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13 Feb
Chika Unigwe's polyphonic narrative tells the story of African sex workers in Europe, in their own words. In the award-winning "On Black Sisters Street", the action shifts between Nigeria and Belgium, between memory and reality and between sorrow and hope. Winner of the Nigeria Prize for Literature, Unigwe has been hailed as one of the most important African authors writing today. She tells us about finding inspiration in Antwerp's red-light district, about how the migratory flux benefits both Europe and Nigeria and why African literature is shifting to the mainstream after years at the margins.
29 Jul 2021
Seven years ago Cameroonian refugee Cyrille Tchatchet II was penniless and living on Britain’s streets. Now he is preparing to make history at the Tokyo Olympics as the first UK-based refugee Olympian, after being officially selected as weightlifter for the International Olympic Committee's refugee team.
24 Jul 2021
When the coronavirus forced circuses in Mexico to close last year, one family converted a warehouse in the suburbs of Mexico-City into a gym to keep practicing their performances and to offer acrobatics lessons to local children.
20 Mar 2021
As many in Europe dream of their upcoming summer vacations, we take a look at the varied responses to the EU’s proposal for a coronavirus passport. We also see how the British press is reacting to Brussels’ threat of banning exports of Covid-19 vaccines to the UK. We discover how certain fishing practices emit as much carbon as the global aviation industry and why this study could eventually be transformed into good news. Finally, we find out how a walrus got very, very lost.
22 Jun 2019
Woven intricately across his life, dreams, and passion, dotted around his peaks and nadirs, the family is everything for Alex Iwobi. His fondest memory of playing football at a tender age is going to the park with his dad. From having kickabouts with his father at parks, the 23-year-old is now playing at Africa’s biggest tournament with Nigeria.

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