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Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and dozens injured by a suicide boimber at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande, in Britain's deadliest terror attack in 12 years. The authorities are treating it as a terrorist incident. French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his horror and consternation.
In Nigeria, a deeply religious country where many hold strong beliefs in spiritual powers, many expectant mothers prefer to give birth not in hospitals but in Christian prayer houses, where child delivery is not undertaken through standard medical practices but rather through prayers, fasting and the belief in miracles.
The prayer houses, which are mostly run by unskilled birth attendants, have a high death rate among those who attend them. Now authorities are introducing spiritual practices in hospitals in an effort to take spiritually-minded pregnant women away from the prayer houses. But the prayer houses are fighting hard to keep their clients.
Sam Olukoya reports from Calabar, in southeast Nigeria.
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