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Major airlines give Kaduna airport a miss
Major airlines give Kaduna airport a miss
Nigeria’s capital has cut off by air since Wednesday because the Abuja airport will be closed for at least six weeks for repairs.
Boko Haram: 'Deradicalisation' is the only hope for the stolen when they're 'free'
Boko Haram: 'Deradicalisation' is the only hope for the stolen when they're 'free'
It was after the 10pm curfew on a mid-February Thursday evening in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's northeastern Borno state and birthplace of the...
'I was married to Boko Haram:' Life in the shadow of captivity
'I was married to Boko Haram:' Life in the shadow of captivity
Amina married her husband when she was 11. He was a foot soldier in Boko Haram, the jihadist group whose seven-year campaign of abduction, sexual...
​Libya, Nigeria may scupper oil price plan
​Libya, Nigeria may scupper oil price plan
NEWS ANALYSISThe political situation in Nigeria and Libya could determine whether major producers succeed in a plan to boost the price of oil...
Nigeria's lesbians to challenge Act that prohibits same-sex marriage
Nigeria's lesbians to challenge Act that prohibits same-sex marriage
Blackmail, excommunication, mob violence, torture and rape. These are the realities Nigeria’s lesbian and bisexual women face – and they have...
Black people most optimistic about SA, white people the most dissatisfied – study
Black people most optimistic about SA, white people the most dissatisfied – study
In a study conducted on public opinion on key issues in three African nations, the Pew Research Centre found that black people are the most...
Online ethno-religious conflicts in Nigeria mirror unsolved trauma offline
Online ethno-religious conflicts in Nigeria mirror unsolved trauma offline
The right of citizens to talk, to express opinions and to keep tabs on governance is an inherent aspect of any democratic culture. But conversation...
Tens of thousands of children may starve to death in Boko Haram-affected areas
Tens of thousands of children may starve to death in Boko Haram-affected areas
About 500 000 children in West Africa are likely to suffer from severe malnutrition this year as Nigeria’s Boko Haram...
Attacks have fallen, but Boko Haram’s new leader could signal a strategic shift
Attacks have fallen, but Boko Haram’s new leader could signal a strategic shift
TERRORISMDeep fissures have emerged in Boko Haram after Abu Musab al-Barnawi was appointed as the new leader of the group, replacing...
South Africa is Africa's largest economy (again). But what does it mean?
South Africa is Africa's largest economy (again). But what does it mean?
South Africa has toppled Nigeria and reclaimed its status as the largest economy in...
We need to act urgently about the health disaster in Nigeria’s Borno state
We need to act urgently about the health disaster in Nigeria’s Borno state
The health situation in Borno State in northeast Nigeria is critical. At least 500 000 people who are either displaced or cut off in enclaves...

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