Residents of Makoko, a Nigerian “water” slum, fight for survival

 Authorities destroyed shacks, displacing hundreds, eight months ago. Of all Africa’s slums, Makoko in Nigeria known for its colour, canoes and poverty is one of the more unusual. It’s built on water. For generations the fishing community in Makoko built its homes over water. Makoko’s shacks on stilts are home to an estimated 250,000 people. […]

Scores killed in Nigeria

Fighting between Boko Haram group and troops in Baga town in Borno state in nation’s northeast leaves at least 185 dead. Fighting between Nigeria’s military and the armed group Boko Haram has left at least 185 people dead in a fishing community in Borno state in country’s northeast, officials said on Sunday. The fighting in Baga, which began on Friday, lasted for hours, […]