Tag - nigeria



High blood pressure is the world’s single biggest indicator of death risk, yet it receives little attention and even less funding.
Jun 28, 2024
The world’s biggest killer that you never considered
One of the most dangerous health conditions, high blood pressure, could be tackled easily and cheaply across the globe. But it's getting less attention than other issues.
Young Kenyan students look at a computer monitor in Nairobi on Oct. 31, 2023.
Jun 19, 2024
From Swahili to Zulu, African techies develop AI language tools
Technology experts warn the lack of AI tools in African languages will lead to millions of people on the continent being excluded.
This untitled work was completed and installed in 1994 by a prominent Nigerian artist named Sunday Jack Akpan.
COMMUNITY / Voices / Black Eye
Jun 3, 2024
How a cache of African art found a home in western Tokyo
When I first encountered these statues, I was just minding my business headed for Tachikawa Station. I was struck dumb, paralyzed damn near mid-step.
Nigeriens gather in a street to protest against the U.S. military presence in Niamey, Niger, on April 13.
WORLD / Politics
May 30, 2024
'Act now' or Sahel crisis will be 'problem for the world': UNHCR
Military regimes in Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali have pushed out troops from France, the former colonial ruler, and are increasingly turning to Russia for support.
Yagana Yamani, 25, one of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped from their dormitory by Boko Haram Islamist militants in 2014, in her home in Chibok, Nigeria
WORLD / Society
Apr 12, 2024
A decade on, tragedy of Nigeria’s Chibok Girls endures outside the spotlight
Roughly 90 Chibok girls are still missing, and a third are believed to have died in captivity.
Cote d'Ivoire's Max-Alain Gradel lifts the trophy after the team's victory over Nigeria in Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday
Feb 12, 2024
Cote d'Ivoire edges Nigeria to win Africa Cup of Nations
Cote d'Ivoire displayed a never-say-die attitude on the way to a win over Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Nigeria's players watch their penalty shootout against England during their 2023 FIFA World Cup round-of-16 game in Brisbane on Monday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 8, 2023
Nigeria goes home with heads held high after agonizing exit
The Super Falcons created more than enough chances to beat European champion England in 120 minutes.
A woman walks on the bottom of a dried pond on a hot day in Mauharia, India, in May 2022.
Jul 29, 2023
Warming world 'brutalizes' women as heat waves deepen gender divide
The impacts of rising heat are disproportionately dangerous and costly to women — be it at home or on the job — according to a new report.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2023
No more plundering: Can Africa take control in green mineral rush?
Governments on the continent have increasingly restricted or banned mineral exports in recent years in a bid to boost processing and retain more of the gains.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2023
More women describe enduring forced abortions in Nigerian Army program
The accounts of two women, who said they met by chance at a wedding outside Nigeria, buttress the testimonies of more than 30 other women and girls who said they endured forced abortions.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 26, 2023
Nigerians vote for new president, braving long delays in hope of bringing change
Whoever wins faces a litany of crises, including Islamist insurgencies, shortages of cash, fuel and power.
Japan Times
Oct 25, 2022
Shunned digital currency looks for street credibility in Nigeria
The central bank's focus on the digital currency is creating confusion among many Nigerians, who fail to see the difference between the government-backed eNaira and cryptocurrencies.
Japan Times
Oct 14, 2022
New film explores Nigeria's pioneering Olympics football glory
The victory by that flock of Super Eagles — as the national team is known — was the first global soccer tournament won by an African team and was celebrated across the continent.
Japan Times
Sep 13, 2022
In Nigeria, finding value in waste recycling
Some entrepreneurs are working hard to tackle the rubbish mountain, despite the many challenges.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2022
Nigerian middle class heads for exit as problems mount in the country
Anecdotal evidence suggests that among the middle classes, emigration has spiked, fueled by a slumping currency, worsening insecurity, spiraling inflation and corruption.
Japan Times
Jul 27, 2022
Nigerians bask in Tobi Amusan's record-breaking athletic glory
The three main challengers in Nigeria's February presidential ballot hailed Amusan's success, as well as that of Ese Brume who won silver in the long jump.
Japan Times
Aug 2, 2021
Japan’s women’s basketball team drains 19 3-pointers in 102-83 win over Nigeria
The Akatsuki Five will now advance to the quarterfinals for the second consecutive Summer Olympics.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2021
Nigerian Olympic delegate is first hospitalized visitor with COVID-19, report says
The individual, a nonathlete in their 60s, reportedly tested positive on Thursday evening at the airport with mild symptoms but was hospitalized because of age and pre-existing conditions.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2021
Big tech crackdown could have unintended victims
Global efforts to rein in U.S.-based social media giants such as Twitter and Facebook Inc. risk restricting democratic freedoms.
Japan Times
Jun 17, 2021
Nigeria’s cratering economy threatens to spread poverty and violence
Policy missteps, entrenched corruption and an over-reliance on crude oil mean that a country that makes up a quarter of Africa's economy risks becoming its biggest problem.


Akiko Trush says her experience with the neurological disorder dystonia left her feeling like she wanted to chop her own hand off.
The neurological disorder that 'kills culture'