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Drugs and poverty blight Northern Nigeria
Unemployment, rampant abject poverty, and lack of education are fuelling drug use in Kano State.
Last updated: 09 Dec 2013 11:18 GMT
Spain and Holland set for showdown
World Cup draw pits Spain and Holland against each other in a repeat of the 2010 final as France escape lightly.
Last updated: 06 Dec 2013 18:44 GMT
World leaders react to the passing of Mandela
Global leaders sent through their condolences after the passing of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela.
Last updated: 06 Dec 2013 11:52 GMT
Trapped man survives sunken ship trauma
Divers find man alive in sunken tugboat three days after being trapped in freezing water without food.
Last updated: 04 Dec 2013 12:06 GMT
Waiting endlessly on Nigeria's death row
Human rights groups condemn the treatment of death row prisoners.
Last updated: 04 Dec 2013 07:05 GMT
Africans decry 'discrimination' in India
Murder of a Nigerian in Goa turns spotlight on African community, many of whom say they face unfair treatment.
Last updated: 02 Dec 2013 14:13 GMT
Nigeria's fight against AIDS
With 3.5 million infected, Nigeria has blended foreign funding with locally tailored strategies to fight HIV/AIDS.
Last updated: 01 Dec 2013 11:57 GMT
Nigeria extends military rule in northeast
Locals say state of emergency, meant to allow army to fight Boko Haram, is pointless and ruining the economy.
Last updated: 29 Nov 2013 09:45 GMT
CAR chaos brings terror
Warnings that armed groups are moving into Central African Republic amid security vacuum.
Last updated: 27 Nov 2013 18:07 GMT
Nigeria tackles growing drug problems
Experts say rising tide of drug abuse is linked to increase in poverty, and call for more efforts to aid rehabilitation.
Last updated: 26 Nov 2013 17:03 GMT
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