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News in West Africa

Nigerian graduates struggle for survival after finishing their degree

By Ahmad Adedimeji Amobi When Saadu Yusuf Olatunji graduated from the faculty of education at the University of Ilorin in 2012, he didn’t know he would end up his first-degree certificate wouldn’t play any part in getting him a job. Now 32, he says that had he known what he...

Nigeria’s vaccination campaign is hampered by ad hoc procurement and distribution...

By Ope Adetayo The Nigerian government plans to vaccinate 40 percent of the country’s population, an estimated 80 million people, before the end of 2021,...

Edtech is changing the learning experience for secondary school students in...

By Kemi Falodun The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted gaps and deficiencies in many sectors of society, but it has also revealed major opportunities for innovation....

Can the acquittals of Laurent Gbagbo and Blé Goudé bring lasting...

By Ahmed Coulibaly ABIDJAN —The International Criminal Court appeals chamber upheld the 2019 acquittals of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and his Minister of Youth...

Igangan ablaze: How Nigeria’s farmer-herder crisis is spinning out of control

By Pelumi Salako IGANGAN, Nigeria — On the day of his death, December 11th, 2020, Dr. Fatai Aborode rode on the back of a motorcycle...

Mauritania: A history of land slavery and forced displacement

By Houleye Thiam  Black Mauritanians have historically been stripped of their land ownership rights, most notably beginning in the 1980s when a new law provided...

Joe Biden’s renewed commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community provokes mixed reactions...

By Shade Mary-Ann Olaoye On February 4th, 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden renewed the United States’ commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community around the world by...

Senegal’s vaccination campaign works to overcome mistrust

By Aïda Dramé Nearly a year after the start of the pandemic, the development of vaccines in record time is perceived in Senegal as a...

Côte d’Ivoire: Legislative elections cause a spike in Covid-19 cases

By Ahmed Coulibaly Though the figures are a far cry from the rates in Europe and North America, the number of Covid-19 infections and deaths...

Healing from depression, “demons” and deliverances: The cost of mental healthcare...

By Ope Adetayo When Tukura John Daniel was a child, he noticed he was energetic in one moment and in the next, he was sad...

Researchers are digitizing Nigeria’s cultural heritage. But can they bring stolen...

By Nosmot Gbadamosi Last August, artist Emeka Ogboh received a call. The world was in the thick of unwavering Black Lives Matter protests that toppled...

Without new TPS protections, Biden’s immigration bill will exclude Black immigrants

By Joe Penney When 26-year-old Cameroonian asylum seeker Wilfred Tebah was reunited with his family in Columbus, Ohio, in early February, one of the first...

Gunmen kidnap 317 schoolgirls in Zamfara state, Nigeria

By Dounard Bondo Gunmen kidnapped 317 schoolgirls from the Government Girls School in Jangebe town, Zamfara state, in northern Nigeria overnight from Thursday to Friday....

“The compensation is abysmally poor”: Covid-19 doctors in Abuja reveal their...

By Isaac Abrak Doctors in Abuja, Nigeria, spoke to Sahelien.com about how the pandemic is affecting their lives. “It’s like you’re at war. Your family must...

Covid-19 burnout hits Nigeria’s health professionals

By Kemi Falodun When the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Nigeria, health professionals across the country braced for the task ahead. Doctor Tope...

Ivorian start-ups say they’re left out of the Covid-19 response fund

By Ahmed Coulibaly After the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Côte d'Ivoire in May 2020, the Ivorian authorities set up multiple funds to help...