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UN Bakassi visit canceled amid threats

militants and pirates are allegedly prepared to confront the UN entourage if they visited/Photo/ReutersPirates and threats of terrorism in the Bakassi Peninsular has led to the suspension of a planned inspection of the area by a United Nations team.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 19:31

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Nigeria: Social media stirs sexual violence debate

Map of NigeriaNigerians have used social media to stir the world's conscience over a rape incident, but the next step is to turn the heated online debate into concrete positive social change

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 14:28

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Nigeria risks Europe, US cargo ban

UK airports begin screening all cargo from more than one view in 2012/Photo/reutersCargo from Nigeria to Europe and the United States will be banned if the West African country fails to meet the European Civil Aviation Commission (ECAC) deadline to switch from single to the dual view screening, ECAC has warned.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 December 2011 13:33

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Liberia under a Nobel Peace Laureate

President of Liberia, Elle Johnson Sirleaf/Photo/JANE HAHN/THE NEW YORK TIMES-REDUX-REAJust weeks after the cinema release of The Lady, a portrait of Burma's iconic opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, Hollywood directors could soon be turning their lens to another female political pioneer.  

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2011 17:48

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Ghana Chapter of Hillary Clinton’s AWEP initiative launched

Hillary Clinton initiated the programme to empower women entrepreneurs in Africa/Photo/ReutersThe Ghana Chapter of African Women's Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP), an initiative of US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has been launched in Accra to serve as a rallying point for women entrepreneurship and export trade.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2011 17:20

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Nigeria, US clash over gays

Map of NigeriaNigeria is set to be one of the countries that will be at the receiving of the United States policy seeking to punish countries that outlaw homosexuality by withholding aid.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 09:43

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