Nigerian city losing historic wall

The 20km-long fortification helped protect Kano as far back as the 12th century, but nature and man have not been kind.

Last updated: 24 Jun 2014 10:37
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Kano, the second largest city in Nigeria, was once a bustling commercial hub and centre for Islamic learning.

For centuries it was protected by a wall that helped define its identity and preserve its culture, but much of the city's heritage is crumbling.

Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Kano.


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