They were going to sell us as slaves – Boko Haram hostage

2015-05-04 06:23

A freed Boko Haram hostage says at least three women were killed in a landmine explosion and others crushed to death by tanks as Nigeria's military moved in to rescue them from the terror group.

Shell agrees to start clean up of oil spill

2015-05-03 18:45

Shell has agreed with a Nigerian fishing community of in the Niger Delta to start the clean up of two devastating oil spills in 2008, say activists and locals.

Nigerians want xenophobia compensation

2015-05-03 15:00

SA might be asked to pay R5m to expatriate shop owners who fell victim to the spate of xenophobic attacks.

1st group of freed women brought to safety in Nigeria

2015-05-02 21:17

The first group of nearly 300 Nigerian girls and women released from Boko Haram have been brought by the military to the safety of a refugee camp in the country's northeast.

Fuel crisis: Nigeria moves as queues grow

2015-05-01 18:00

Nigeria's finance ministry has paid importers $790m to cover subsidy payments owed from 2014, as it seeks to ease fuel shortages in major cities.

Military: Boko Haram hostages held in severe, inhuman conditions

2015-04-30 19:53

Boko Haram hostages were held in atrocious conditions in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold, Nigeria's military has said.

Zwelithini remains mum on ICC complaint

2015-04-30 12:50

A spokesperson for the Royal Zulu household says the monarch would not be drawn into commenting on a complaint of hate speech laid against King Goodwill Zwelithini by a Nigerian human rights organisation.

Pepkor to double Nigeria stores to target middle class buyers

2015-04-30 08:57

Pepkor, the clothing retailer bought by Steinhoff International for R68.4bn last year, plans to double its presence in Nigeria with 10 store openings per year through 2018.

US slams Boko Haram 'barbarism' after island attack

2015-04-29 14:31

The US has condemned a brutal attack during which Boko Haram gunmen killed dozens of soldiers and massacred civilians on a Lake Chad island.

Nigerian group goes to ICC over Zwelithini 'hate speech'

2015-04-29 09:32

A Nigerian human rights organisation has asked the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate a complaint of hate speech against Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini.


With rescuers near, girls stoned to death by Boko Haram

2015-05-03 19:09

Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death as Nigeria's military approached to rescue the women.

Nigeria: Freed women and girls get food, medical care

2015-05-03 17:19

Hundreds of girls and women, many bewildered and traumatised, are being registered, fed and given medical care in their first day out of Nigeria's war zone.

Shell agrees to start cleaning polluted area

2015-05-03 09:24

Shell has agreed with Nigerian fishing community of Bodo in the Niger Delta to start the clean-up of two devastating oil spills in 2008, activists say.

Nigerian army: 234 girls, women freed from extremists

2015-05-02 09:14

Nigeria’s military has rescued 234 more girls and women from a Boko Haram forest stronghold in the country’s northeast, an announcement on social media says.

Niger urges evacuation of Lake Chad over Boko Haram attacks

2015-05-01 08:35

Niger authorities have urged people living on islands in Lake Chad to leave to avoid new attacks by Boko Haram, after an assault by the Islamists last weekend left at least 74 dead.

Zuma, Jonathan discuss recent developments

2015-04-30 14:11

President Jacob Zuma has had a telephonic discussion with outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan after the two countries' relationship took strain during xenophobic violence in South Africa.

Nigerian army rescues more kidnapped women, children

2015-04-30 10:48

Nigeria's military have rescued another set of women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram militia and were being detained in Sambisa forest.

Army evacuating girls, women freed from Boko Haram

2015-04-29 14:31

Nigeria’s military says it is moving 200 girls and 93 women from a north-eastern forest where they were rescued from Boko Haram extremists.

Nigerian military at odds over identity of freed hostages

2015-04-29 12:02

Nigeria’s top bras has warned against premature declarations on 200 girls rescued from Boko Haram after the army said they were not the same girls kidnapped by the militants in a notorious incident in Chibok.


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