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Video: Over 22 million at risk of starvation in Horn of Africa as drought persists



The United Nations has continued its alarm over the possibility of over 22 million people falling into starvation in countries in the Horn of Africa as an unending drought continues to ravage the region.

This video retrieved from Reuters shows a deeper insight into the region in the continent

“Horn of Africa” is a general phrase that describes countries in the Eastern part of Africa. Countries like Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia amongst others fall in the category.

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Strike continues as Nigeria’s Labour Minister, Chris Ngige, walks out of meeting with striking lecturers



Nigeria’s minister for Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, walks out of a meeting with stakeholders in a gathering to resolve the eight months and counting strike action by Nigeria’s Academic Staff of University Union, ASUU,

University lecturers have been at loggerhead with the Federal government of Nigeria over the full implementation of a 2009 agreement (PDF) during the reign of late ex-president Umaru Yar’ Adua.

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Video: Protesters vandalize French embassy in Burkina Faso as reactions trail coup



Unrest has continued in Burkina Faso’s capital city, Quagadougou following a coup that ousted Lieutenant-Colonel on Friday, protesters on Saturday hit the French embassy and vandalise its building in the troubled West African.

The Friday coup was led by one of his trusted allies, Captain Ibrahim Traore, eight months after he had overthrown the democratically elected President Roch Kabore in January and there has fear of a counter coup as shootings eusued at the capital on Saturday.

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