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UNICEF: One million children die the day they are born

One million children die on the day they are born every year, with another 1.6 million unable to survive past the first month, the UN's children's agency said in a new report.

Newborns in Pakistan, Central African Republic (CAR) and Afghanistan have the least chance of survival, according to the UNICEF report launched on Tuesday.

Nigerian court releases 475 Boko Haram suspects

Nearly 500 Boko Haram suspects have been released by a Nigerian court citing a lack of evidence, with some detainees held for years without charge The 475 suspects will be returned to their home states for "proper rehabilitation" before being sent back to their families, a justice ministry statement said on Sunday.

Yesilcam overtakes Hollywood and Bollywood in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia - It used to be Hollywood. Then it became Bollywood. Now Yesilcam, as Turkey calls its film industry, has taken over silver screens in Somalia.Turkish soap operas have gained so much popularity that some people have set up makeshift cinemas while others have started businesses of translating the films.

Political crisis in South Africa: President Jacob Zuma told to step down

South Africa’s ruling party says parliament could elect a new president on Thursday if President Jacob Zuma leaves office.

Jackson Mthembu, a senior official in the African National Congress, said the party wants to resolve the country’s leadership turmoil as soon as possible.

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