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Cameroun : 8 personnes ont perdu la vie sur un bateau

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Cameroun : 8 personnes ont perdu la vie sur un bateau

Un accident de bateau tôt lundi au Cameroun a coûté la vie à huit personnes, ont rapporté les médias locaux et les journalistes.

L’incident s’est produit dans le village de Bambalang situé dans la division Ngoketunjia de la région Nord-Ouest du pays.

Selon un journaliste du réseau de médias Equinox, Mimi Mefo, huit personnes se sont noyées dans le lac de Bambalang. Parmi eux, trois femmes enceintes, un adolescent et deux petites filles.

Les rapports indiquent que deux autres personnes impliquées dans l’accident ont été sauvées. On pense que de fortes pluies dans la région auraient pu être la cause.

Bambalang est un village situé dans la région Nord-Ouest du Cameroun. C’est l’un des quatre villages qui composent la sous-division centrale de Ndop et l’un des treize villages qui composent la division Ngoketunjia.

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Africa is ‘the most expensive country to send money’

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Africa is ‘the most expensive country to send money’

According to the World Bank last year Africa was the most expensive country to send money. The World Bank said South Africa remains the costliest, in its analysis of trends in remittance service costs.

In its recent report for the first quarter of 2018, the World Bank put forward that remitting from South Africa gained an average cost of 17.13%.

It costs an average of 9% to send $200 (£143) to sub-Saharan Africa as of the start of 2018, while the global average cost is 7%. Both fall short of the UN’s sustainable development goal of 3%.

“While remittances are growing, countries, institutions, and development agencies must continue to chip away at high costs of remitting so that families receive more of the money,” says World Bank report author Dilip Ratha.

The World Bank says $466bn was sent worldwide in 2017.

That’s a rise of 8.5% since 2016.

The report states that this was driven by economic growth in Europe, Russia and the US.

This year the body expects growth of at least 4%.

Nigeria and Egypt – are two of Africa’s most populated nations with large diasporas –and hence they are among the world’s top remittance recipients, totaling $22bn and $20bn respectively last year

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Sex abuse in South Sudan: Nepali peacekeeper accused

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Sex abuse in South Sudan: Nepali peacekeeper accused

Sex abuse in South Sudan: Nepali peacekeeper accused

In South Sudan, a Nepalese peacekeeper has been accused of sexually abusing a teenager in the latest allegation against a so-called blue helmet.

In a statement the UN said that on 13th of April “four teenagers were caught trying to enter the United Nations base in Aweil through the perimeter fence”.

“It was alleged that one of the teenage girls had been touched inappropriately by a member of the Nepalese contingent in exchange for money.”

While on the contrary according to media reports, the UN statement rejects that there is an allegation of rape.

The UN said that Nepali authorities will conduct an enquiry.

The UN peacekeepers’ task is to safeguard weak civilians in conflict zones but they have been hit by a raft of child sex abuse scandals across Africa.

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South Africa: school toilets are reviewed

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South Africa: school toilets are reviewed

An inspection is been carried out in all school says the South African government. Its goal is to eliminate the usage of pit latrines after the death of two school children who had fallen into such toilets.

President Cyril Ramaphosa wants to eradicate the pit toilets within the next few months.

A court in Limpopo, on Monday instructed a school to eliminate all its pit toilets however it refused to give financial assistance to the parents of the boy who lost his life by drowning in a toilet four years ago.

According to the Human Right groups the use of pit latrines is a violation of a child’s right to dignity and hence they have made a request to the government to urgently build safe facilities.

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