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Monica Mark

Monica Mark

    Baba Solja finds Burmese saviours
    Baba Solja finds Burmese saviours
    A few months before he was shot as an enemy soldier in its sweltering jungles, 16-year-old Nigerian Isaac Fadoyebo had never even heard of Burma. The...
    'I'm going to pidgin this up' - performer brings diverse voice of opera
    'I'm going to pidgin this up' - performer brings diverse voice of opera
    Mami Wata, Africa's answer to the mermaids and sirens sprinkled throughout folklore the world over, rises from the waters and sways to the...
    Niger Delta leeches threaten anarchy if their man loses
    Niger Delta leeches threaten anarchy if their man loses
    Reuben Wilson's militant days of stalking Nigeria's swamps in search of oil pipelines to blow up are well behind him.
    Battling Boko Haram and apathy
    Battling Boko Haram and apathy
    Since her escape, Rebecca Ishaku (18) has been haunted by nightmares of the moment Boko Haram militants stormed into her school in Chibok in...
    Ebola spirals out of control in West Africa
    Ebola spirals out of control in West Africa
    Almost $1-billion is needed to contain the Ebola epidemic raging across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which could infect up to 20 000 people...
    Ebola's latest victim - the economy
    Ebola's latest victim - the economy
    South Africa may have closed its borders to foreigners from Ebola-impacted countries, but few other impacts are being felt from the virus currently...
    Afrobeat returns to its roots
    Afrobeat returns to its roots
    Once upon a time, Lagos was the city where Afrobeat stars such as Fela Kuti and Fatai Rolling Dollar cast musical spells under tropical skies....
    Plans to contain Ebola ramped up
    Plans to contain Ebola ramped up
    Authorities across West Africa announced a series of measures this week aimed at stopping the spread of the Ebola virus, which reached a fourth...
    Uphill battle for Nigeria's ailing army
    Uphill battle for Nigeria's ailing army
    "We hear what people say about us, and it's not true. We're soldiers and we want to fight," the Nigerian corporal said, the exhaustion in his voice...
    Nigeria waits for its kidnapped girls: 'This is the worst kind of pain'
    Nigeria waits for its kidnapped girls: 'This is the worst kind of pain'
    Samuel Yaga was describing his missing daughter's dream of becoming a doctor when the air went from his lungs. One hundred days after Sarah was...
    Soyinka razor-sharp and defiant at 80
    Soyinka razor-sharp and defiant at 80
    The first African to receive a Nobel prize for literature in 1986, Wole Soyinka built his name on biting political satires. As he turned 80 this...
    Boko Haram ratchets up the stakes in Nigeria
    Boko Haram ratchets up the stakes in Nigeria
    Nigeria's military said it had broken up a Boko Haram cell that masterminded the kidnap of more than 200 girls in April, hours before a bomb blast...