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Nigeria faces mounting pressure to rescue girls abducted by Boko Haram 1,000 days ago | Reuters

CHIBOK, Nigeria/DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigeria is facing mounting pressure to find some 200 schoolgirls abducted 1,000 days ago in Boko Haram’s most infamous attack after the rescue of 24 girls raised hopes that they are alive.<p>Police disrupt a rally by the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, …

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More Nigerians are embracing electronic payments

Five years after Nigeria’s Central Bank (CBN) launched its Cash-less Nigeria project to reduce the amount of physical cash circulating in the economy, it is finally catching on.<p>Data from Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) showed a significant uptick in the use of Point of Sale (PoS) …

Nigerian governor: Aid groups profit from Boko Haram crisis

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Aid agencies including UNICEF are profiting from funds meant to help those fleeing Boko Haram's Islamic uprising and should …

Opinion: China's Africa policy deserves applause

The presence of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Africa appears to contradict China's policy of non-interference in the continent. But DW's …

Parents must play role in care of Nigeria's freed Chibok girls: campaigners | Reuters

CHIBOK, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The parents of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram in October after two and a half years in captivity must be involved in the Nigerian government’s efforts to care for the girls and reintegrate them into society, campaigners said on …

The five African elections to watch out for in 2017

Last year, a public survey of elections by the Pan-African research network Afrobarometer showed Africans distrusted national electoral commissions and the quality of their elections. Just over 40% of Africans in 36 countries believed that the last elections in their country were free and fair; 25% …

Nigeria Could Teach the West a Few Things

I went to Lagos as a tourist, felt quite safe and observed the constructive side of nationalism.<p>A trip is often defined by its surprises, so here are my biggest revelations from six days in Lagos, Nigeria.<p>Most of all, I found Lagos to be much safer than advertised. It is frequently described as one …

Gambia leader accuses West African bloc of declaring war | Reuters

BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh accused West African regional body ECOWAS of declaring war, after it said it was putting forces on alert in case he refused to step down at the end of his mandate this month.<p>FILE PHOTO Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh attends the plenary session of the …

Half of population in Central African Republic need aid: U.N. | Reuters

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half of the population in war-torn Central African Republic - more than two million people - need humanitarian aid despite progress in stabilizing the country since it plunged into chaos in 2013, a United Nations official said on Monday.<p>The country has …

Escaped Chibok girls overcome doubts and jealousy to attend university | Reuters

ABUJA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a colleague asked Margee Ensign to help her sister who had been snatched by Boko Haram from her school dormitory in Chibok and escaped, the president of the American University of Nigeria could not refuse.<p>Ensign decided to offer scholarships to girls who …

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Africa: U.S. Will Be 'Rogue' State If It Ditches Climate Accord - UN Envoy

File photo.<p>Marrakesh — The United States would become "a kind of rogue country" if it pulls out of an international agreement to combat global …

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Sorrel Soup Recipe

One of the healthiest and easiest comfort meals from Armenian cuisine: sorrel soup or aveluk soup, as we call it in Armenia.<p>Take a quick minute to …

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Almond, Dill and Sardine Bucatini

Fabio Trabocchi of Washington, D.C.'s Fiola proves that fish from a tin has much more potential than a tuna fish sandwich in this salty, savory …

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Demolitions of Lagos waterfront communities could leave 300,000 homeless: campaigners | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 300,000 people face eviction and could be left homeless as prime waterfront land in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, is cleared of shanty towns to make way for luxury redevelopment, campaigners said on Friday.<p>State-ordered demolitions and fighting …

New social network by Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji to pay top users

<b>(CNN) —</b> Love her or not, she's one of Africa's most famous news and gossip writers. Now she's hoping to take on Facebook with her very own social network, which she says hit 50,000 sign-ups on the first day.<p>Linda Ikeji, a former model from Lagos, Nigeria, says her social network, LIS (Linda Ikeji …

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Nigerians are developing a taste for coffee

Africa gave the world coffee: Historians believe it dates back to pre-15th century Ethiopia. But a confluence of factors—cost, a taste for tea honed by decades of British colonial rule—have made the beverage less than popular with a majority of Africans.<p>Nearly 10% of the world’s coffee still comes …

Letter from Africa: Why Nigerians need to learn their history

<b>In our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa looks at why it is a good idea for Nigeria to reintroduce history as a school subject - a move recently backed by the country's senate.</b><p>When I was growing up, one of the subjects I learnt in both primary and secondary school was history …

In pictures: Lagos photo festival on African identity

<b>This year's Lagos Photo Festival in Nigeria brings together well-known photographers and their take on identity in Africa:</b><p><b>Photos courtesy of Lagos Photo Festival, which continues until 22 November 2016.</b>

7 ways Brexit will be felt across Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> The reverberations from Britain's fateful choice extend far beyond Europe. The U.K. retains deep ties with many African states, and the turbulence is causing anxiety from the Johannesburg stock exchange to the battlefields of Somalia.<p>Where have all the flowers gone?<p>More than a third of the …

What does Brexit mean for Africa?

<b>The only certainty in all this is uncertainty. Uncertainty on the markets and uncertainty over the future of trade relations between the UK and Africa.</b><p>The most internationally traded African currency, the South African rand, is already having a bumpy ride in the wake of the UK's decision to leave …

Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe by Tasty

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2017 Africa Cup of Nations: Guinea-Bissau, Zimbabwe and Ghana qualify

<b>Guinea-Bissau reached an Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time in their history without kicking a ball on Sunday, as Zimbabwe and Ghana also qualified for Gabon 2017.</b><p>Kenya beat Guinea-Bissau's closest challengers Congo Brazzaville 2-1 in Group E to secure an historic qualification for the …