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Nigerian traders angered by Ghana shop closures

15 September 2020 Nigerian traders in Ghana have accused local authorities of discrimination after many had their shops closed in the capital Accra.   They say it’s part of a trade war in the region that has seen foreign businessmen fighting for control over local retail with native Ghanaians since 2019. Since last year the Ghana Union of Traders Association has …

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What’s being done to keep learning going in northern Nigeria?

10 September 2020 In observance of the first-ever ‘International Day to Protect Education from Attack’ on 9 September, Al Jazeera’s The Stream is partnering with Witness to discuss a new documentary on the subject. Ahmad the Architect follows Ahmad Buba, a man on a mission to help his native Nigeria undo the harm caused by Boko Haram, an armed group …

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Videos of Nigerian wedding massacre, mass burials go viral amid call for end to ethnic violence

3 August 2020 Violence in the northwest Nigerian state of Kaduna escalated in July as reports of massacres and arson attacks emerged from villages in the region. The attacks, characterised by the government as “politically-motivated banditry”, have increased tensions between the Fulani and Atyap ethnic groups. Photos and videos of mass burials went viral on Nigerian social media networks as …

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Nigerian food prices rise during Ramadan

17 May 2020 The cost of some items has doubled, and prices are expected to stay high after the Muslim fasting month ends. Nigerians are complaining about rising food prices during Ramadan. The cost of some items has doubled, and they are expected to stay high after the Muslim fasting month ends. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris has been speaking with …

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Most Nigerians cannot afford to buy a house

11 May 2020 Al Jazeera reported today that the World Bank says Nigeria needs hundreds of billions of dollars to bridge its housing deficit. The report added that home ownership is at a mere 25%, and Nigerians are finding it harder to buy as incomes fall along with the price of oil, the country’s main earner. See further details in …

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COVID-19 crisis forces Nigeria’s wealthy to use local hospitals

22 April 2020 Doctors are reporting a sharp increase in the number of government officials and business leaders seeking treatment in local hospitals. The coronavirus global pandemic is driving Nigeria’s rich and powerful to local hospitals they have been avoiding for years. Doctors are reporting a sharp increase in the number of government officials and business leaders seeking treatment. Al …

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