Nigeria: Tackling the Plight of Road Sweepers

1 day 12 hours ago
[Vanguard] One of the ways of keeping our urban roads clean is through the employment of daily road sweepers. These "highway managers" also help to control the indiscriminately-dumped wastes by our undisciplined road users to ensure they do not block the drains and worsen flooding.

South Africa: Evictions, Hunger and Heartbreak - It's Still a Hard Lockdown

2 days 5 hours ago
[Daily Maverick] South Africa went into a hard lockdown on Friday 27 March in the hope of blocking the spread of Covid-19. The lockdown was extended for two weeks, then the country started slowly opening up. Currently, at Level 3 of lockdown, coronavirus cases have spiked correlating with South Africans' dwindling appetite for following regulations. These reflections are part of a series by Young Maverick writers monitoring stay-at-home life in various neighbourhoods.
1 hour 50 minutes ago
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