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Sophie Bouillon
Border closure has mixed impact for Nigeria's economy
Border closure has mixed impact for Nigeria's economy
Two months ago, Nigeria slapped restrictions on cross-border trade with its neighbours, but there are mixed signals as to whether the controversial...
Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal
Nigerian migrants struggle to reintegrate after Libya ordeal
Emerging from her ordeal, Gloria considers herself "privileged". Last year, the 26-year-old left Nigeria with four other women, dreaming of a...
New look, old ways? Benin's leader and the authoritarian past
New look, old ways? Benin's leader and the authoritarian past
President Patrice Talon of Benin, a multi-millionaire businessman who dresses in sunglasses and sharp suits, presents himself as part of a new...
Nigeria counts cost of postponed presidential poll
Nigeria counts cost of postponed presidential poll
Nigerians on Sunday counted the cost of the last-minute postponement of presidential elections, with predictions the delay could lose the country...
Privatise Nigeria's oil industry? Easier said than done
Privatise Nigeria's oil industry? Easier said than done
A leading contender in Nigeria's presidential election next month has pledged to privatise the country's oil industry, but that's a promise that...
Nigeria's new minimum wage: Too much to ask?
Nigeria's new minimum wage: Too much to ask?
On the campaign trail for re-election in February, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari may have spoken too soon when he backed an initiative to...
MTN affair casts shadow over Nigeria's economy, say analysts
MTN affair casts shadow over Nigeria's economy, say analysts
Nigeria's decision to order South African telecoms giant MTN to repay billions of dollars that it had allegedly illegally repatriated over a period...
Behind Benin's cotton harvest, worries over 'monopoly'
Behind Benin's cotton harvest, worries over 'monopoly'
The sleepy town of Bohicon in southern-central Benin roars into life during the cotton harvest between January and March.
Child killed as anti-government protests rock Togo
Child killed as anti-government protests rock Togo
A child was killed and at least 25 people were injured on Wednesday in Togo as thousands held rival protests over the continued rule of President...