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Visually impaired Nigerians struggle to navigate coronavirus challenges

May 21 2020

LAGOS Lawal Adebimpe knows she must remain a safe distance from people to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria. But her blindness means she usually holds people to navigate her way around the heaving megacity of Lagos.

Style-conscious Africans turn compulsory masks into fashion accessories

May 15 2020

LAGOS Nigerian fashion designer Sefiya Diejomaoh likes to wear bright, bold clothes to match her personality. She believes a global pandemic should not get in the way of her sense of style. | Video

Nigerian comics fight COVID-19 with gags and slapstick slaps

May 11 2020

LAGOS Nigerian comedian Maryam Apaokagi has a sure-fire way of getting people to listen to her coronavirus health advice - she delivers it with a hard slap in the face. | Video

Africa's biggest city Lagos locks down to defend against coronavirus

Mar 31 2020

LAGOS Lagos, Africa's largest city of at least 20 million people, ground to a halt on Tuesday as it and the Nigerian capital Abuja entered a two-week lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus. | Video

Africa's megacity Lagos braces for two-week coronavirus lockdown

Mar 31 2020

LAGOS Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's announcement imposing a 14-day lockdown on sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city triggered a last-minute rush on Monday as people hurried to stock up on food and other supplies. | Video

Famously boisterous Nigerian mega-city Lagos adjusts to coronavirus lockdown

Mar 27 2020

LAGOS Fear of the coronavirus has induced an extraordinary calm in Lagos, Nigeria's famously boisterous mega-city where streets known for miles of gridlock have emptied of traffic and eateries serving takeaways are almost the only shops open.

Famously boisterous Nigerian mega-city Lagos adjusts to coronavirus lockdown

Mar 27 2020

LAGOS Fear of the coronavirus has induced an extraordinary calm in Lagos, Nigeria's famously boisterous mega-city where streets known for miles of gridlock have emptied of traffic and eateries serving takeaways are almost the only shops open.

Famously boisterous Nigerian mega-city Lagos adjusts to coronavirus lockdown

Mar 27 2020

LAGOS, March 27 Fear of the coronavirus has induced an extraordinary calm in Lagos, Nigeria's famously boisterous mega-city where streets known for miles of gridlock have emptied of traffic and eateries serving takeaways are almost the only shops open.

African churches swap holy water for hand sanitizer, crowds for videos

Mar 22 2020

NAIROBI/FREETOWN/LAGOS Hand sanitizer replaced holy water at Nairobi's Holy Family Basilica Catholic Church, and attendance was far lower than usual, but Sunday Mass went ahead.

UPDATE 1-African churches swap holy water for hand sanitiser, crowds for videos

Mar 22 2020

NAIROBI/FREETOWN/LAGOS, March 22 Hand sanitiser replaced holy water at Nairobi's Holy Family Basilica Catholic Church, and attendance was far lower than usual, but Sunday Mass went ahead. "God's intention is that we worship him in the church," preached Father David Kamumue to about 300 people, instead of his usual congregation of some 5,000. "Let us pray. May God keep us safe." In Kenya, where there have been seven confirmed cases of coronavirus, the government has imposed restrictions including closing schools and has urged people to practice social distancing as it tries to prevent the disease from spreading.

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