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How Pele’s 1969 visit reshaped Nigerian football

In 1969, with a civil war raging, global football's biggest star arrived in Benin City as part of a visit that would change Nigerian football forever. Those involved still remember the occasion vividly. "It was all about Pele. Before

How a young musician captured the music of Rwanda

The singer, songwriter and producer Michael Makembe has compiled an audio library with almost 1,000 recordings of people singing, clapping and playing traditional instruments In a studio in Kigali, Rwanda, Michael Makembe sits down

I am going back to Ukraine to study

Meandering through the bustling traffic in Nigeria's main city, Lagos, Oyewumi Azeez Olawale makes his way to a visa appointment. Just a year ago, the Nigerian medical student was scrambling to find safe passage out of Ukraine after the

Meet Cambridge University’s youngest black professor

Diagnosed with autism and global development delay in his early years, Jason Arday was unable to speak until he was 11 years old and could not read or write until he was 18. Now aged 37, he is about to become the youngest black person ever

The mission to save the biggest frog on earth

When Cedrick Fogwan had his first encounter with the goliath frog he was impressed by its mighty proportions. Growing to the size of a cat, it's the world's largest living frog. Almost like holding a (human) baby, he says, having

Fernanda Pineda: We counted 150 murders

Fernanda Pineda photographs young people finding ways to express themselves and avoid gang warfare in one of the country’s most violent cities Rhianna is an Afro-Colombian who lives in one of the most violent places in Colombia: Quibdó.