Top Africa stories: Xenophobia, Buhari, Mugabe

2017-02-27 20:20

Family, ministers are reportedly being barred from seeing Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari in the UK, Zimbabweans in SA have engaged the ANC to intervene following recent xenophobic attacks.

Family, ministers 'blocked from seeing Nigerian leader Buhari in UK'

2017-02-27 12:00

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's "powerful" aides are reportedly denying ministers, family and friends access to the 74-year-old, who is on an extended medical vacation in London.

When anger takes over

2017-02-26 06:10

Other African nations and immigrants in SA are threatening to fight fire with fire after xenophobic attacks in Mzansi.

Nigeria VP comes out of the shadows with president Buhari away

2017-02-25 13:09

Nigeria's vice president Yemi Osinbajo seems to have been everywhere while his boss is away. He even conducted a spot check on the public toilets at Lagos international airport.

Boko Haram leader killed spokesperson over 'leadership plot'

2017-02-24 19:59

The leader of Boko Haram's main faction, Abubakar Shekau, has admitted killing the group's purported spokesperson over an apparent plot to oust him, he said in an audio recording obtained by AFP..

Nigerian kidnappers demand $200 000 for German hostages

2017-02-24 13:11

A worker at a Nigerian excavation site says kidnappers are demanding a ransom of $200 000 for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week from a remote northern village.

The Lake Chad region: 'Africa's most acute crisis'

2017-02-23 21:19

An international conference in Oslo aims to raise $1.5bn to help people affected by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in the Lake Chad region.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, SA, Nigeria

2017-02-23 20:22

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he doesn't want to lead a party of thieves, and alleged anti-xenophobic protesters have attacked offices of an SA company in Nigeria.

German archaeologists kidnap: No ransom demanded yet

2017-02-23 16:01

Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted two German archaeologists in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna.

UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

2017-02-23 12:56

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.


Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

2017-02-27 20:20

Nigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed over the weekend

Nigerian governor says 2 kidnapped Germans are freed

2017-02-26 19:02

A Nigerian governor says security agents have freed 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria,

Four killed in pipeline blast in oil-producing Nigerian state

2017-02-25 21:28

At least four people were killed following a gas pipeline explosion in Nigeria's oil-producing south, a local official has said.

Top Africa stories: MTN, Mugabe, Gambia

2017-02-24 19:59

Mobile operator MTN has shut down its head office in Abuja after protesters against xenophobic attacks in SA tried to storm it, and all is set for President Mugabe's birthday bash.

Boko Haram attack kills seven in Nigeria: security sources

2017-02-24 17:27

At least seven soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram attack on military positions in northeast Nigeria, a civilian vigilante and a security source have said.

Xenophobia: MTN 'shuts' offices in Nigeria, police 'on guard'

2017-02-24 06:08

Police in Nigeria are reportedly guarding the head office of the mobile phone giant MTN in the capital Abuja after protesters against xenophobic attacks in South Africa tried to storm it.

Nigeria summons SA ambassador over anti-immigrant violence

2017-02-23 21:19

Nigeria says it had summoned South Africa's top diplomat to register its fears about a fresh wave of violence against immigrants near Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Buhari 'speaks to Nigerians via speakerphone' amid health concerns

2017-02-23 19:24

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been out of the west African country for more than a month, has reportedly made a surprise phone call to the governor of the northern state of Kano.

Offices belonging to SA company 'attacked' in Nigeria

2017-02-23 15:00

Alleged anti-xenophobic protesters have attacked the offices of a South African company in Nigeria's capital Abuja, the department of international relations has said

Nigeria says gunmen kidnap 2 Germans from northern village

2017-02-23 12:33

Police say gunmen have kidnapped two Germans from a village in northern Nigeria.

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