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Residents and church members gather at the main gate of the Synagogue Church of All Nations headquarters in Lagos to mourn the death of pastor TB Joshua. Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images

TB Joshua: the Pentecostalist, televangelist and philanthropist

Nigeria’s TB Joshua wasn’t just known for his evangelism and controversies. He was also a beloved philanthropist.
Olu Maintain’s hit song Yahooze is an ode to cybercrime. Joseph Okpako/Redferns/Getty Images

Nigerian hip hop lyrics put cybercrime in a good light

Poverty aside, cultural factors like the influence of hip hop songs may also play a role in making a life of cybercrime attractive to young people.
A lorry trailer carries the coffins of the victims of a munitions explosion in Brazzaville, the Congolese capital, in 2012. Junior D. Kannah/AFP via Getty Images

Stockpiling munitions carries risks. The basic steps that can stop catastrophic explosions

Data suggests that Africa as a whole suffers a relatively high rate of casualties at munition sites where there are unplanned explosions.

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