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Video: US commits $80 million emergency fund to Ethiopia, Sudan, Burkina Faso, others

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In this video, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations agencies in Rome, Cindy McCain revealed that $80 million in additional funding had been granted to bolster emergency & resilience programs in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Sudan, Burkina Faso, and the Sahel.

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

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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

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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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