Nigeria

Ivorian immigrant in Tripoli: “We blacks are brutalized because of our skin colour”

 
Sub-Saharan African immigrants living in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, are greatly suffering from the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s government and the arrival of anti-Gaddafi forces. One illegal immigrant from the Ivory Coast told FRANCE 24 that opposition fighters attack every black person they come across, because they think they are mercenaries working for the former regime. Read his account…
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Attack on police highlights Nigeria's growing security problem

At least two people were killed in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja on Thursday, June 16, by a suicide car bomb targeting police headquarters. The attack was quickly claimed by Boko Haram, an Islamist group based in the country’s north-east. According to our Observer in Abuja, the attack is just one more incidence of violence in a city that is increasingly unstable. Read more...

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Nigerian city torn by post-election religious violence

 
Violent riots broke out in northern Nigeria the day after President Goodluck Jonathan was re-elected on Saturday, April 16, and went on for several days. Although police say the clashes were based on political divides rather than ethnic or religious tensions, our Observers in the violence-ridden city of Kaduna tell a very different story. Read more...

The permanent oil slick no one is talking about

Nigera is Africa’s main crude oil producer. It is also the country which counts the most oil spills in the world. The Niger Delta, once an ecological sanctuary, has become a no-fishing zone because of the slicks that permanently poison its waters. Read more...

Breaking news: not all Nigerians are terrorists

In response to the stifled terrorist attack by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on Friday, a couple of Nigerian student have posted what they call "the Nollywood re-enactment of Flight 253". The message behind the madness? Not all Nigerians are terrorists, despite what the hype might have you believe. Read more and see the clip...

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Islamic sect leader filmed in custody before his killing

This video shows Nigerian Islamist militant Mohammed Yusuf just before he was handed over to the police. Hours later, he died. The footage of the sect leader being interrogated by the army strongly implies that the he was not killed in battle, as initially reported by the authorities. Watch the video…

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Nigeria’s Robin Hood takes on the oil giants

The following video shows an oil depot in Lagos going up in flames on Sunday night after an attack by armed fighters from Nigeria's biggest militant group. Read more and see the footage...

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400 dead: "All violence in Nigeria is driven by economics"

Riots sparked by local elections have left around 400 people dead in the city of Jos, central Nigeria. While Western media blame the conflict on a rift between Christians and Muslims, one of our Nigerian Observers says it all boils down to economics. Read more...

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Hassan Nasrallah, superstar in Nigeria

These photos were taken during a Shia procession in the north of Nigeria last summer. Showing the glorification of Hezbollah and the Islamic revolution, the images suggest a shift towards the extreme in Islamic support in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more and see the photos...

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