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Monica Mark

Monica Mark

    Baba Solja finds Burmese saviours
    Baba Solja finds Burmese saviours
    As the world marks victory over Japan Day, a remarkable story is told of a Nigerian soldier rescued by Rohingya villagers.
    '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
    Nigerian Helen Parker-Jayne Isisbor's quest to champion her often-derided West African vernacular has spawned the first pidgin opera.
    Niger Delta leeches threaten anarchy if their man loses
    Niger Delta leeches threaten anarchy if their man loses
    Niger Delta insurgents say they're ready to take up arms again if President Goodluck Jonathan doesn't win Saturday's elections.
    Battling Boko Haram and apathy
    Battling Boko Haram and apathy
    Nigerian activists fight daily to ensure the issue of 219 kidnapped girls is not swept under the carpet.
    Ebola spirals out of control in West Africa
    Ebola spirals out of control in West Africa
    Ebola could become a major humanitarian crisis in countries currently affected, according to UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos.
    Ebola's latest victim - the economy
    Ebola's latest victim - the economy
    Sierra Leone's markets have crumbled under the widespread panic that has affected most of Africa.
    Afrobeat returns to its roots
    Afrobeat returns to its roots
    It was once West Africa's biggest musical export, and now Nigeria is home to a growing movement to revive big-band music with a political spirit.
    Plans to contain Ebola ramped up
    Plans to contain Ebola ramped up
    Hospitals have been quarantined and borders closed as West Africa attempts to contain the outbreak of the deadly virus.
    Uphill battle for Nigeria's ailing army
    Uphill battle for Nigeria's ailing army
    Many soldiers believe their officers are siphoning off funds and leaking intelligence to Boko Haram.
    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'
    Parents of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram describe their anguish, 100 days on.
    Soyinka razor-sharp and defiant at 80
    Soyinka razor-sharp and defiant at 80
    Nobel prizewinner hits out at 'Boko Haramism' of Nigerian culture and the banalisation of graft.