Remembering Nigeria’s Biafra war that many prefer to forget

The deaths of more than a million people in Nigeria as a result of the brutal civil war which ended exactly 50 years ago are a scar on the nation’s history. For most Nigerians, the war over the breakaway state of Biafra is generally regarded as an unfortunate episode best forgotten, but for the Igbo people who fought for secession, it remains a life-defining More...

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By Peoples Daily On Friday, December 13th, 2019
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Electoral violence and other threats to democracy in Africa

Paul Ejime By Paul Ejime The disturbing images of violent activities that saturated the social media space during the recent governorship polls in Nigeria’s central State of Kogi and the southern State of Bayelsa More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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Ayodhya verdict: The man who helped Lord Ram win

For more than a decade, he sat in musty courtrooms, representing a Hindu God in one of the country’s most contentious and deadly disputes. In court papers, Triloki Nath Pandey is described as the “next friend” More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, November 8th, 2019
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Egypt-Ethiopia row over River Nile dam

Egypt-Ethiopia row over River Nile dam Ethiopia is building the Grand Renaissance Dam, which when completed next year, will be Africa’s biggest hydroelectric power plant. Its construction began in 2011 on the More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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Behind the wheel of a hydrogen-powered car

It’s a question I couldn’t avoid as I drove across central England in a borrowed car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The Hyundai ix35 was fast, eerily quiet – they’ve installed a little electronic jingle More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, November 1st, 2019
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Karachi Biennale: Price of speaking out against police killings

Karachi Biennale It took only a matter of hours for the two plain-clothed men to arrive and demand Adeela Suleman close her exhibition. It took another two days for unnamed men to completely destroy it. Suleman More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
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The challenge of being disabled and green

Sam Little, a disabled green enthusiast from Aberdeenshire, shares how she builds eco-friendliness into her life even though it is often a less accessible option. I have low vision and a hearing impairment and I’m More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: What his death means for IS in Syria

The death of Islamic State (IS) group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a US military raid has been announced with great fanfare by President Donald Trump. Dr Lina Khatib, director of the Middle East programme at the More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, October 28th, 2019
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‘The selfie that revealed I was a stolen baby’

Another selfie, taken some years after the first, shows the striking similarity In April 1997 a woman dressed in a nurse’s uniform walked out of a Cape Town hospital carrying a three-day-old baby taken from the More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, October 25th, 2019
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Tensions highlight the importance of global trade

Pressure is mounting for the US and China to resolve their trade row Global trade used to be a slightly worthy topic – loved by economists and confined to the financial pages of newspapers. But recent high More...