US teen 'unstoppable' in fight for girl power in Africa

2017-09-19 21:01

With braces on her teeth and sneakers on her feet, Zuriel Oduwole from Los Angeles may look like a typical American teen.

Boko Haram suicide attack kills at least 15 in north Nigeria

2017-09-19 10:22

A Nigerian rescue official says at least 15 people have been killed and 43 others injured in a suicide attack on Mashimari village in Borno state.

Nigeria attacks pro-Biafra propaganda as curfew eased

2017-09-19 06:06

A dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and Nigerian security services has been relaxed on Monday, as the government blasted social media "quacks and internet trollers" for stoking tensions.

Suicide bombers kill 15 in NE Nigeria: rescue worker, militia

2017-09-18 18:31

At least 15 people were killed when two suicide bombers struck civilians receiving aid in northeast Nigeria, a rescue worker and a member of the civilian militia has said.

At least 4 killed in inter-community violence in SE Nigeria

2017-09-17 12:12

At least four people have been killed by gunmen in southeast Nigeria, police say, after a week of clashes with security forces as inter-community tensions rise in the former Biafra region.

Nigeria declares Biafra separatist movement terrorist group

2017-09-16 21:21

Nigeria's military has named the Indigenous People of Biafra a terrorist organisation, targeting a movement that 50 years ago tried to create a state for the Igbo people.

At least 33 dead in Nigeria boat capsize: emergency services

2017-09-16 07:30

At least 33 people drowned after an overloaded boat carrying traders from Niger capsized in northwest Nigeria, the National Emergency Management (NEMA) has said.

Calls for calm as community tensions rise in Nigeria

2017-09-15 18:01

State governors in Nigeria has moved to calm fears after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and the military risked taking on a wider ethnic dimension.

Security forces, pro-Biafra group clash in SE Nigeria

2017-09-15 08:47

Tensions have mounted between Nigerian security forces and pro-Biafran supporters, after renewed protests calling for independence and clashes targeting the police.

Four killed in suicide attack in Cameroon's restive north

2017-09-14 10:04

A young woman has blown herself up in Cameroon's far north, killing four people and injuring another in an area frequently targeted by Boko Haram jihadists from neighbouring Nigeria.


18 dead in Nigeria boat accidents: emergency services

2017-09-19 20:00

Eighteen people drowned in boat accidents in Nigeria last weekend, the emergency services has said, nearly a week after more than 50 died when an overloaded craft capsized.

Top Africa stories : Mugabe, Tsvangirai, Uganda

2017-09-19 08:20

Zimbabwe is set to recruit at least 102 Cuban doctors amid 'serious shortage' of specialists, and at least 20 women have been found dumped in two areas of Uganda's Wakiso district since May.

UN seeks $10m as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens

2017-09-18 19:58

At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations gas said, calling for nearly $10m to keep the disease from spreading.

UN gives top prize to Chibok girls negotiator

2017-09-18 15:34

A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram has been awarded one of the United Nations' top prizes.

Ethnic tensions fracture Nigeria

2017-09-17 06:33

In addition to fundamentalist group Boko Haram’s escalating acts of terrorism, the west African powerhouse has to contend with hostility between the Hausa and Igbo ethnic groups, which some fear could lead to civil war.

Nigeria leader to stop in London on return from UN meeting

2017-09-16 10:08

Nigeria's government says President Muhammadu Buhari will fly through London on his way home from next week's United Nations gathering of world leaders, raising more questions about his health.

Nigerian union threatens general strike

2017-09-15 19:01

A breakaway faction of Nigeria's main labour movement has threatened to strike over pay and conditions, potentially paralysing activities from oil to aviation.

Anti-Boko Haram militia vows to stop using children: UN

2017-09-15 17:01

Civilian militia helping the Nigerian military against Boko Haram have promised to stop using children as part of their security operations, the United Nations has said.

Refugees fleeing Boko Haram endure 'hell on earth' in Niger

2017-09-14 18:03

"Sai wahala!" - in Hausa means "there's big trouble" - exclaims Zara Moustapha, living with more than 12 000 displaced Nigeriens and refugees from Nigeria in the N'Gaman desert camp in southeast Niger.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Kenya, Nigeria

2017-09-14 08:37

AfriForum says it won't be deterred in its case against Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, and riots have broken out in Kenya's opposition stronghold of Kisumu city.

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