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Climate Change

Dogged by massive floods, Nigeria ramps up actions to tackle climate crisis

National report predicted 27 of Nigeria’s 36 states were at substantial risk of flooding in 2021.
Mr. Ajao at a local ceremony with some Ekpoma residents. Right is Dr. Okhilua.
Peace and Security

Effective community policing in Nigerian town could be a model for other places

Police commander Olubayo Ajao is a folk hero to residents in Ekpoma, mid-west Nigeria
An image of Digital Fingerprinting.
Economic Development

African countries embracing biometrics, digital IDs

New digital technologies have enabled countries to leapfrog outdated tools and progress to modern innovations.
Secretary General welcomes release of school boys.
Peace and Security

The Secretary-General welcomes the release of some of the abducted children in Nigeria

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Nigeria
Chief Superintendent Catherine Ekwutosi Ugorji.
Peace and Security

UN Woman Police Officer of the Year Award 2020 runner-up: Chief Superintendent Catherine Ugorji

“Through both her words and actions, United Nations Police Officer Ugorji exemplifies the best of United Nations policing.”
UN News
Roseline Stephen Agwai, from Nigeria, serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Women in Peacekeeping

“Female peacekeepers inspire women and girls”

— Major Roseline Stephen Agwai, from Nigeria, serving in the DRC
General Assembly

Africa helping to shape the world

— Prof. Tajjani Muhammad-Bande, incoming president of the UN General Assembly

Slippery justice for victims of oil spills

Nigerian villagers lose lawsuit against an oil giant

Nigeria’s film industry: a potential gold mine?

With more than a million people, Nollywood is the country’s second largest employer

African schools keep an eye on the prize

Meeting the target for universal primary education
Sustainable development

Africa’s vanishing Lake Chad

Action needed to counter an “ecological catastrophe”

Bid to end subsidy stirs protest in Nigeria

Unrest highlights problems of mismanagement and corruption
Cover Story

Africa fights the ‘people trade’

Scourge of human trafficking ensnares hundreds of thousand

Seeking the ‘shoots’ of economic recovery

Uncertainty over when African growth will revive

Africa begins to tap crisis funds

Fears that deeper global reforms will drag out

African AIDS battle at a crossroads

Progress in a few countries, but huge effort remains

What the World Summit means for Africa

Commitments on aid, debt relief and MDGs are reaffirmed
Health Campaign