monica-mark

Article image
US tycoon helps Chibok pupils back into the classroom
Inaction and fading global interest in plight of those who escaped Boko Haram spurred Robert F Smith to support local efforts with offer to pay for schooling

Monica Mark

17, Nov, 2015 @4:58 PM

Article image
Champion runner hopes Liberia's marathon will get the country back on track | Monica Mark
At the height of the Ebola crisis, marathon runner Joy Kollie fell ill with malaria and typhoid. Now, as she prepares for a race that is symptomatic of Liberia’s recovery, she has spoken out against the stigma surrounding the disease

Monica Mark

06, Nov, 2015 @4:33 PM

Article image
Equatorial Guinea: sixth-least visited country sets sights on tourism
Publication of first English-language guidebook shows one of Africa’s most closed countries has much to offer

Monica Mark

03, Nov, 2015 @5:51 PM

Article image
Ghana's top undercover journalist masters disguise to expose corruption
Judiciary rattled by documentary containing secret footage of 34 judges accepting bribes in exchange for passing lower sentences

Monica Mark West Africa correspondent

24, Sep, 2015 @7:00 AM

100 days of Buhari: what do Nigerians really think of their new president?
An anti-corruption fighter or ‘Baba go-slow’? Lagosians stand divided on the opposition leader who clinched a historic victory in April

BattaBox.com and Monica Mark

07, Sep, 2015 @11:08 AM

Article image
Veteran Eritrean freedom fighters launch underground opposition
After fighting on same side in liberation war, opposition activists say President Afwerki has betrayed their principles by instituting a dictatorship

Monica Mark

28, Aug, 2015 @6:00 AM

Article image
Tale of two Eritreans offers glimpse inside Africa's most secretive state
As thousands flee every month and reports of repression abound, two men’s diverging paths paint a more complex picture of life in Eritrea

Monica Mark

17, Aug, 2015 @6:15 AM

Article image
From Nigeria to Burma’s jungle: courage and compassion in the war with Japan
As the world marks VJ day, a remarkable story of an African soldier rescued by Burmese villagers on the forgotten front

Monica Mark

15, Aug, 2015 @11:05 PM

Article image
Streetwise Afro-Brazilian dancers storm across the racial divide
Dance company composed of young people from Brazil’s favelas celebrates a vibrant African heritage that was once repressed

Monica Mark

13, Aug, 2015 @11:05 PM

Article image
'I'm going to pidgin this up' - performer brings voice of Africa's pidgin to new opera
Nigerian Helen Parker-Jayne Isisbor’s quest to give new expression to her often-derided west African vernacular has inspired the first pidgin opera

Monica Mark

27, Jul, 2015 @3:58 PM

Article image
Yamoussoukro's Notre-Dame de la Paix, the world's largest basilica - a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 37
In Yamoussoukro, a small capital city surrounded by rainforest, the world’s largest basilica is a stark reminder of the former ruler’s selfish choices: expensive monument building first, nation-building second

Monica Mark West Africa Correspondent

15, May, 2015 @9:24 AM

Article image
Lagos locals fear annual carnival's links to Brazilian past are being lost
Streets of Nigeria’s commercial hub to fill on Saturday for annual party – the legacy of slave descendants who returned to their ancestral homeland

Monica Mark in Lagos

08, May, 2015 @12:50 PM

1 / 21 pages