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Zimbabwe reports major rise in teen pregnancies during pandemic

Zimbabwe’s government this month reported a major increase in teenage pregnancies in January and February. Advocates are blaming the rise from previous years on coronavirus lockdowns and poverty. Zimbabwe’s government says nearly 5,000 teenage girls became pregnant in January and February and about 1,800 entered early marriages during the same …

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Africa urged to make own vaccines

  As African countries continue the fight against Covid-19, there is a need for governments to collaborate in the strengthening of capacities for the continent to start manufacturing its own vaccines. The plan can be achieved only if existing trade barriers are removed. Various experts who took part in discussions …

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Ease of doing business improved at Durban Port

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the progress made at the Durban Port following reports of congestion and backlog problems. Addressing media during a tour of inspection, President Ramaphosa said he has met with the local business people who raised concerns about the port’s inefficiencies. “They were complaining that their goods …

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Niger school blaze: Trapped children die in Niamey

IMAGE COPYRIGHTTCHIMA ILLA ISSOUFOU/BBCimage captionThe remains of desks are all that is left from the straw-hut classrooms At least 20 children have died after they became trapped in a fire at a school in Niger’s capital, Niamey. It started late on Tuesday afternoon when the children were in lessons, many …

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Man stabs Chief Imam

The police in Niger state has arrested Umar Jibril, popularly known as Ba’adama for stabbing the Chief Imam of Edati to death. The suspected allegedly stabbed his victim with an iron rod for allegedly having sex with his second wife. Confirming the arrest to newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, Adamu …

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