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.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Trump isn't going to be impeached by this or perhaps any future Congress as currently constituted.

    Defeating ISIL

    Defeating ISIL

    An animated timeline of how ISIL captured and lost key cities in Syria and Iraq.