The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Nigeria seeks to halt looting amid fury over ‘food warehouses’

A civil society leader Omenazu Jackson speaks during a demonstration held to protest against the suspension of governorship elections in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 11, 2019. – Several thousand people on Monday protested against the suspension of governorship elections in Nigeria’s volatile Rivers state following widespread disruption to the vote. The All Progressives Congress and African Action Congress marched with civil society groups in the state capital, Port Harcourt, calling for results to be announced. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images)

Home to more than 200 million people, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and the continent’s top oil exporter.

But according to the National Bureau of Statistics, almost 83 million people, or 40 percent of the population, live below its poverty line of 137,430 naira ($381.75) a year, with millions depending on daily income for survival.

#Nigeria #Uprising2020 #EndSARS

U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; many unemployed losing benefits

Office workers in a modern lobby, group portrait

Unemployment has, however, disproportionately affected lower-wage workers. With many higher-paid employees working from home, there has been a housing market boom, with home sales jumping 9.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.54 million units in September, the highest level since May 2006.

#unemployment #ThisIsAmerica #JobsReport

‘Lack of shame’: Robinho scandal highlights Brazil’s rape crisis

The Brazilian Forum on Public Security said 66,123 rapes were reported last year – one every eight minutes. Nearly 86% of victims were female and 60% under-14.

Ana Paula Araújo, the author of a new book called Abuse: Rape culture in Brazil, said those shocking figures were only the tip of the iceberg because 90% of crimes went unreported.

#RapeCulture #Brazil #Robinho

Rogue Rocky Planet Found Adrift in the Milky Way

“Roman will find more free-floating planets at a higher rate than we are finding today,” he says. “It’s going to be a huge leap.”

#Science #MilklyWay #RoguePlanets #space

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