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Selling Africa’s good news stories
Selling Africa’s good news stories
Anywhere in the world, freelance journalism is an extreme career choice. The job requires withstanding pitch rejections, ignored queries, stolen...
Hijabis face fear and ignorance
Hijabis face fear and ignorance
The debate about what Muslim women in Nigeria can put on their heads is getting more heated
Nigerian journalists released
Nigerian journalists released
Uthman Abubakar, the regional editor of Nigeria’s Daily Trust newspaper, was released from custody on Tuesday after he was detained by...
Nigerian newspaper offices raided, journalists detained
Nigerian newspaper offices raided, journalists detained
On Sunday, Nigerian soldiers raided the offices of the Daily Trust newspaper in both Abuja and Maiduguri, arresting two staffers after they...
What's behind the return of Boko Haram?
What's behind the return of Boko Haram?
Nigeria's Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State militant group, has intensified...
What Netflix’s involvement in Nigeria’s massive film industry really means
What Netflix’s involvement in Nigeria’s massive film industry really means
Global streaming service Netflix set its eyes a few years ago on Nigeria’s film industry, better known as Nollywood. Distribution of Nigerian...
The best of the M&G’s Africa coverage in 2018
The best of the M&G’s Africa coverage in 2018
The Mail & Guardian prides itself on in-depth, first-hand reporting on and from the African continent. This is a selection of the best stories...
Buhari denies clone rumours
Buhari denies clone rumours
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday denied a rumour floating...
Oby takes on Nigeria’s boys’ club
Oby takes on Nigeria’s boys’ club
Lagos — Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili shot to global prominence as co-founder and principal spokesperson for the #BringBackOurGirls movement. Her relentless activism helped to secure the release of the majority of the 276 Chibok girls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko...
Nigeria’s 2019 election: a two-horse race with uninspiring candidates
Nigeria’s 2019 election: a two-horse race with uninspiring candidates
Almost all of Nigeria’s 68 political parties have wrapped up their primaries and chosen candidates to stand in the country’s February 2019...
'Politicians have failed us': The despair of Nigeria's poor
'Politicians have failed us': The despair of Nigeria's poor
Lagos, Nigeria - Emita Dida, a widowed mother of six, has been living in "Monkey Village" for more than a decade.
Banyana on tough quest for glory
Banyana on tough quest for glory
Better scribes and quasi-philosophers have expounded on the idea of sport being a vehicle for our aspirations, an escape from a sometimes mundane...

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