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In West Africa, a Nigerian community has cooking gas and electricity for the first time, thanks to a company that devised a way to use garbage for producing bio-gas.

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Cameroon-Nigeria border settlement faces tough development challenges

Cameroon-Nigeria border settlement faces tough development challenges | African News | Scoop.it
Twelve years after an international court of justice (ICJ) ruling demarcated the Cameroon-Nigeria border, the UN and the governments of both countries are making headway in physically laying down the border and helping develop the long-marginalised oil-rich Bakassi region. But while many positive lessons can be drawn from the Nigeria-Cameroon demarcation process, when it comes to development, there remains much work to do, according to Bakassi residents.
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Nigeria's yan daudu face persecution in religious revival

Nigeria's yan daudu  face persecution in religious revival | African News | Scoop.it
Once-tolerated, the 'men who dress like women' fear they are being driven underground
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Only just caught up with this story from June - yet another example of the un-nerving obsession the religious have with homosexuality .

 

A society which saw tolerance as a virtue is being infected with the "virtues" of intolerance and hatred.

 

Who wins? Who loses?

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Radio Amina and Aisha’s Song: Short Films Giving a Voice to Nigerian Girls

Radio Amina and Aisha’s Song: Short Films Giving a Voice to Nigerian Girls | African News | Scoop.it

Radio Amina and Aisha’s Song are two documentary-style short films produced by Grain Media, a London-based production company, as part of the Girl Effect campaign, a movement that states that the 250 million adolescent girls who live poverty are the most powerful force for change on the planet. Following that theme, Radio Amina and Aisha’s Songfocus on two young girls in Kano, the bustling metropolitan Northern Nigerian city. Both films give us glimpses into the lives of underprivileged girls living in the second largest city in Nigeria.

 

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Girls need to be heard.

 

And listened to.

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'Nigerian iTunes' dances to the mobile phone beat

'Nigerian iTunes' dances to the mobile phone beat | African News | Scoop.it
A new music startup is providing an easy away for Nigerian music fans to access their favorite songs.

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We Face Harassment in Kenya Because of [supporting] Raila Odinga - - Nigerians

We Face Harassment in Kenya Because of [supporting] Raila Odinga - - Nigerians | African News | Scoop.it
Nigerian businessmen in Kenya say the current wave of deportation and harassment of Nigerians in that country is because the Nigerian community in Kenya is believed to have supported Raila Odinga during the March elections.
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