275 Nigerians are repatriated from Libya to Benin City

275 Nigerians are repatriated from Libya to Benin City, their home town in Nigeria. A special programme set up by the State of Edo awaits them to help them reintegrate. It’s part of an urgent repatriation plan being announced by the African Union, which will see up to 20,000 people evacuated.

Africa Weekly: a round-up of news and features in Africa

This week on Africa Weekly we head to South Africa where residents of townships are protesting against a lack of basic services. Then we visit Mali where a mobile app is helping health workers to deliver better services and finally we end in Nigeria, where families in Benin City are living off the earnings of their families working abroad. FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY