Nigerian Avengers claim pipeline attack in oil region

2016-10-25 21:00

Nigerian militant group the Niger Delta Avengers says it has attacked a Chevron pipeline as a warning to international oil groups not to repair damaged infrastructure pending talks with militants.

Italy police bust Nigerian sex ring

2016-10-25 06:44

Police in Italy have arrested 11 Nigerians for allegedly trafficking young women and girls from Nigeria to exploit them as sex slaves.

Nigerian troops thwart ship hijacking, arrest vandals

2016-10-23 21:00

Nigerian troops have thwarted an attempted hijack of a vessel in the restive Niger Delta and separately arrested five pipeline vandals, a spokesperson says.

Widows of victims of Nigeria's Boko Haram say aid overdue

2016-10-23 15:43

After her husband was killed by a Boko Haram suicide bomber late last year, Hajjagana Mbasaru was forced to pull her children from school and rely on friends to feed them. Read on...

EU pushes for 'leverage' with Africa to curb migrants

2016-10-21 12:17

EU leaders called Thursday for greater efforts to apply the "leverage" of trade and development with Africa in order to curb migrant departures to Europe and speed up the return of those who arrive.

Top Africa stories : Nigeria, I Coast, Zim, DRC

2016-10-20 21:05

Opponents of Mugabe ready for fresh demonstrations after police ban, I coast detains opposition leaders after mass protest and Nigerian president Buhari meets 21 Chibok schoolgirls.

Boko Haram razes village near Chibok, locals say

2016-10-19 22:00

Boko Haram has burnt down a village neighbouring the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls two years ago, local residents say.

Top Africa stories : Zim, Nigeria, Moz, Benin

2016-10-18 18:23

Zimbabwe's opposition tells electoral body to ensure free and fair elections in 2018, Benin leader earns social media applauds and circumstances surrounding the death of former Machel remain unclear.

Doctor describes first sight of cousins kidnapped by Boko Haram

2016-10-18 12:06

A Nigerian doctor has reportedly described the moment when one of his cousins saw him at the official reunion ceremony for Chibok families in Abuja.

Nigeria: Victims burnt beyond recognition in Fulani herdsmen attacks

2016-10-18 08:50

A farmers organisation in northwest Nigeria says 40 people were killed in attacks believed to have been carried out by Fulani herdsmen over the weekend.


Nigeria quizzes ex-president's spokesperson in graft probe

2016-10-25 18:01

Nigeria's anti-graft agency says it is detaining and questioning ex-president Goodluck Jonathan's spokesperson as part of a wider probe into corruption.

Africa tilts as winners emerge from the commodities slump

2016-10-24 07:32

Lower commodities prices have had some far-reaching effects on African economies, says economist Mark Bohlund.

At least 83 Nigerian soldiers 'missing in Boko Haram attack'

2016-10-23 18:11

Senior military officers say 83 soldiers are missing after Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a remote base in northeastern Nigeria.

A country divided by kitchen politics

2016-10-23 06:01

The public feud between Nigeria’s president and first lady will do little to put food on ordinary citizens’ tables, writes Azu Ishiekwene.

Newly banned Shiite group in Nigeria appeals in court

2016-10-21 08:37

A newly banned Shiite group in northern Nigeria says it is appealing in court against the government decision that observers are warning could spark sustained violence.

Nigeria's leader meets Chibok girls, vows to free the rest

2016-10-20 06:00

Nigeria's president has vowed to "redouble" efforts to secure the release of nearly 200 schoolgirls who remain missing more than two years after being abducted by Boko Haram extremists.

Boko Haram overruns Nigerian military base in northeast

2016-10-19 16:51

Nigeria's army says Boko Haram Islamic insurgents have overrun a remote border military camp in the northeast, leaving 13 soldiers wounded and an unknown number missing

Chibok leader: Over 100 girls unwilling to leave Boko Haram

2016-10-18 16:07

Nigeria's government is negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction two and a half ago, but more than 100 others appear unwilling to leave their Boko Haram captors, a community leader says.

Boko Haram claims attack on soldiers in NE Nigeria

2016-10-18 10:58

Boko Haram has claimed it killed 20 soldiers in northeastern Nigeria, in violence marring the celebrations following the release of some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.

Nigerian footballer 'killed by stray bullet fired by soldiers'

2016-10-18 06:03

Nigeria Premier League defender Izu Joseph has been shot dead in his hometown of Okaki in oil-rich southern Bayelsa state, reports say.

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