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‘Sex for grades’ culture in West African universities exposed
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Politics and Society ‘Sex for grades’ culture in West African universities exposed

A BBC documentary titled ‘Sex for Grades’ has exposed the extent of systematic sexual abuse against female students in West African universities. Although cases have been reported they are almost always dismissed due to lack of evidence causing an endemic that has left students vulnerable and unprotected.

Nigerian neurosurgeon Dr. Olawale Sulaiman is performing free surgeries at personal expense
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Africans rising Nigerian neurosurgeon Dr. Olawale Sulaiman is performing free surgeries at personal expense

Nigerian professor of neurosurgery and spinal surgery, Dr. Olawale Sulaiman divides his time between the US and Nigeria to provide affordable and often free healthcare in his home country. The surgeon even negotiated a 25% pay cut with his employer in exchange for longer holidays to Nigeria to facilitate his philanthropy.

Climate victims: Grand-Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination is washing away
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Politics and Society Climate victims: Grand-Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination is washing away

For the past decades rising sea levels and coastal erosion have threatened the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people across West Africa. The sea has swallowed the coastline of Grand-Lahou’s old town at a pace of 1-to-2 meters a year to the extent that only one habitable village remains partially intact.

Alioune Diop University in Senegal wins the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
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Arts and Culture Alioune Diop University in Senegal wins the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

The five winners of the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture who will share US$ 1 million between them includes Alioune Diop University Teaching and Research Unit, in Bambey, Senegal. The Award is given to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning practices, historic preservation and landscape architecture