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Nigeria and Senegal

Duration:
11 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 25 October 2013

In Nigeria's biggest city Lagos, nights are a time of darkness, and fear. There are few street lights, and "area boys", or neighbourhood extortion groups, are threatening passers-by and shopkeepers. But now the city is doing something about it, and restoring street lights. Neal Razzell accompanies an electricity crew and finds that the newly-lit lights make a huge difference to the locals.

Muslims recently celebrated the Eid al-Adha festival, and in Senegal that means sacrificing a sheep. Thomas Fessy reports that the social pressure to buy a sheep is so strong that people stretch their finances as far as they possibly can in order to afford one. It's all about pride, and that means that it's soon time to start saving up for next year's sheep.

Presenter: Pascale Harter
Producer: Arlene Gregorius
Picture credit: Neal Razzell

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