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The Nigerian immigrants volunteering to sweep Italian streets

Osas and Wisdom founded the voluntary sweeping collective

Italy has been cracking down on migrants arriving from Libya. This week, three aid agencies have stopped their rescue missions on the Mediterranean route from Libya. 97,000 migrants have reached Italy already this year. It’s hard to find a job if you’re in the process of claiming asylum but a group of Nigerians living in a migrant camp in Rome have started a voluntary street sweeping collective. It was founded by Wisdom and Osas, who came up with the idea because they had no money but did not want to beg on the streets. (Photo: Wisdom and Osas sweeping the streets in Italy. Credit: BBC)

BBC Minute: On Nigeria's humanitarian crisis

With millions affected by Boko Haram violence, we look at life in Borno State

The insurgency by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has killed tens of thousands of people in the north east of Nigeria, and forced more than two million others from their homes. Its name roughly translates as “Western education is forbidden”, and Boko Haram has frequently targeted schools and learning institutions. BBC Minute talks to Jimeh Saleh from the BBC Hausa Service about how the insurgency has affected life in the north east of Nigeria. Photo: Two boys sit on a rubbish bin at Bakasi camp for internally displaced people in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, July 7 2017, Credit: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images

Nigerian LGBT activist granted asylum in the UK

Aderonke Apata had been seeking asylum for 13 years

A Nigerian gay rights activist has won her 13 year fight to claim asylum in the UK. Aderonke Apata came to the UK in 2004 because she says she was persecuted in Nigeria. Homosexual acts are banned there and are punishable by up to 14 years in jail. She told Nkem Ifejika what life was like back in Nigeria. (Photo: Aderonke Apata Credit: Aderonke Apata)

Nigeria's Tosin Oke competes in the men's triple jump final at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Piers Edwards

BBC Africa sport

Triple jumper Tosin Oke outlines his frustrations as an athlete battling the Nigerian and international federations that govern the sport.

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