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Tuesday 25th of September 2018 03:18 PM

Category: Africa

South Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

Probashbangla24 online Desk : A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthesia on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency’s prestigious Nansen award. Evan Atar Adaha’s Maban hospital in the South Sudanese town of Bunj serves more than 144,000 refugees from Blue Nile state…

Nelson Mandela statue unveiled at UN headquarters

Probashbangla24 online Desk : A statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled at the UN headquarters on Monday to honour the South African President’s 100th birth anniversary. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at the ceremony that Mandela “embodied the highest values of the United Nations — peace, forgiveness, compassion and human dignity”, Xinhua news agency reported. His…

Floods in north Nigeria claims 32 lives

Probashbangla24 online Desk : The death toll from floods in Jigawa state of north Nigeria has risen to 32 after the state government registered 11 deaths on Friday. Aminu Usman, the state commissioner for works and transport, told reporters in Dutse, the state capital that 11 people died between Tuesday and Friday in Auyo, Kaugama, Malam…

South Africa’s Supreme Court has legalized the private use of marijuana

Probashbangla24 online Desk : South Africa’s top court unanimously legalized the private use of cannabis on Tuesday, upholding a lower court’s decision ruling that it was ‘unconstitutional and therefore invalid’ to criminalize the drug, BBC reports. The decision allows adults to consume cannabis in private and grow marijuana for private consumption, reports time.com. ‘It will not…

Sudan gets new government as PM keeps finance

Probashbangla24 online Desk : Sudan’s new 21-member cabinet was sworn in on Saturday, with Prime Minister Moutaz Mousa Abdallah also assuming the finance portfolio in a bid to revive the country’s ailing economy. Sudan has been grappling with an acute foreign exchange shortage and inflation above 65 percent for several months, prompting President Omar al- Bashir…

Nigerian Finance Minister Adeosun resigns over forgery claims

Probashbangla24 online Desk : Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday accepted the resignation of Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun, who said she stepped down over allegations of using a forged certificate to avoid participation in the country’s mandatory one-year national youth service scheme. Adeosun, a top cabinet member and a former investment banker who promoted the government’s…

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