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28 August 2016
Press Release
NAIROBI, Kenya, 28 August 2016. African, Japanese and other leaders at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), in Nairobi, agreed today on more international... Read more
17 August 2016
Dispatch
ABUJA, Nigeria – Naja’atu Idress is 15 years old. After graduating from primary school at age 10, she hawked for three years to support her parents. At age 13 a suitor was handpicked for her and she... Read more
8 August 2016
Dispatch
120 out of school girls in Ilaje community, Lagos State, benefited from «Expanding Access of Slum Dwelling Out-of-School Girls to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services”, a UNFPA... Read more
21 July 2016
Dispatch
Adolescents and teenages in Liberia lack information about their sexual and reproductive health © UNFPA Liberia  On 20 July 2016, UNFPA Liberia and the Government of Sweden  have signed an agreement... Read more
14 July 2016
Dispatch
Dialakoro is a sub-prefecture of Mandiana located in Upper Guinea between Kankan and Siguiri. The sub-prefecture of Dialakoro has 64,564 inhabitants, 9 health posts, 14 districts, and over 300... Read more
13 July 2016
Dispatch
Investing in African teenage girls to save Africa's future © UNFPA The people of West and Central Africa are young – nearly two-thirds haven’t yet celebrated their 24th birthday. This young... Read more
5 July 2016
Press Release
Mr. Mabingue Ngom, Regional Director of UNFPA West and Central Africa; Ambassador Mussie Hailu, Regional Director of URI-Africa and Representative of URI to the African Union and Mr. Serge Bounda,... Read more
28 June 2016
In the News
DIFFA, Niger/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee south-eastern Niger following an attack by Boko Haram militants in early June. UNFPA estimates some 3,000... Read more
17 June 2016
Dispatch
A class for youth with hearing disabilities in Burkina Faso. UNFPA has provided training on sexual and reproductive health to this and other schools in the country. ©UNFPA/Théodore Somda UNITED... Read more
16 June 2016
Dispatch
“In a community where I advocate for the abandonment of female genital mutilation (FGM), pregnant women are abandoned during childbirth. Hajiya (I never got to know her real name) was a victim. She... Read more

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