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14 Jan
The fighting between forces of the Ethiopian government and rebels from the Tigray region has had a devastating effect on the civilian population. The UN has warned of a "grave humanitarian situation."
19 Dec
Nine years after Timbuktu welcomed them as liberators, French troops are withdrawing from their final outpost in Mali's far north. There's no unruliness here, but also no cries of mission accomplished: the jihadist radicals who scattered when French-led forces intervened have long since morphed into a low-intensity insurgency with raids as far away as the far north of Benin. With the summer's chaos in Afghanistan still fresh in memories, when is the right time to end military intervention?
27 Nov
Storm Arwen brought with it snow, ice and wind gusts of almost 100 miles (160 kilometers) per hour. Police said one man was killed in Northern Ireland and another in Cumbria.
3 Aug
Teenage girls in Kano, a socially conservative Muslim city in northern Nigeria, are learning robotics, computing and other STEM subjects in an innovative project to "open their minds". In a part of the world where many girls are expected to marry young and their education is not prioritised, these girls are being supported in their endeavour to develop skills and independent thinking by their parents and even by a member of the local emir's traditional court
9 Jun 2021
Mount Brento, near Lake Garda in northern Italy, is one of the most well-known base jumping cliffs in the world, with its 1000 meter high wall almost completely overhanging in the first 400 meters and a large landing area. The “Becco dell’Aquila” exit point counts around 1000 jumps every year and receives thousands of jumpers from all across the world. The surrounding areas, with high mountains and vertical limestone walls, are considered a heaven for base jumping and wingsuiting.
28 Mar 2021
Hyacinths as far as the eye can see grow over dozens of hectares of land in the Finistere area of Brittany in France. Every spring, the horticultural company "Kaandorp" organises the "Flower Festival", and invites the public to come and discover its multicoloured fields, on the tip of La Torche in Finistere.
4 Jan 2021
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5 Sep 2020
On Inside Stuff this week, Matin Oloja talks about the new Northern faction of the NBA and why this is not the time to divide the house.
1 Sep 2020
Governors of 19 states across northern Nigeria ban informal Islamic madrassa schools where students are taught the Koran but have to beg on the streets. The students, most of them underaged, live in squalid and cramped accommodations which makes them more vulnerable to the virus. Kano habours the largest number of the around 10 million child beggars in the north, according to UNICEF. Their wanderings across the city for alms potentially aids the virus to spread, according to officials, which has prompted the officials to act despite several failed attempts to end the practice.
23 Jun 2019
Women who fear losing their husbands, want to ward off the second wife, or enrich time spent between the sheets, are secretly taking their chances with untested 'aphrodisiacs' in northern Nigeria.
27 May 2017
Northern governors sign deal with catholic mission over to reduce out-of-school children.
11 Apr 2017
Unidentified missing persons - Experts advocate FG's broad inquiry In Northern Nigeria.

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The EU has said it could withdraw financial aid from Burkina Faso and hit coup leaders with sanctions if "constitutional order" is not restored.
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The Pharaohs of Egypt claimed the enormous scalp of the Ivory Coast as they won their last 16 clash on spot kicks 5-4 in Douala on Wednesday evening. Eric Bailly missed the crucial spot kick for the Elephants while star man, Mohamed Salah converted to send his team through. The second game was almost a carbon-copy with no goals scored over 120 minutes between Mali and Equatorial Guinea. But it was the Northern Thunder who won 6-5 on penalties after Mali's, Falaye Sacko had his effort saved.
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On 27 January 2002, Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, witnessed one of the biggest disasters that have ever hit the state and country. 20 years after, the memory is still fresh. A continued blast at the military cantonment in Ikeja left many dead. The bulk of the victims did not die under the exploding shells. Most were hauled from canals into which they jumped or were driven - some still in their cars - by the huge crowds fleeing the shrapnel descending from the sky.
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