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A food vendor prepares "jollof rice", a traditional meal often made using chicken, in the northern city of Kano
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Nigeria: Climate change is driving the cost of jollof rice

“I do not think anyone in Nigeria needs persuading of the need for urgent action on the environment. Desertification in the north, floods in ... the centre, pollution and erosion on the coast are enough evidence. For Nigeria, climate change is not about the perils of tomorrow, but what is happening today,” President Muhammadu Buhari said during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in October. And today means Nigerians are finding it increasingly hard to afford basic food items.

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Africa: ‘Clean energy solutions are woefully underfunded today’

When the power goes out in South Africa’s platinum mines—as it frequently does—emergency-response plans are activated to evacuate miners from the depths. And for every dark day in the mines, people above ground also suffer: businesses shutter their doors, refrigerators stop humming, health clinics go dark, access to financing gets tighter—all as the country’s power system struggles with ageing coal-fired power stations and rapidly rising energy demand.

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‘We killed the President!’

‘We killed the President!’

As the trial of the presumed assassins of Burkina Faso's Thomas Sankara opened in October, we take a look back at the destinies of eight African presidents who were all assassinated while on duty. Eight men, who ascended the top peak, but paid for it with their lives.

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