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African nations unite for lifesaving training to tackle drowning epidemic

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Lifesavers and swimming experts from 14 African countries, united with the shared goal of saving lives from drowning, have travelled to Zanzibar where they will today (22 September) begin two weeks of intensive training with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).