UNICEF seeks fund to help 22-M African children

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JUBA, March 29 (PNA/Xinhua) — The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday that it appealed for about 255 million U.S. dollars to respond to immediate needs of 22 million children in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. In a statement, UNICEF said nearly 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of […]

Most HIV infections take place in Sub-Saharan Africa: report

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JOHANNESBURG — Most HIV infections in the past 12 months across the world took place in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to figures released on Wednesday. During the period, over two million more people have contracted HIV, bringing the number of people living with HIV to 35 million globally, says a report released by the Joint United […]

South Africa’s Economy Suffers As Union Plans New Strike

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CAPE TOWN, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) — South Africa’s economy is set to suffer further blows as thousands of workers at petrol stations plan to down tools to press their demand for higher wages. The National Union of Metalworkers South Africa (NUMSA) announced on Tuesday that a strike, scheduled for next Monday, will involve the “cheaply […]

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