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Cash or food?, Issue 32, 06 February 2006
When emergency strikes, the rich world sends food. But would it be better to send money? John Vidal explores a very topical controversy.
Girls head for school, Issue 32, 06 February 2006
They mix a traditional Quranic curriculum with English, maths, science and social studies – but Nigeria’s Islamiyya schools are proving a quiet revolution in bringing education to girls who would otherwise miss out. Malcolm Doney reports. Pictures by David Pratt.
Radio spreads the word, Issue 32, 06 February 2006
Family drama meets development education in Story, Story - an unexpected runaway BBC World Service Trust radio success in Nigeria, reports Kathy Watson.
Nigeria by numbers, Issue 32, 06 February 2006
One fifth of Africans live in Nigeria. The country has the second largest economy on the continent with annual GDP of $71 Billion.
Wind of change?, Issue 32, 06 February 2006
There is a ‘new breeze’ of reform blowing through Nigeria as women and young people work to rid the country of its reputation for misrule and corruption. Malcolm Doney reports.
A change is gonna come, Issue 32, 06 February 2006
A year ago, we asked on this page, “Is there a chance that 2005 could win its place in history as the year the world finally recognised – and acted upon – the scandal of poverty in (Africa)?” The answer is, yes.
International Health Service, Issue 32, 06 February 2006
The widely overlooked global crisis in unsafe abortions has received timely support with a £3 million grant from the UK government to reinforce women’s sexual and reproductive health services.
Livestock Guru cures cows, Issue 32, 06 February 2006
Researchers at the University of Reading have developed a multi-media programme for poor livestock farmers, based on a touch-sensitive computer screen which even those unable to read can use.
Post Tsunami reports, Issue 32, 06 February 2006
More than half of people who lost their jobs following the Asian tsunami are back to work and economies are fast returning to normal, according to a report by Oxfam International.
Girl talk unveils lives, Issue 32, 06 February 2006
Online video, writes James Hole, has brought together young women from a marginalized Islamic community in Accra, Ghana, and students from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School for Girls in London to explore their experience of gender and sex.