Nigeria

Selma the Movie, UK Premiere. A Timely Arrival.

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Remarkably, this is the first biography about MLK made for the big screen. The film is about a very specific moment in the city of Selma, Alabama, when black civil rights activist Martin Luther King (MLK) life, had given his "I have a dream" speech and received the Nobel peace prize, but was still frustrated by the lack of genuine progress on civil rights.

WhatsApp VoIP: Will it Succeed in the Developing World?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

VoIP technology is actually now more than 20 years old and the initial boom in consumer wireline VoIP came more than 10 years ago. Wireless mobile VoIP has also been around for quite a number of years. The first consumer application was introduced in 2006. A long time ago in telecoms!

The Nigerian Problem: Politics and Religious Persecution

Olaiya Phillips | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK
Olaiya Phillips

The coldblooded murder of innocent civilians - no matter the nationality or circumstances - is always utterly appalling.

Scale Of Nigeria's Horror Laid Bare In Incredible Satellite Images

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

The sheer scale of a Nigerian terror group's most horrific and deadly attack yet has been laid bare in stark satellite images of homes, hospitals, sch...

Shoes and The News

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

I don't know how to handle the overwhelming heartache I feel when I read the news about the tragedies in Paris and Nigeria. All I know is to take it day by day by doing even the smallest thing I can to help humanity.

Homerton and Hebdo: Thoughts on Violence in and From the Margins

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK
Dan Smith OBE

It is one thing for some of the world's leaders to march for freedom of expression. Well done that they did so, even if some of them were being more than a little hypocritical. But freedom of expression should be used to help build a more just and fair world. Let millions march for that too.

Why Aren't World Leaders Linking Arms in Abuja? #BagaTogether

Eulette Ewart | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK
Eulette Ewart

The attacks in France last week were not just about the deaths of 17 civilians, it was also a direct assault on free speech. So yes, it makes sense that significant attention is paid here. But isn't there room for in-depth reporting on more than one important global news story?

Oil Giant Shell Humbled by Bodo Fishermen in UK Court Settlement

Peter Frankental | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
Peter Frankental

After decades of blaming anyone else for the ecological disaster in the Niger Delta, Shell has been forced to point the finger at itself. Why else would the company make an out-of-court settlement of £55million and admit to telling lies during the course of the legal process?

Can Changing How You Cook Save Your Life?

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Food is an intrinsic part of Nigerian culture and family life. Nonetheless, we must protect our mothers, our children, and our environment, from the harmful effects of household air pollution and inefficient fuels. This may mean a move away from the traditional firewood stoves that impart the traditional flavours that we all enjoy.

The African Islamic State

Olaiya Phillips | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Olaiya Phillips

This year I have watched from close quarters as a country has been torn apart. A militant Islamic group has successfully exploited an opportunity to carve out a sphere of influence in a riven nation. In a society divided by ethnic and - more prominently - religious loyalties, decades of tension between communities has manifested as sectarian violence.

Out Of Africa: Okunoren Twins

Bwoywonder | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bwoywonder

Okunoren, the brothers well recognised brand, has since set high standards on the direction menswear should take by providing supreme quality in presentation and product. Over 12 years later, the brand continues to hold the number 1 spot as the top menswear brand in Africa with a clientele base of celebrities and business magnates.

Partnerships of Hope - Remembering Joep Lange

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

We must honour his vision for universal healthcare and inclusive access to innovative financing for health by developing further partnerships that can enact real change. Every one of us within the global health community can set forth a ripple of hope through our actions, but together, we can become the current that Joep was, and change the very nature of global health.

Boko Haram Says It Won't Be Returning Schoolgirls, Who Have Been 'Married Off'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK

The leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any ceasefire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped s...

Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Finally Set To Be Freed...

The Huffington Post UK/ PA/AP | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

Nigeria's government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire which would reportedly see the return of hundreds o...

Where Did Our Money Go? Let Twitter Find Out!

Loren Treisman | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Tech
Loren Treisman

You may wonder how social media could possibly be used to improve access to critical services like healthcare in Africa, a continent where only 8.6% of the population are online. Activists in Nigeria are doing just that.

Nigerians Should Celebrate Great Writers Like Chimamanda on Independence Day

Jessica Onah | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jessica Onah

I met with Chimamanda at her London Hotel where she stayed during her visit for the London Premier of the film Half Of a Yellow Sun. With the author's time divided between the US and Lagos, I was lucky to catch her during her short stay in London.

Is GDP Cheating West Africa?

Claudia Delpero | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Claudia Delpero

The spectacular GDP growth recorded by some West African countries in the past 5 years is all of a sudden undermined by the spread of the Ebola virus. The epidemic has put under the spotlight the poor conditions of health systems in the region, but also the fragility of economic models measured only by Gross Domestic Product.

Confronting Collusion

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

Our involvement in war and arms must be confronted; we cannot continue to collude with criminals and must own up to the roles that we play. Too many have suffered and too many are suffering.

Another Islamist Group Just Declared A 'Caliphate'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK

Nigeria's Boko Haram have become the second Islamist militant group in just two months to declare a "caliphate", in a video message from its leader. ...

No Excuse for Gruesome Unlawful Killings by Nigeria's Military Forces

Tim Hancock | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
Tim Hancock

It goes without saying that the situation in north east Nigeria is perilous. Boko Haram and other armed groups have committed some of the most horrific crimes in recent years and have intensified their attacks this year. Residents of Bama - for example - have been living in constant fear of attacks by militant fighters. In February this year Boko Haram staged its most deadly assault on the town. Locals report that attack left almost 100 people dead and more than 200 injured. Improvised explosive devices and grenades were used to destroy huge swathes of the town.

Are Iraqi Christians Worth More Than Nigerian Christians?

Olaiya Phillips | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK
Olaiya Phillips

Why has the US not committed to airstrikes on Boko Haram like they have on the Islamic State? Surely the value of the hundreds of thousands of Christians in harm's way at the hands of Boko Haram, are just as important as the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians?

Ebola Victims Bodies Left To Rot In The Street As Outbreak Declared Worst Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK

Bodies of Ebola victims are being left in the street by terrified relatives who fear that keeping the bodies will mean they are contaminated, Liberia ...

South Korean University Bans Nigerian Students Over Ebola Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A university in South Korea has banned three Nigerian students it had invited to a conference from attending amid concerns about the highly contagious...

Man Tested For Ebola In Birmingham As Fears Grow Over Virus Spread

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

The British government views Ebola as a "very serious threat", Philip Hammond said today, as it emerged that man has been tested at a hospital in Birm...

After Killind Hundreds In Africa, Could Ebola Now Be Coming To The UK?

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

Fears are being raised that the worst ever outbreak of Ebola could spread to the UK after a man who flew from one of the affected countries - where th...