Top Africa stories: Zim, Nigeria, DRC

2017-06-27 08:26

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire, and SA has chosen to side with the DRC on its investigation into violence in its Kasai province.

Nine dead as 7 suicide bombers hit NE Nigeria

2017-06-26 20:55

Nine people have been killed in a string of suicide attacks in Maiduguri, a city in Nigeria's restive northeast where Boko Haram Islamists began a deadly insurgency in 2009, police have said.

Nigeria sends in troops, police after ethnic clashes

2017-06-23 21:29

Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo has ordered troops in to keep the peace in the restive state of Taraba after deadly clashes between herders and farmers.

Nigeria's northern Christians worried over quit notice

2017-06-23 20:29

Okechukwu Ugo has been left in a predicament after an ultimatum was issued for all southern Christians of Igbo heritage to leave Nigeria's Muslim-majority north.

Nigeria rolls out $2bn Brazil-like social-welfare plan

2017-06-22 09:45

Nigeria is rolling out its first national social-welfare programme modelled partly on Brazil’s Bolsa Familia in a bid to boost a weak economy and curb poverty.

Five killed in Boko Haram mine blast, ambush

2017-06-21 21:35

Five people have been killed in a landmine explosion and a roadside ambush in northeast Nigeria blamed on Boko Haram , the civilian militia and police have said.

UN warns against refugee returns to Nigeria from Cameroon

2017-06-21 17:32

The UN has voiced alarm at the many Nigerian refugees returning from Cameroon to Banki, a border town clouded by Boko Haram violence and already struggling with overstretched supplies and services.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Mali, Nigeria

2017-06-20 08:31

A Zanu-PF youth leader has reportedly urged President Robert Mugabe to eject all remaining commercial white farmers, and at least four assailants were killed and 36 guests rescued after Mali tourist resort attack.

EU pledges nearly $160m to support northeast Nigeria

2017-06-15 20:57

The European Union has announced a support package of nearly $160m for recovery and reconstruction in Nigeria's Borno state, which has been devastated by attacks from homegrown Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

Nigerian Senate leader acquitted in graft case

2017-06-14 18:12

The leader of Nigeria's Senate has been cleared of corruption charges, ending of one of the most high-profile trials in President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-graft campaign.


WFP chief urges EU to step up funds for Africa famine

2017-06-26 20:55

The UN food agency's director has urged the European Union to help raise the $1bn needed over the next few months to save hundreds of thousands of children from starving to death in Yemen and three African countries.

8 Chadian troops killed in clashes with Boko Haram

2017-06-26 16:32

Eight Chadian soldiers were killed in fierce fighting with Boko Haram insurgents at the weekend on islands on Lake Chad, which borders four countries on the edge of the Sahara, Chad's army has said.

Three arrested in Nigeria over 'Eid attack plot'

2017-06-23 21:29

Nigeria's intelligence service has said it had thwarted a plan to target Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan after fears that Boko Haram was planning a major attack.

World population to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, UN says

2017-06-22 12:59

The world's current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India's numbers to surpass China's in just seven years, a UN report says.

Six killed in Cameroon suicide attack

2017-06-22 06:02

A double suicide attack has killed six civilians in Cameroon's restive Far North, which is regularly hit by Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadists, security sources say.

Court gives Lagos poor demolition reprieve

2017-06-21 20:37

Impoverished fishing communities in Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, celebrated a court ruling that has said government demolitions of their homes were illegal.

Five-woman gang 'abducts, sells' boy, 3, for $2 000

2017-06-20 11:29

Police in Nigeria have reportedly arrested at least five women suspected of abducting and selling a 3-year-old boy for less than $2000.

Suicide bombers kill at least 16 in NE Nigeria

2017-06-19 13:41

At least 16 people have been killed in suicide bomb attacks near a camp for those made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria.

Nigerian Army rejects grounds for war crimes probe

2017-06-15 19:07

Nigeria's military has rejected a call for senior army officers to be investigated for possible war crimes in the fight against Boko Haram Islamists.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Kenya, Nigeria

2017-06-14 10:00

Zimbabwe's military and several Zanu-PF heavyweights have reportedly been "caught in farm invasion", and several people have gone missing after a seven-storey building collapsed in Nairobi.

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