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  The UN on Friday acknowledged Washington’s decision to stop separating migrant families at the US-Mexico border but insisted that detaining children with their parents was not the solution. “Children should never be detained for reasons related to their or their parents’ migration status,” UN rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters in Geneva. “It …

Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said Saturday they had detected five fresh suspected cases of Ebola in the deadly outbreak afflicting the northwest of the country. Three new cases were recorded in the Bikoro area and two in Wangata, the national health ministry said in a statement. Both lie in the northwestern province …

  President Muhammadu Buhari has said that though his fellow politicians are currently preoccupied with the forthcoming general elections in 2019, he is more bothered about the need to provide security and revamp the economy. According to the Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity), Femi Adesina, this was part of the discussions Buhari …

Thousands of people began marching in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders facing trial on “rebellion” charges. Many chanted “Freedom for the political prisoners” as they massed on the Parallel Avenue, one of the city’s main streets, wearing yellow scarves, sweaters or jackets — the colour chosen to show …

The United States, France and Britain on Saturday launched a new bid at the United Nations to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just hours after firing military strikes against Syrian targets. The three allies circulated a joint draft resolution at the Security Council that also calls for unimpeded deliveries of humanitarian aid, enforcing a …

Hours after airstrikes by the U.S., Britain and France against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, pro-government supporters flooded the streets of Syria’s capital on Saturday to show their solidarity. Convoys of honking cars accompanied Syrian flags and victory signs in Damascus’ Omayyad Square immediately after the attack. Some residents waved the flags of regime allies …

By Chioma Obinna When John and Josephine Adigwe got married several years back, all they could think about at that time, was making babies. Today, Josephine is a mother of eight. Faced with the current economic challenges in the country, the meagre income of her husband, a carpenter, cannot meet the needs of the family. The …

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her hometown in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by the Taliban. Ms Yousafzai, who now lives in the UK, was shot in the head for campaigning for female education in 2012. Her family’s home region of Swat was once a militant …

By Oboh Agbonkhese & Suzan Edeh Bauchi—No fewer than 69 million Nigerians do not have access to safe drinking water especially in rural areas, the United Nation Children Fund, UNICEF, has said. Meanwhile, in commemoration of the World Water Day Wednesday in Lagos State, rights activists converged on Governor Ambode’s office, demanding an end to …

Nigeria has been ranked the 91 happiest nation of the world, and fifth in Africa in the 2018 World Happiness Report. The survey was released on Wednesday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) as part of the UN World Happiness Day- March 20. SDSN is part of the UN’s response to the outcome of …