In Nigeria’s conservative north, a woman working under a scheme that strives to facilitate sustainable water pumps proves that what a man can do she can do just as well.
What happens when the aid stops? US support helps women suffering from obstetric fistula but only a systemic Nigerian solution that improves maternal health care can provide a permanent solution.
In northern Nigeria, a donor led project demonstrates how community mobilization can increase demand for health services.
United Nations demographers released official projections of the world's population -- and it's rising faster than expected.
The tide of brain drain – from developing countries to industrialized nations – has turned. Human capital is now returning home to Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa.
"If we can’t get justice in the U.S. that claims to be champions of human rights and democracy, where would we get justice?" A landmark case tests the limits of corporate responsibility.
Benedicte Kurzen's exploration of the political and religious tensions behind post-election violence in northern Nigeria is featured in The New York Times photography blog Lens.
Massive urban migration to Abuja, Nigeria, has overwhelmed the water infrastructure and made access scarce.
Boko Haram's increasingly coordinated attacks, including the Christmas church bombings and the attack on the U.N. building in Abuja, underscore growing tensions in Nigeria.
Photographer Bénédicte Kurzen documents the aftermath of the Christmas Day attack in Madalla, Nigeria, where the Islamist militant group Boko Haram set off a bomb at a Catholic church.
Nigeria's president claims that by 2015 three fourths of his people will have access to safe drinking water. New UN data suggest that he's 25 years off.
Every day, millions of people across West Africa struggle to get access to safe drinking water. In many cases, the greatest obstacle they face is lack of government accountability.