Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls reunited with their families+++ Nigeria controversy over measures to curb Zamfara kidnappings and banditry+++Ghana's Supreme Court delivers judgement on election petition
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On this week's Eco Africa, we find out about Cameroon's fight against invasive water plants, see how people are using electric fences to protect Kenya's forests and try recycling glass into hand-blown vases in Ghana.
Authorities in Zamfara state have declared a curfew and shut markets after violence erupted as the girls were reunited with their parents. Security forces opened fire after stones were thrown at government officials.
The COVID pandemic has hit Africa less severely than was initially feared. But the consequences of the crisis are huge: the economic slowdown has amplified social inequality, as limited access to vaccines dampens hopes.
Africans are responding to the chaos at the US Capitol with irony, sarcasm and humor. #Trump started trending on Twitter in places like Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya as the platform blocked the US president.
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