• Africa’s biggest city shuts churches and mosques to fight noise

    Africa’s biggest city shuts churches and mosques to fight noise

    Africa’s largest city is closing dozens of mosques, churches and nightclubs in a bid to reduce noise for its 20 million residents long used to lusty hymn-singing, honking horns and boom boxes that rattle the foundations of homes.

    The state government of Lagos is on a mission to make the seaside city free of noise pollution by 2020.

    “It’s a great menace,” said Adebola Shabi, general manager of Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency.

    “Studies have shown that noise levels affect the amount of […]