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News in West Africa

“It’s a profit-making venture”: Past experiences lead some Nigerians to question Covid-19 vaccine

By Caleb Okereke Lagos, Nigeria – Nigeria expects its first 100,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in February, according to Dr. Faisal Shuaib, head of the country’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency. Yet one of the last times Pfizer embarked on a mass administration of its drugs in Nigeria, it...

Photo essay: Schools reopen after ten months of lockdown in Ghana

Photographs and text by Misper Apawu On January 15, Ghanaian students went back to school after being locked out of the classrooms for ten months....

Nigeria’s cold storage facilities may not be ready for Pfizer vaccine...

By Nosmot Gbadamosi On January 6, Nigerian authorities announced that they expect to receive 100,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at the end of January...

Ten months of strike at Nigeria’s universities forces students to fend...

By Pelumi Salako When the Academic Staff Union of Universities of Nigeria (ASUU), the umbrella body for Nigerian lecturers, started a two-week strike in March...

Assault on a senatorial candidate highlights the dangers women politicians face...

By Dounard Bondo GBARPOLU COUNTY, Liberia – Liberia’s senatorial elections elections did not take place as planned on December 8 in Nomodatonau town, Gbapolu county,...

Encounters with Nigerian police: Oyekanmi’s story

Illustration by Ngadi Smart To honor the #EndSARS movement, Sahelien.com has solicited stories of encounters with Nigerian police, and commissioned artist Ngadi Smart to illustrate...

Guinea begins Covid-19 vaccination campaign despite low trust in government

By Youssouf Bah On Wednesday, Guinea became the first West African country to begin its Covid-19 vaccination campaign. It started with a 60-dose pilot trial...

The #ArewaMeToo movement endures

By Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu When pharmacist Khadijah Adamu logged into Twitter in February, 2019 to narrate the horrific physical abuse she survived at the hands...

Encounters with Nigerian police: Ayomide’s story

Illustration by Ngadi Smart To honor the #EndSARS movement, Sahelien.com has solicited stories of encounters with Nigerian police, and commissioned artist Ngadi Smart to illustrate...

Encounters with Nigerian police: Lanre’s story

Illustration by Ngadi Smart To honor the #EndSARS movement, Sahelien.com has solicited stories of encounters with Nigerian police, and commissioned artist Ngadi Smart to illustrate...

Senegal will launch its Covid-19 vaccination campaign by March 2021

By Elimane Ndao Senegal will launch its Covid-19 vaccination campaign by March 2021, according to Elhadj Mamadou Ndiaye, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health. "Senegal has...

#EndSARS is a rare moment of class solidarity in Nigeria

By Saratu Abiola The protest movement now known as #EndSARS began when the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian police shot a man...

First-time voters on Ghana’s democracy

Photographs and text by Misper Apawu Ghanaians went to the polls on December 7 to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections. Incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo...

U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson drafts TPS legislation for Cameroon

U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, a Democrat who represents Texas’s 30th congressional district, is in the early stages of drafting legislation for Temporary Protected...