Every day, thousands of people move to the Nigerian city of Lagos. Many of them come from rural areas in the hope of finding work and a better life. But the swelling population is putting the city under intense pressure.
Against the backdrop of the UN’s Global Compact on Migration, the mayor of one African capital says local leadership must play a key role. It’s time to listen to mayors, says Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr.
In Africa, where some women believe that lighter skin enhances their beauty, skin bleaching products tend to sell well. When Rwanda’s president set about to confiscate them, the reaction got ugly online.
In Nigeria's Niger Delta, gas flares are killing crops, polluting water and damaging human health. The Nigerian government has promised to tackle the problem — but new data shows flaring has even gone up.
Dozens of Nigerian football enthusiasts who were victims of a scam have run out of money to buy tickets home from Russia. The Nigerian ambassador has slammed them after they sought his help.
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