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Goethe-Institut Lagos issues call to save endangered Nigerian languages

Numerous indigenous languages in Nigeria are at risk of extinction. In a bid to preserve endangered languages in Nigeria, the Goethe-Institut Lagos has started a project called Vanishing Voices. The project aims to help preserve endangered languages, and the initiative should be replicated in different parts of Africa, where indigenous languages are at risk of dying out.

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Social media and the future of African media

The first edition of Social Media Week Lagos was held in 2013, making Nigeria the first African country to host the week-long event. Because Lagos is the commercial centre of the most populous African country, and with a population that is quickly embracing social media as part of its culture, it was the logical choice to host such an event. Since 2013, Social Media Week Lagos has focused on the role that technology plays in people’s lives.

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7 Civil Wars in Africa We Must Never Forget

Several conflicts have rocked various African countries over the years, leading to the death, injury and displacement of millions. There are current cases of political instability across the continent, with violence and unrest raging on in South Sudan, Burundi, and Somalia amongst other insecure countries. Against the backdrop of the unrest in these countries, we revisit seven civil wars in Africa, which we must never forget.