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News in West Africa

African countries want to manufacture Covid-19 vaccines. G7 nations’ patent protections are blocking the...

By Nosmot Gbadamosi At the G7 summit last week in Cornwall, southwest England, Western countries stated announced a plan to vaccinate the rest of the world that will rely on donations from richer countries. G7 nations pledged 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses, but 11 billion are needed. Vaccine campaigners say the...

Nigeria’s security has broken down. Will secession fix it?

By Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu KAURE, Nigeria — On April 26th, 2021, Boko Haram terrorists invaded Kaure town in Niger state, killing scores of people, kidnapping...

“Not all men,” but Nigerian women continue to feel unsafe

By Shade Mary-Ann Olaoye On May 30th, 2020, while dealing with the unforeseen consequences of the global pandemic, Nigerian women came together to mourn the...

Why is the Casamance crisis at a standstill after 40 years?

By Aïda Dramé Since 1981, southern Senegal’s Casamance region of has been stuck in the grip of what is often called a "low-intensity" conflict between...

Ghanaian women fight stereotypes, excel in sports

Photographs and text by Misper Apawu Women still encounter various forms of stereotypes wherever they find themselves, and sports is no exception. The 11 amazing...

The Buhari administration’s anti-poverty schemes aren’t working

By Olakunle Ologunro Two years ago, Foluke Akinosho*, a 63-year-old petty trader who sells food provisions in the Mushin area of Lagos, Nigeria, received a...

Haitian immigrants to the U.S. suffer from Biden administration policies

By Damilola Banjo In December 2019, a Haitian father and his three-year-old daughter arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas to claim asylum. Department of...

Is TikTok a safe space for queer Nigerian content creators?

By Mariam Sule When Harry Itie created a TikTok account, he was looking to escape from the noise on other social media platforms. “I used...

Nigerians struggle to eke out a living in the U.S.

By Damilola Banjo At 55, Monsumola Adeniran should be planning her retirement. She had built a flourishing textile business and lived an upper middle-class life,...

Niger state armed vigilante groups to fight insecurity. Will it work?

By Hauwa Shaffii Nuhu LAPAI TOWN, Nigeria — On January 17th, 2021, at around 2 am, gunmen suspected to be members of a yet unidentified...

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...

Digital archives immortalize West African culinary and political history

By Kay Ugwuede The seeds that blossomed into Ozoz Sokoh’s FeastAfrique, a digital archive and library of West African culinary history, were several: past experiences...

Adji Sarr and Ousmane Sonko, or rape culture at its zenith

By Aïda Dramé What country is this when at night, the law of the strongest strikes? These mythical lyrics of Michel Berger keep repeating in...

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...