VOA 60 of 22 March 2021 ~ #REUTERS:


At least 60 civilians were killed on Sunday in a series of attacks on villages in western Niger near the Malian border, six days after attacks in the same area that left 66 dead. In Congo Brazzaville, the death this morning of the opponent Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas, brought an unforeseen note to the presidential election where outgoing president Denis Sassou Nguesso is betting on a re-election in the first round. Today March 22 is World Water Day. In Nigeria, nearly 27 million children, or 29% of the country’s children, have insufficient access to water to cover their daily needs, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund. 86% of Nigerians do not have access to quality water. Mauritania has announced that it has resumed diplomatic relations with Qatar, which had been broken off for four years following a crisis between Doha and its neighbors. Nouakchott had cut all relations with Qatar, accusing his Gulf partner of “supporting” terrorism.


Source: Reuters-VOA.


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