Biafra and finding the Nigerian black box

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Prince Charles Dickson

The land of the rising sun…Biafrans, Igbos, the South, Federating units, restructuring…revenue formula are some of the words that are trending, there are hate speeches from all sides, the Jewish Rabbi Nnamdi Kanu having also been in the mix. And if I say that all this is the usual noise, I may only be naive, and if I say it is a serious matter, I would still need to be proved right or else I would been seen as naive.

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A Man Marries a Little Girl in Nigeria as Part of Culture

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Joseph Besong

In Africa culture plays a very big role in marriage, especially in the traditional setting. Some marriages still accept old traditions that look ancient and old fashioned.

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Women and child migrants raped, beaten and detained in Libyan ‘hellholes’

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Lin Taylor

Women and children making the dangerous journey to Europe to flee poverty and conflicts in Africa are being beaten, raped and starved in “living hellholes” in Libya, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

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On the run from Boko Haram, Nigeria’s lost children hope to find families again

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Kieran Guilbert

Running his fingers over the wide scars on his knee and thigh, 13-year-old Usman recalled the moment he thought he would die.

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IDP carnage and the raging sphere of insecurity in Nigeria

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Ogunniyi Abayomi

 

“War is war, the only good human is a dead one”

            George Orwell; Animal Farm.

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With crises set to worsen, what are aid groups’ priorities for 2017?

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Umberto Bacchi

After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging for aid agencies as they brace for the fallout from protracted conflicts and other escalating crises.

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