ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

More Peuhls killed in latest attacks in Mali

2016-05-04 18:59

Local community leaders in central Mali say pro-government fighters have killed more than a dozen members of an ethnic group accused of links to Islamic extremism.

Some opposition members freed in Equatorial Guinea

2016-05-03 20:28

Two hundred Equatorial Guinea opposition members have been released after being detained in a pre-election sweep, but others remain in horrendous conditions.

Senegal signs accord giving US forces permament access to the country

2016-05-03 09:46

Senegal and the US have signed a defence accord allowing "the permanent presence" of American soldiers in the west African country, especially to help fight against the terrorist threat.

Amnesty urges probe into missing Chad troops

2016-04-29 07:27

Amnesty International has expressed alarm over the disappearance of more than 20 soldiers and police officers in Chad since this month's presidential election.

Nigeria condemns attacks blamed on herders

2016-04-28 19:58

A leader of Fulani herdsmen in southeastern Nigeria has blamed 'criminals and mercenaries' for an attack police say killed 20 people this week.

Mali military blamed for deaths

2016-04-28 17:05

Mali rights groups warn the army and its allies are torturing and killing civilians from an ethnic group accused of collaborating with Islamic militants in central Mali.

Cape Verde police nab suspect in slaying of 11

2016-04-27 22:10

Police in Cape Verde have captured a soldier suspected of killing 11 people at a military barracks in the West African island nation, an official at Cape Verde's Defence Ministry says.

Ivory Coast counts on new schools to cut child labour in cocoa sector

2016-04-27 17:59

"At five years old, I went to work in the fields with my dad. Today, my children go to school," says Peter, a cocoa farmer in Bonikro in the centre of Ivory Coast.

Unemployed nurses in Ghana vow to stalk President Mahama

2016-04-26 13:19

At least 2 000 unemployed nurses in Ghana have threatened to stalk President John Dramani Mahama, as they seek to highlight their plight, reports say.

Equatorial Guinea leader to extend rule

2016-04-24 17:10

The president of Equatorial Guinea is expected to dominate the country's election, securing a new seven-year term that could take his reign past the four-decade mark.

 

Release journalist immediately, media group tells Nigerian president

2016-05-04 11:57

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for the immediate release of a Nigerian journalist who was arrested in Kaduna state last week on incitement charges.

Would-be bomber killed with poisoned arrow

2016-05-03 17:16

Authorities in northern Cameroon say a local self-defence group used a poisoned bow and arrow to kill a woman with explosives strapped to her body.

Burkina capital hit by water shortage

2016-05-01 12:12

Burkina Faso will impose restrictions on water supplies in the capital Ouagadougou next week to tackle a serious shortage in the city of two million, officials say.

Africa's longest-serving leader re-elected president in E Guinea

2016-04-28 22:03

Africa's longest-serving leader, Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, has extended his 36-year rule after being re-elected president with 93.7% of the vote, according to the provisional results of weekend elections.

Nigeria, France strengthen military co-operation

2016-04-28 18:17

Nigeria and France have signed an agreement on closer military co-operation, including intelligence sharing.

Ghanaian dad beheads son, hangs himself

2016-04-28 13:46

A 34-year old father ion Ghana reportedly beheaded his 3-year-old son on Tuesday before committing suicide.

Nigeria taking action as piracy and clashes on rise

2016-04-27 22:00

Nigeria needs to step up security to stem a rise in incidents of piracy and communal clashes, as well as the continued threat from Boko Haram insurgents, Defence Minister Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali says.

When schools and students become spoils of war

2016-04-27 14:47

Two years have passed since Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria, and 219 of the girls remain missing. The anniversary, and that of the kidnapping of another 300 schoolchildren from another town, marks a grim roll call for education in the country's northeast.

Ghana, Togo boost security after attack warning

2016-04-25 21:53

Security has been beefed up in Accra and Lome following a leaked intelligence report that indicated Islamist militants were likely to launch their next attacks in Ghana and Togo.

Returning home is a mixed blessing for victims of Boko Haram

2016-04-23 13:01

"Bring Back Our Girls" appears on placards and the tweets read around the world. But for thousands of women and girls who've escaped Boko Haram's clutches, the message they've sometimes encountered at homecomings has been "Stay Away”.

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