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Africa / Middle East

Nairobi, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Non transmissible diseases are responsible for most of the deaths in Kenya, stated today the Health secretary of the cabinet, Sicilia Kariuki.

Kabul, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The death toll rose to 29 as a result of the suicide attack perpetrated today by the Islamic State near a Shiite shrine in this capital, confirmed the Afghan Ministry of Health.

Addis Ababa, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 40 African countries signed an agreement today establishing the African Free Trade Area (Afcfta), confirmed the African Union (AU).

Abuja, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Unofficial sources reported here that the armed group Boko Haram today released most of the 110 girls the extreme militants kidnapped on February 19 at a  Government Girls’ Science and Technical College in the city of Dapchi, in the eastern state of Yobe.

Addis Ababa, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Today''s agenda is to adopt the Agreement that establishes the Free Trade Area, noted Paul Kagame, the African Union president (AU), at the opening session of the tenth extraordinary session of the AU Assembly in Rwanda.

Pretoria, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The South African town of Durban was elected as the city with the best life quality of this country, in an international survey which placed it over the rich Johannesburg and the glamorous Cape Town.

Baghdad, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Iraq has accepted Turkish military operations on the common border against the anti-Ankara Kurds, it was reported here today.

Rome, mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) warned today that the mass death of cattle due to intense drought threatens livelihoods and food security in Somalia.

Paris, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) French people are expectant today due to the arrest of former President Nicolas Sarkozy, who had to testify before justice, as part of an investigation into alleged illegal financing of his election campaign in 2007.

Addis Abeba, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Politicians and businessmen participating in the extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) in Rwanda reaffirmed their support to the African Continental Area of Free Trade (Afcfta), while waiting for the official launching of the historic agreement.

Abuja, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) The Center for Disease Control of Nigeria reported today that 119 lives have been claimed by the recent outbreak of Lassa fever in this country.