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11 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka

YAOUNDE — Cameroon President Paul Biya has addressed his countrymen, saying tensions in the English-speaking regions that began more than a year ago have abated. Biya also congratulated his military for successfully curbing Boko Haram atrocities.

11 Feb 2018 description

Global efforts to end the use of child soldiers are still being gravely under-resourced by the international community.

On the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers (12 February 2018), Child Soldiers International is calling for UN member states and governments to put the issue of child recruitment back on the international agenda and provide the necessary resources to prevent the use of child soldiers and adequately assist those who return home.

11 Feb 2018 description

February 9, 2018 - Abuja, Nigeria - Global Affairs Canada

Canada champions sexual and reproductive health and rights for all women and girls globally, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable, to ensure they have access to the services and information they need to have control of their own bodies, lives and futures. Canada also believes that everyone should have equal access to health care, proper nutrition, education and humanitarian assistance.

11 Feb 2018 description
report ALIMA

DAKAR, February 8, 2018 - The medical NGO ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) began a rapid emergency response to an outbreak of Lassa fever, an acute viral hemorrhagic fever, in southern Nigeria in mid-January 2018. ALIMA is working alongside Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), as well as Federal and State health authorities.

10 Feb 2018 description

Abuja/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today facilitated the handover -- from the armed opposition to the Nigerian military -- of 10 women police officers and three university professors.

This operation in north-east Nigeria, with the ICRC acting as a neutral intermediary, was carried out at the request of the parties to the ongoing armed conflict.

"We are so pleased that these 13 people are free and will be able to see their families again," said Patrick Youssef, deputy regional director for Africa.

10 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

Moki Edwin Kindzeka

GAROUA, CAMEROON — Cameroon says its northern border with Nigeria and Chad and most of the Lake Chad basin face a food crisis because of desertification and the Boko Haram conflict that stopped farmers from doing their work.