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The movie industry in Sierra Leone has now begun to make headway, both locally and internationally, promoters and producers say.
“Beauty Curse” is the title of a new movie which is said to have hit Freetown by storm. It’s on the life of a former Sierra Leonean beauty queen, who shockingly died shortly after winning the crown.
By Peter Kahler/WADR News/Cape Town
The frosty diplomatic relations seen recently between Nigeria and South Africa have come to the fore at a conference on Africa’s future being held in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri has cried out against what it called a ‘sustained and persistent persecution of the Church in Borno State in Northeastern Nigeria.
Ten prominent Rulers from the Ibeno Community in Akwa Ibom, southern Nigeria have taken Exxon Mobil to court for allegedly spilling oil in the region for 11 years, demanding one trillion Naira or about US$6 billion in damages.
Authorities in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos has ordered the eviction of 788 striking doctors from their official residence, further deepening the crisis in the health sector.
Two top figures in Nigeria are being indicted for allegedly being involved in corrupt activities running into tens of millions of Naira.
The medical doctors’ strike in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos has created lots of controversy across the country.
Lead poisoning at artisanal gold mines in Nigeria’s northern state of Zamfara has caused the deaths of some 400 children since March 2010, said Human Rights Watch (HRW), ahead of a big international conference on the issue in Abuja on 9 May.
Nigeria has been under consistent attacks from suicide bombings and shootings carried out by the country’s Islamist militant group, Boko Haram Islamist sect in recent times, with no signs of a peaceful end to this theatre of violence any time soon.
Celebrations of the 2012 annual May Day or International Workers Day took place on Tuesday in countries across the sub-region, against the backdrop of a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) of a huge increase in joblessness amid the global economic crisis.