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[Nigeria Health Watch] Six months have passed, the journey is finally over! You have managed to exclusively breastfeed your baby as recommended by all the health experts and you're a hero! Now you can rest. Or so you think, until you suddenly realise that you now need to understand your baby's nutritional needs, now that they may not be exclusively breastfed. What complementary foods should a baby be weaned between the age of 6 months to two years? You may have no idea. This information should have been given during

[East African] The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) Summit ended in Nairobi on Thursday on a high note with private sector organisations, multinationals and donor agencies promising to raise $8 billion in the next 10 years in support of programmes promoting the sexual and reproductive health rights of women in poor countries.

[Nigeria Health Watch] "When you think of Borno State, what is the first thing that comes to mind?"

[The Herald] Open air concerts in the rainy season are a risk, as Alick Macheso or more precisely his concert organisers, discovered at the weekend.

[Observer] -- As organizers set ticket price from US$15, for economy class, US$25, for Standard and US$50 for VIP

[Nation] Tahir Butt is taking on a challenge that most adults, leave alone a sixteen-year-old, would be wary of. He is raising awareness and fundraising to support cancer treatment for children at Kenyatta National Hospital through a cultural concert.

[Nation] A programme that seeks to improve learning outcomes in mathematics in primary schools in four counties in marginalised areas has been stepped amid poor performance in the subject in national examinations.

[New Times] At least 214 girls have received scholarships from the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Rwanda Chapter, and MasterCard Foundation to study at INES-Ruhengeri in Musanze District.

[Nation] The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will train 68,490 teachers on new curriculum in December, Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia has said.

[Daily Maverick] The South African Airways strike has grounded most of its scheduled flights. Fasten your seatbelts folks, because turbulence is expected. And the final destination is unclear.

[Namibian] NEW infrastructure built at a cost of N$80 million in the Tsau //Khaeb (Sperrgebiet) National Park is aimed at improving access to the park in south-western Namibia and to assist in the management of the park.

[Daily Maverick] It is the government's duty to stare down Numsa at South African Airways if it stands any chance of tacking the massively costly inefficiency that is Eskom. Cyril Ramaphosa and Pravin Gordhan must re-assert their authority to govern, and win back the right to make decisions in the best interests of the whole economy, not just a conflicted and parasitic union elite. Anybody who wishes to govern this country must have iron in his spine and not be swayed by threats and strikes.

Salt crystalized by historic floodwaters poses a great threat to Venice's many wall paintings and frescoes. German art conservator Sven Taubert says good planning is key to preserving the historic works of art.

On November 15 every year, PEN International observes the Day of the Imprisoned Writer by highlighting five representative cases of authors who are persecuted for their work. Many more are on the association's radar.

On her way to Berlin, the Pussy Riot activist's boyfriend was arrested for an action in support of political prisoners. Alyokhina told DW about how the movement is attracting unlikely candidates, and revealed new plans.

[Premium Times] Nigerian troops deployed in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State have rescued women and children from Boko Haram captivity.

[New Zimbabwe] THE High Court in Bulawayo, Thursday ordered the Minister of Home Affairs and the police to pay Bulawayo based trans- woman and activist, Ricky Eugene Nathanson (53) $400 000 as compensation for her unlawful arrest in 2004.

[New Times] Journalists have been urged to be ethical while reporting on gender and children by not publishing stories that put children at risk, protecting their identity by not mentioning both their names or show their faces if they are victims of rape and obtaining consent of the person being interviewed or photographed.

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