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Nigeria Passes Disability Rights Law

Expand  A man in a wheel chair moves down an empty road in Victoria Island in Lagos on March 29, 2018. © 2018 Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images On January 23, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act, 2018,  following 9 years of relentless advocacy by disability rights groups and activists. According to the World Health Organization’s 2011 World Disability Report, about 15 percent of Nigeria’s population, or at least 25 million people, have a disability. Many of them face a number of human rights abuses including…

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