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Protesters chant and sing solidarity songs as they barricade an expressway to protest against police brutality, at Magboro, Ogun state, Nigeria. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for an end to street protests in his country, as authorities in Nigeria’s commercial capital La(...)

A boy holds a banner during a protest against Nigerian rogue police, otherwise know as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), in Lagos, Nigeria. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye/EPA

The Nigerian army has been accused of shooting dead unarmed citizens who were protesting against police brutality, as demonstrations continue across t(...)

Stripe co-founder John Collison  pictured with Paystack co-founder and chief executive Shola Akinlade

Stripe is to buy Nigerian payments start-up Paystack for an undisclosed sum in its biggest acquisition to date. The company, founded by Limerick-born(...)

 A protester holds a placard at a demonstration against the Nigerian rogue police, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, in Ikeja in  Lagos. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye

Nigerians are continuing to protest against police brutality and rampant exploitation, days after President Muhammadu Buhari issued a directive saying(...)

Felix Lutalo stands outside his music store in the bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, holding a Westlife compilation he’s selling. Photograph: Sally Hayden.

From his small music store in the main bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, Felix Lutalo has provided the soundtrack to 27 years of his region’s life. I(...)

In January 2010, two Irish businessmen secured a 20-year contract to turn Nigeria’s vast gas reserves into power. But the government never built a pro(...)

Jollof rice with fried plantain

The first food I ever cooked was boiled long grain rice. It was to be eaten with obe ata or red pepper stew, colloquially know as red stew, which my a(...)

 Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters and supporters protest outside the US embassy in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Across the African continent, the killing of George Floyd in the US has prompted protests, but also debate about what a Black Lives Matter movement sh(...)

Densely populated regions will now come into line with the rest of the country. Photograph: Getty

Nigeria began easing restrictions on Monday in its capital Abuja and in the largest city Lagos, heralding the reopening of Africa’s biggest economy af(...)

A medical staffer watches from a tent at the Brescia hospital, northern Italy. Photograph: AP Photo/Luca Bruno

In the neverending war between humans and microbes, the smaller of those two combatants is perpetually probing for the weakest link. That could be a(...)

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