Friday, October 19, 2018

Video - Modern methods increase production Nigeria fabric dye industry

In central Nigeria, a fabric-dyeing culture has endured for more than 5-hundred years. To keep their businesses going, many have come up with more modern methods to dye fabric, while remaining true to the original process.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Video - Family mourns the death of kidnapped Nigerian aidworker

The family and colleagues of a Nigerian aid worker who was killed by her kidnappers mourned her death on Tuesday as the Red Cross said it had refused to pay a ransom for her release. The International Committee of the Red Cross identified the health worker as 24-year-old midwife Hauwa Mohammed Liman, who worked in a hospital supported by the Geneva-based aid agency.

Video - Nigeria new initiatives helps farmers bypass banks to go directly to investors

A new initiative is helping farmers in Nigeria increase crop yields and connect with investors through a technology that combines peer-to-peer lending with a stream of videos and photographs of the type typically seen in crowdfunding campaigns.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Video - Kidnapped aid worker killed by islamic militants

A kidnapped Red Cross health worker has been killed in Nigeria. Hauwa Liman was among 3 aid workers who were kidnapped by an Islamic state affiliated group a few months ago. She is the second aid worker in the group to be murdered. The clock is now ticking on the fate of the other worker. The trio were kidnapped following an attack in the Nigerian town of Rann. The group also still has the remaining Dapchi schoolgirl in their custody, and have vowed to keep her as a slave for life.

Video - Nigeria's techprenuers aim to create a talent pool to dominate the global scene

A tech revolution is brewing across Africa. Young software developers are making a name for themselves, breaking new ground. In Nigeria, one start-up is creating a pool of talent, aiming to take over the global tech space.