Nigeria

LFW 2017: Androgynous Menswear Line From Nigeria Stuns With Colour And Gender Fluidity

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.02.2017 | UK Style

Fashion Scout, the international showcase that helps emerging designers to access a bigger platform, presented us with one of the most exciting menswe...

Nigerian ‘Witch Child’ Named Hope Starts School A Year After Being Left For Dead

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK

A starving child who was abandoned by his family amid suspicions of witchcraft has been pictured on his first day of school one year on. The tiny boy...

British Colonialism Means Being Gay Is Still Illegal In My Home Country

Bisi Alimi | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Bisi Alimi

Bisi Alimi is a Nigerian LGBT advocate and HIV activist. The first person to ever come out as gay on Nigerian television, Bisi fled Nigeria for the UK after an attempt on his life in 2007. Here he vlogs for The Huffington Post UK marking 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in Britain, and how it continues to be illegal in his home country.

Mr. America Wants To Be Alone - Let Him Be

Jide Rotilu | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Jide Rotilu

During the early period of the Obama presidency, there was a prevalent word that went around news cycles and administration officials; the word "unprecedented". The same word cannot mean the same today as it did in 2008. We cannot define this new America as simply unprecedented. This is a dangerously unprecedented America.

Creating Affordable Access To High-Quality Medical Equipment In Nigeria

Audrey Henkels | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech
Audrey Henkels

Oluwasoga, along with co-founders Genevieve Barnard, Joe McCord, and Opeyemi Ologun, launched MDaaS (Medical Devices as a Service) in early 2015. MDaaS provides a unique combination of high-quality refurbished medical equipment, diverse acquisition options, and maintenance and repair services to hospitals in Nigeria.

The Central African Republic And Its Legacies Of Abuse

Yasmin Khatun Dewan | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Yasmin Khatun Dewan

The French mission in the Central African Republic is over. The official ceremony marking its end took place earlier this week. I have been investigat...

The Refugee Crisis As Political Narcissism

Neil Durkin | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Neil Durkin

Such is the self-absorption of Britain with things that affect Britain, you could almost be forgiven for thinking the world's refugee crisis is largely about who comes to this country. It's all about Calais, isn't it?... The UK is just a bit player in the global drama - the tragedy - which has seen tens of millions of people forced out of their homes because of war and repression.

Source, Transit And Destination - The Journey Of Nigerian Slavery

Kevin Hyland OBE | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK
Kevin Hyland OBE

Using a silo approach to counter the crime of modern slavery is foolish. Slavery spans a journey - whether at source, in transit, or at destination, exploitation is extensive. Each part of the journey requires a unique, coordinated response and through the work I am developing, with a range of Nigerian agencies and organisations, this is something I am determined to see delivered.

Chibok Girl Kidnapped By Boko Haram Found Pregnant In Nigerian Forest

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK

The first of the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram has been found pregnant in Nigeria's Sambisa Forest, according to a relative. A total of 276 gir...

Open Letter to Nigerian Leader, President Buhari

Kanmi Iyanda | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK
Kanmi Iyanda

This letter was written by Nigerian journalist, Cheta Nwanze Dear President Buhari, On January 4, 2016, between 12 and 38 people were killed in Ude...

Why We Need to Work With Women to Prevent Violent Extremism

Baroness Anelay | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Anelay

To defeat extremism, we need women and girls to be empowered. And for women and girls to be empowered, we need to defeat extremism.

Chibok Girls: Two Years and Counting

Sarah Carson | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK
Sarah Carson

Today, hundreds of people are due to hold a march in the Nigerian capital of Abuja to demand the government do more to find the girls. As they march, we must all raise our voices, so that the Chibok girls are brought home safely, and all girls have the opportunity to go to school without the threat of violence.

8 Reasons Everyone's Forgotten The Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK

Footage has emerged appearing to show some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls alive - two years after they were abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Th...

Children Used as Suicide Bombers - The Latest Horrific Tactic of Boko Haram

Lily Caprani | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK
Lily Caprani

Since the time when the girls were taken from their school by armed militiamen, the impact of the conflict on children has grown dramatically. Over the past year, 44 children have been used as suicide bombers. In fact, the number of children used in suicide attacks has increased ten-fold over the last year and over 75% of the children involved in the attacks are girls. Nearly one out of every five suicide bombers is a child.

The Tragic 'Starving Witch Child' Has Made An Incredible Recovery

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

A starving child who was accused of witchcraft and abandoned by his family has made an astonishing recovery after being rescued by a humanitarian aid ...

It's Still Illegal to Be Gay in 76 Countries Around The World. What Can We Do To Help?

Philip Ellis | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Philip Ellis

If we look at the conversations happening around equality in 2016, much discussion abounds on the business case for being LGBT-friendly. There is rese...

Here's How Mobile Innovation Can Help End Poverty

Philip Ellis | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

The digital inclusion conversation isn't limited to emerging markets, says Cairns; there are 90 million people in Europe who don't have a bank account or any digital means of payment, rendering travel by train or plane virtually impossible.

Woman Who Helped Starving 'Witch Child' Reveals She Sold All She Owns To Tackle Problem

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK

This article contains images that some may find distressing The aid worker photographed giving water to a severely emaciated child "accused of bein...

Images Of This Starving Child 'Accused Of Witchcraft' Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

This article contains images that some may find distressing UPDATE: Woman Who Helped Starving 'Witch Child' Reveals She Sold All She Owns To Tackle...

Star power and social media alone can't fix crises

Eulette Ewart | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
Eulette Ewart

Many of us reading this are living in a country where there is freedom of the press and free speech. Two basic rights which, tragically, have been denied to millions around the world. So if media houses have this freedom, let's see them use it responsibly, without relying on a trending hashtag, or a sprinkle of stardust to make it part of their agenda. Let's not wait for #Darfur or #Dalori to trend before we hear stories like these on our news channels.

Crude Spoils: Nigeria's $3.3bn Tax Break for Big Oil Companies

Anders Dahlbeck | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Anders Dahlbeck

Three of the world's biggest oil and gas companies - Shell, Total and ENI - were granted an extraordinary series of tax breaks worth a staggering US$3.3billion in Nigeria, a country where millions of people live in extreme poverty.

#WhatWouldYouDo?

Simon O'Connell | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK
Simon O'Connell

For decades, Mercy Corps has worked with refugee and displaced populations, we know that building walls does not work. Europe's Schengen Agreement must remain in place and we must avoid the simplistic pretence that fences can be placed at our borders to preserve our economic well-being and security.

African Businesses Will Be Shut Out by Increased Schengen Border Restrictions

Memuna Forna | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK
Memuna Forna

Schengen in on life support and West African manufacturers should pay close attention. They are already convinced they won't be able to compete with the cheaper, better quality imports, which will be the inevitable result of a forthcoming EU/Africa free trade agreement. For most, exporting to Europe is a distant dream anyway. Increased border restrictions will make it even more unlikely.

Polio - Almost History

David Bull | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
David Bull

The hard-won battle to eradicate polio once and for all is within our grasp but we can't relax yet. We must, maintain and accelerate our efforts. So it is heartening to see Commonwealth countries, including the UK, coming together this weekend at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta to review the results achieved to date and call for renewed global support.

Jeremy Corbyn Economic Adviser Apologises For Nigerian Economist Tweet Amid Claims Of 'Racism'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s new economic adviser apologised this afternoon for suggesting George Osborne contacted “Nigerian economists” ahead of his fiscal...