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December 12, 2013
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has made a "speedy recovery" from illness in London and was well enough to attend an investor conference there, the presidency said on Friday.
An official says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is "indisposed" in London and doctors have advised he "rest for a few days" but his condition is not said to be serious.
It is now customary to see herbal medicine hawkers in the streets of big cities in Nigeria as traditional medicine remains a popular choice for ordinary Nigerians.
South Africa's Nelson Mandela remains "quite ill" and is unable to speak, using facial expressions to communicate as he receives intensive medical care at home, his former wife told Sunday media.
The much-anticipated partial solar eclipse arrived as promised on Sunday. People stopped what they were doing, cars ground to a halt as everyone took in the spectacle, gathering in open spaces where they could.
Rescuers have found the bodies of 92 migrants, most of them women and children, strewn across the Sahara desert in northern Niger after their vehicles broke down and they died of thirst, authorities said on Thursday.
Civil society organisations in West Africa need to be more fully implicated in anti-drugs campaigns in a region which faces new challenges on both drugs trafficking and consumption. Both the coastlines of West Africa and the vast swathes of desert in the interior are now belong used by drugs traffickers, who have long established transit routes. Most of the narcotics come from Latin America, arriving by boat or plane.
Around 7.3 million girls under the age of 18 give birth each year in developing countries, risking death and suffering that can only be addressed by changing social attitudes, a UN report said Wednesday.
Around 10 migrants from Niger have died of thirst and 50 are missing after one of the vehicles they were travelling in broke down in the Sahara, the governor of the Niger's northern region of Agadez said on Tuesday.
Bouar in the far west of the Central African Republic has been the scene of violent clashes in recent days between self-defence militias and the army.