Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic in West Africa, it is the country with the fastest population growth in the world.
The country is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups. Its terror organization Boko Haram dominates international news headlines. This page collates DW's latest content related to Nigeria.
Desertification resulting from climate change in North East Nigeria has considerably shrunk bodies of water in the region. One of them — Lake Chad — is a central fishing area. To further complicate matters, fishing is nearly impossible in what is left of the lake because of Boko Haram's decade long insurgency. As fishermen try to settle in new areas, tensions have arisen.
Education in Africa is not preparing students adequately for today’s job market. Scholars say it's too theoretical and lives little room for innovation. Young people with degrees are desperate for jobs. The #77 percent are now calling for an overhaul in the education system to fit in today’s needs.
The Gambian government cannot guarantee safety of Yahya Jammeh if he returns from exile +++ France meets G5 Sahel leaders to discuss spread of jihadist +++ Russia brokers ceasefire deal between Libya’s rival leaders +++ Opposition in Guinea Conakry intensifies election boycott move
Suspected Islamist militants kill 25 soldiers and wounded 6 others in an attack on an army post in Niger+++Ethiopia‘s need for electricity and the interest of other countries in exploiting the waters of the Nile River continue to remain an unresolved+++A year to Zambia’s general elections concerns are emerging over the funding of the polls.
Washington calls on the EU for more support over Iran – Keeping the skies safe during conflict – Austria’s new coalition – Segregated schools in Bosnia – Cyprus gang rape case – Nigerian prostitution in Europe – Traditional Greek boats threatened - French transport strikes boost carpooling
Africa has started 2020 battling extremism. Boko Haram assaults have killed several people in Nigeria. Meanwhile, attacks by al-Shabab in Kenya has left the East African nation on edge. At the heart of extremism are young, radicalized Africans. What is fueling the surge in attacks and what can be done to quell it? Listen to this show for some insights.