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Nigerian international cargo service launched by Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopia’s national airline has started an international cargo service in Nigeria’s south-eastern city of Enugu.

The BBC’s Abuja editor Naziru Mikailu cannot confirm that it’s the first ever, but says that this is an important development for an area well known for its international business connections.

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Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases

Human Wrongs Watch

By Baher Kamal*

ROME, 24 August 2016 (IPS) – “Every evening, millions of people all over the world will settle into their armchairs to watch some TV after a hard day at work. 1,825 more words

The Peoples

"Increasingly Complex Armed Conflicts Have 'Severe Impact' on Children"

Human Wrongs Watch

The impact on children of the collective failure to prevent and end conflict is severe, with regions in turmoil and violations against children intensifying in a number of conflicts, the senior UN envoy on the subject on 24 August 2016 said, stressing that this situation stems directly from an erosion of respect for international humanitarian and human rights law by conflict parties. 667 more words

The Peoples

Nonviolent Revolt in the Twenty-First Century

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert J. Burrowes*

DAYLESFORD, Australia, 25 August, 2016 – I sometimes wonder whether one of the ways in which ‘Amercian exceptionalism’ manifests is that many US scholars and others are unable to consider the contributions of those who are not from the USA. 2,353 more words

The Peoples

Youth Unemployment Set to Rise for First Time in Three Years

Human Wrongs Watch

With global youth unemployment expected to rise in 2016 for the first time in three years and the equally disturbing high levels of young people who work but still live in poverty, the UN labour agency 24 August 2016 called for greater efforts to achieve sustainable economic growth and decent work. 639 more words

The Peoples

Digging for Gold in the Desert

The world’s newest gold rush is under way in Mauritania.

It follows a government decision to allow people to search for gold in the desert.

BBC

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Nigeria banks banned from foreign currency deals

Nine Nigerian banks have been suspended from foreign currency trading for not paying money owed to the government, a central bank source has told the BBC. 83 more words

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