 6 billion annually

File photo©Matthew Abbott/AP/SIPAGhana loses $2, 6 billion annually due to problems associated with poor nutrition in children, a United Nations report has revealed.

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Pan African Parliament members in relocation drive over Jo'burg insecurity

Photo©Nasser Nasser/AP/SIPAMembers of the Pan African Parliament say violent attacks against them in South Africa are on the rise after that country's government withdrew certain security privileges.

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US bombing inflicts heavy losses on islamists in Libya

File photo©Gaia Anderson/AP/SIPAUnited States warplanes carried out a series of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) fighters in Libya's coastal city of Sirte, the latest salvo of a longer-term campaign by the West to combat the Islamist group's foothold in the North African country.

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South Africa: Police, army to patrol 650 election hotspots

Photo©Peter Dejong/AP/SIPASouth Africa's Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it has identified almost 650 election hotspots, which would be patrolled by the police and the army ahead of Wednesday's local government elections, which observers see as a litmus test for the ruling African National Congress.

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Health: Mosquito factory in China targets Zika, Malaria

A researcher releases male mosquitos on Shazai Island which has a field studio of Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan State University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease, the world's largest Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for more than one million deaths worldwide every year and Zika has become a concern for athletes at this year's Olympic Games.

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Nigeria pipeline attacks raise fresh tension in Delta

File photo©GEORGE OSODI/AP/SIPAMilitants attacked an oil pipeline outside the town of Odimodi in Nigeria's south over the weekend, as a rebel group cancelled a plan to declare the region an independent republic starting on Monday.

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Special voting begins in South Africa's local elections

Photo©Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAAll eyes will be on South Africa this week, as millions head to the polls in what many describe as the most crucial local government election since the end of apartheid.

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