Nigerians relive that most unforgettable of years called 2020
By Guardian Exclusive
01 January 2021 | 6:29 am
2020 has been a year of upheaval and crisis - one that was shaped by the coronavirus pandemic. But was it all gloom and mayhem? As we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021, here’s how some people felt about this unforgettable year.
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Boxing is rapidly gaining traction among young Nigerians — and female boxers have not been left behind. Sekinat Quadri, has her heart set on boxing professionally. She is only 11 years old but has bagged several bouts in different categories.
Climate change is having an immense impact on African countries and people need more information and awareness. That's the view of a leading climate activist from Kenya, who has her own climate podcast and spoke recently at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt. Abigael Kima has seen the effects of climate change on her home community in the west of Kenya and has now turned her attention to trying to change attitudes.
Nigeria’s House of Representatives’ Committee on Public Accounts has summoned the Managing Director of Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading over the ₦4 trillion debt owed by some international electricity customers since 2018.
Germany's potential to invest in Africa was trumpeted at the 2022 German-Africa business summit in Johannesburg. But German foreign direct investment on the continent is stagnant.
South Africa is seeing another wave of anti-immigrant protests driven by a new movement called Operation Dudula. DW’s Adrian Kriesch reports from one of the anti-migrant protests in the mining town of Rustenburg.
Data from Nigeria's Debt Management Office shows that the country's debt stock grew to 44 trillion naira as of September this year.
A global study shows that the belief in witchcraft is still alive and well among people in the 21st century.
The US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington this week is a chance for the US and countries in Africa to move closer to 'win-win' partnerships, analysts say.
Over the past few years, tens of thousands of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa have been expelled from Algeria into Niger. They are taken to the border between the two countries, an open desert, and must then cross 15km on foot to reach the village of Assamaka.
A majority of MPs in the National Assembly have voted against adopting a report that could have seen impeachment proceedings begin. Cyril Ramaphosa has been under pressure over cash found at his private farm.
Undocumented migrants who leave their countries in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region increasingly risking death as they near their destination in southern Africa. Many of them are young Ethiopians.
An experienced female Karateka is transforming the lives of young Nigerian girls. She brings them together for a competition that has become a major highlight of the karate calendar in Nigeria. In addition, the event advocates for an end to gender violence against women.
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