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News in West Africa

Nigeria’s best hope for peace is a president from the southeast. But can that...

By Pelumi Salako Nigeria is dealing with a lot right now: a surge in banditry, rampaging terrorist groups ISWAP and Boko Haram, farmer-herder conflict across the country’s hinterlands, and growing calls for secession across the south by a section of the Yorubas and the Igbos, or Biafrans, whose agitation for...

“A dirty game”: Agents and landlords exploit house seekers in Lagos

By Ope Adetayo Favour Irabor, a 22-year old university student, lives with her mother and siblings in a church facility in Mushin, one of the...

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

By Nosmot Gbadamosi At the G7 summit last week in Cornwall, southwest England, Western countries announced a plan to vaccinate the rest of the world...

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...