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Fed up with costly, dirty fuels, Nigerians switch to cleaner alternatives

Aug 23 2018

JENGRE, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Rhoda Tanko, preparing dishes of okra or egusi soup in her small shack was a daily ordeal spent battling the dizzying, toxic black fumes spewed out by her charcoal stove.

African cities pledge to cut climate emissions to zero by 2050

May 17 2018

LAGOS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africa is sometimes better known for its vulnerability to climate change than its action on the problem – but a set of African cities intend to change that.

Mudslide in Sierra Leone exposes dangers of Freetown's unchecked sprawl

Nov 01 2017

FREETOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Augustine Deen, a 31-year-old officer with the Sierra Leone Police Force, was on night duty at his post in Freetown, counting down the hours, when disaster struck.

'No more beatings': Sierra Leone's husband schools take on domestic violence

Oct 09 2017

BOMBALI, Sierra Leone (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jobless and jealous of his working wife, Brimah Kanu's short, fiery temper flared every time she paid their bills or put food on the table for their five children in northern Sierra Leone.

Pain and panic as northern Nigeria races to contain deadly meningitis outbreak

May 08 2017

ZAMFARA, Nigeria, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When six-year old Mohammed Waziga arrived at a health centre in northwest Nigeria complaining of joint pains and drowsiness, he was given an injection and sent home without any concerns.

Demolition of Lagos slum, defying court order, fuels fears of more evictions - activists

Mar 20 2017

LAGOS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The demolition of homes in a shanty town in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, in defiance of a court order, has left thousands of people homeless and raised eviction fears among a further 300,000 slum dwellers, residents and activists said on Monday.

Nigeria's spiraling herdsmen-farmer violence fuels fears of humanitarian crisis

Feb 13 2017

KAFANCHAN, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 60-year-old Ladi Habila heard gunshots ring around her village in Nigeria's Kaduna state on Christmas Eve, she cast aside the meal she had been preparing, and ran for her life.

Lagos development boom sparks fear that slum dwellers will be left homeless

Dec 21 2016

LAGOS, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Having fled as her home and shanty town in Lagos burned to the ground, Roseline Alphonse does not know if she will ever see her husband again, or where she and her children will call home.

Nigeria gets tough with marauding 'Sons of the Soil' in search of land to seize

Aug 24 2016

LAGOS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year before his wedding, Jude Egharevba was overjoyed when he bought a plot of land to build a house for him and his fiancee on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital.

Nigeria land disputes fuel surge in herdsmen violence

Jun 02 2016

BENUE, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Sarah Adaji's husband retired as a teacher two years ago, he kept himself busy tending to their farm, hoping to provide food for his family and make some money off the produce.

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