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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...
Caught in a diplomatic crossfire
Caught in a diplomatic crossfire
Earlier this year, I commit to doing a workshop and attending the premier literary festival in Northern Nigeria, the Kaduna Book and Arts Festival...
The shame of being a South African in the rest of Africa
The shame of being a South African in the rest of Africa
My first major story as a foreign correspondent was Egypt’s Arab Spring. I arrived in Tahrir Square in Cairo early on 2 February 2011, which is...
Discard the odd and publish in Africa
Discard the odd and publish in Africa
Last week I was invited as a panellist to the International Publishers’...
Death toll rises in Lagos school building collapse
Death toll rises in Lagos school building collapse
Another body has been recovered from the rubble of a building housing a school that collapsed in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, rescue workers said...
School children trapped as building collapses in Lagos
School children trapped as building collapses in Lagos
At least 10 children were among scores of people missing Wednesday after a four-storey building collapsed in Lagos, with rescuers trying to reach...
Why governing Lagos is Nigeria’s ultimate political prize
Why governing Lagos is Nigeria’s ultimate political prize
Welcome to Lagos, to the urban jungle. Historically, the city-state served as a major route for carting away slaves in the transatlantic slave...
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
In the biting cold of the early morning on July 23 2018, about 10 000 people in Nairobi’s Kibera slum watched in a sleepy haze as their homes and...
The bridge that binds Lagos together
The bridge that binds Lagos together
Lagos — At midnight on August 23, the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos was closed for three days to allow engineers to assess...
Cost of living spiralling in Joburg and Pretoria
Cost of living spiralling in Joburg and Pretoria
As anyone who has been to a supermarket lately knows, the cost of living in South Africa is rising dramatically. New research from the Economist...

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