Makoko community is a slum neighbourhood on the mainland of Lagos state, Nigeria, where women eke out a living from fishing. The community was established in the 18th century as primarily a fishing community. According to the 2006 census data, the population of Makoko is estimated at 85,840 comprising Nigerians…

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MAKOKO: Fisherwomen Seek Gender Equality

Makoko community is a slum neighbourhood on the mainland of Lagos state, Nigeria, where women eke out a living from fishing. The community was established in the 18th century as…

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Guinea-Bissau: Artisanal fisheries marginalised

José Maria Miranda Tavare is a fisherman native of the island of Bubaque, in the archipelago of Bijagós in Guinea-Bissau. Nowadays, he has migrated to Bissau. “In Bubaque, there is…

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MAKOKO: Fisherwomen Seek Gender Equality

Makoko community is a slum neighbourhood on the mainland of Lagos state, Nigeria, where women eke out a living from fishing. The community was established in the 18th century as…

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Senegal: Thiaroye-sur-mer and its ghosts

Once a prosperous locality, Thiaroye-sur-Mer, an old fishing village East of Dakar, is now a ghost of its former self. “Our processing activities are going to the dogs as a…

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