Teenage girls in northern Nigeria "open their minds" with robotics
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
Base jumpers find heaven in northern Italy
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.
Colourful hyacinth blooms blanket fields in northern France
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.
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Not a time for a new NBA || Inside Stuff
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.
In northern Nigeria, authorities use the COVID-19 crisis to ban informal Koranic schools
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.
Nigerian 'aphrodisiac' potions for a happy marriage
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.
Stolen Childhood: How toddlers learn to mine gold
A few kilometres from Minna, Northern Nigeria, miles of dug-out craters scatter the landscape.
Unidentified missing persons - Experts advocate FG's broad inquiry In Northern Nigeria
Unidentified missing persons - Experts advocate FG's broad inquiry In Northern Nigeria.