Connecting Africa to the rest of the world – Yinka Shonibare MBE
By Guardian TV
11 December 2016 | 3:27 pm
Anglo-Nigerian Yinka Shonibare, the artist behind the scaled-down replica of Lord Nelson's HMS Victory in Trafalgar Square and the famous Wind Sculpture series, reveals how it all began.
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One year later, Eti-Inyene Godwin Akpan, a photojournalist who went out to document the #ENDSARS protest of 20 October 2020, shares his story and encounter with Nigeria's secret police, the Department of State Services.
One year after security forces violently suppressed mass protests against police brutality and bad governance, Nigeria's continued to demand better policing and governance for its leaders. Under heavy police watch, dozens of protesters rallied in a procession of cars waving green and white national flags from windows at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos, the site of the crackdown on last year’s #EndSARS demonstrations while the big question persists, what has changed?
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