Thousands of kids dying in northeast Nigeria, says survey
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Thousands of kids dying in northeast Nigeria, says survey

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of children have died of starvation and disease in Boko Haram-ravaged northeastern Nigeria, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday quoting a new survey that is forcing Nigerian officials to stop denying the crisis. The Paris-based organization hopes that official recognition of the calamity in which “thousands are dying” will help bring … Continue reading

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South African prosecutors drop case against finance minister
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South African prosecutors drop case against finance minister

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African prosecutors on Monday dropped fraud charges against the finance minister and two former tax officials, reversing a decision that was criticized by many South Africans and deepened concern about the country’s struggling economy and alleged government mismanagement. The turnaround came just two days before Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was due … Continue reading