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Burkina faso welcome the release of 4 hostages by French special forces.

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Residents of Ouagadougou have welcomed news of the raid of the French special forces in northern Burkina Faso on Saturday. The raid led to the release of four hostages.

Burkina Faso has been experiencing growing insecurity for months. And for these Ouagadougou residents the development must promote a broader partnership.

Given the scale of attacks on the country, residents urged fellow citizens to rally behind the security forces.

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“The situation is only getting worse by the day. We have been attacks here and there, we no longer understand anything. It has become like anarchy. I therefore call on the population to show solidarity and help the security forces to fight this scourge”, another resident said.

The raid on Friday May 10, led to the death of two French soldiers. The four hostages who were released, included two French, a South Korean and an American.

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Nigeria: President Buhari Signs 2019 Appropriation Bill

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the nation’s 2019 appropriation bill into law.

The assent of the President will officially make the bill become law and signal the commencement of the 2019 fiscal budget.

The signing of the bill had in attendance, Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo, Udoma, the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters, Ita Enang.

Others are the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari and Minister of Finance, Boss Mustapha.

-Sahara Reporters.

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WHO: Algeria, Argentina Free of Deadly Malaria

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Algeria where the malaria parasite was first discovered in humans become the third African country to eliminate one of the world’s leading killer disease.

The World Health Organization (WHO)’s regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, said Algeria – the nation where malaria was discovered – is officially free of malaria, making it the third African country to eliminate one of the world’s leading killer diseases.

With no recorded cases of malaria in three consecutive years, Argentina was also declared malaria-free – the second country in the Americas after Paraguay in 45 years to wipe out the disease, which kills more than 400,000 people a year.

“Malaria parasite was first discovered in humans almost a century and a half ago in Algeria, and that was a significant milestone in responding to the disease.” 

Moeti in his statement added that “Now Algeria has shown the rest of Africa that malaria can be beaten through country leadership, bold action, sound investment and science. The rest of the continent can learn from this experience.”

Although WHO has declared 38 countries malaria-free since 1955, the fight against malaria has stalled as malaria-carrying mosquitoes have become resistant to drugs and insecticides in bednets that protect people from being bitten while sleeping.

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