Africa 54

January 07, 2020 11:30 AM
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On this edition of Africa 54, a gunfight between Kenyan police and members of the al-Shabaab terrorist group leaves four civilians dead; A bomb blast in northeastern Nigeria kills at least 30 people, wounding many more; A Tanzanian court charges rights activist Tito Magoti with money laundering and other offenses after a four day detention.

A54 Health: East Africa has the highest rates of cervical cancer in the world, according to the World Health Organization. In October, Kenya launched a mass vaccination of girls against the human papillomavirus or HPV, which can lead to cervical cancer. For those who contracted HPV, the vaccine is being welcomed in hopes of protecting their children against cervical cancer.