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Human Security

Hunger “deadlier than violence” in Boko Haram-hit north-east Nigeria

Hunger Living conditions for people uprooted by Boko Haram violence and seeking refuge in camps and towns across northeast Nigeria are more deadly than the conflict between the Islamist militants and the army, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said.

UNICEF says 75,000 children could die in Nigeria hunger crisis

Nigerian children face starvationFamine-like conditions in the former stronghold of Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria could kill 75,000 children over the next year if they do not receive aid, the United Nations children's agency said on Thursday.

Cairo car bomb wounds two

Two wounded in Cairo car bombA car bomb exploded in an eastern suburb of Cairo on Thursday evening, wounding two people, security sources said.

It was not clear who the bomb was targeting, but the sources said it was planted in a private car parked near the home of a senior interior ministry official and a prosecutor.

Egypt is facing an Islamist insurgency led by Islamic State's branch in North Sinai, where hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed. There have also been attacks in Cairo and other cities.

The country's top prosecutor was assassinated by a car bomb in June last year.

There was no official interior ministry comment. The state news agency MENA said bomb disposal experts had been dispatched to the Taggammo area of New Cairo, known for residential compounds and high-end shopping, after an explosion was heard.


Occupying schools, gunmen deny education to thousands of children in Central African Republic - U.N

A Chadian soldier in the CAR.Thousands of children in Central African Republic are being prevented from starting the academic year by armed groups which are occupying schools and installing barriers nearby, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

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