Category Archives: Medical And health

Nigerian Government Ban on Imported Furniture Boosts Local Industry

ABJUA – Cane weaving is a Nigerian art that is decades old, but the demand for imported furniture had left many involved in the craft struggling. However, a government ban on furniture imports imposed this year is boosting sales of …

Under Pressure, IS Militants in Somalia Look to Ethiopia

Islamic State militants in Somalia say they will release jihadist materials in Amharic � a step unmistakably aimed at winning recruits in restive, neighboring Ethiopia.

The announcement came in the form of a three-minute video released last month by pro-Islamic …

Nigerian Sheikh Abruptly Returns Home from Medical Trip to India

WASHINGTON – Controversial cleric Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky returned home to Nigeria after a brief trip to India, where he had sought medical treatment after four years in detention.

The news came as a surprise to supporters who had celebrated his …

Child Soldiers and Deaths Surge in Mali as Violence Worsens

DAKAR – The number of children forced to join armed groups in Mali has doubled since last year amid worsening jihadist and ethnic violence, the United Nations said Tuesday.

In the first six months of 2019, the U.N. children’s agency, …