Ebola drug trial starts in Liberia

2015-02-27 21:12

Liberia has started a clinical trial of an experimental Ebola drug and about 1 000 adults and children infected with the virus are taking part in the trial.

Canadian army forced to withdraw in Boko Haram fight

2015-02-27 10:24

Canadian special forces participating in military training in southeast Niger, near the border with Nigeria, were ordered to withdraw recently to avoid battling with Boko Haram Islamists, the military said Thursday.

Third bus blast in Nigeria this week

2015-02-26 21:02

Eighteen people have been killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded bus station in northeast Nigeria while a second bomber was shot dead before he could detonate his explosives.

Kano bus bomb toll rising

2015-02-26 18:58

A twin suicide attack this week at a bus station in Nigeria's Kano city killed 34 people.

Nigerian chief vows 'war is almost ended'

2015-02-26 12:00

The head of the Nigerian Army has visited soldiers in the northeastern town of Baga, telling troops that the conflict against Boko Haram will soon be over.

Chinese abducted in Nigeria

2015-02-26 05:00

A group of seven gunmen have kidnapped a Chinese national in central Nigeria.

Niger bombs fish traders thought to finance Boko Haram

2015-02-25 22:25

Niger's air force has bombed a convoy of trucks carrying smoked fish to Nigeria, a trade banned by local officials because it is suspected of helping to finance the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Nollywood stars boost Nigerian poll campaign

2015-02-25 18:11

Nigeria’s politicians are turning to Nollywood film stars, popular musicians and former international footballers to win next month’s election, in a campaign increasingly fought online.

Togo sets presidential election date for 15 April

2015-02-25 13:38

Togo has fixed 15 April as the date for a presidential election, a decree stated incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe is expected to seek a third term in office in defiance of opposition calls for him to step aside.

Nigeria president: Tide turned against Boko Haram

2015-02-25 05:00

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan says the military was gaining the upper hand against Boko Haram, despite two bombings in the country's north recently.


3 killed over gold discovery on Mali-Guinea border

2015-02-27 15:36

Three Malian nationals have been killed in a village near the Guinean border during a violent skirmish between miners over a gold discovery.

Nigeria president visits massacre site

2015-02-27 05:46

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram's worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over.

US wraps up Ebola mission in Liberia

2015-02-26 19:41

The United States has staged a military ceremony to end its five-month Ebola mission in Liberia.

Nigeria's Buhari vows to lead from the front

2015-02-26 17:09

Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to 'lead from the front' in the fight against Boko Haram if elected.

Ebola-hit Liberia no longer US's 'forgotten stepchild'

2015-02-26 09:48

As Liberia's president visits the US Senate to thank Americans for their pivotal role in the Ebola recovery, she will reflect on a sometimes fractious relationship spanning two centuries.

Nigeria kidnappers demand ransom for missionary

2015-02-25 22:25

The armed men who abducted an American missionary in Nigeria are demanding a ransom, police say.

Traditional healer 'exorcises' Ebola curse

2015-02-25 21:02

A traditional healer has returned to remove the "curse" from the first Ebola-affected village in Guinea.

Suicide bombers kill at least 26 across north Nigeria

2015-02-25 16:57

Suicide bombers have struck two bus stations in different parts of northern Nigeria, killing at least 26 people in attacks President Goodluck Jonathan blamed on Boko Haram.

Chadian soldiers take on Boko Haram

2015-02-25 08:26

Soldiers from Chad killed 207 Boko Haram militants in fighting near a Nigerian town close to the border with Cameroon.

Blast rips through bus in northeast Nigeria

2015-02-24 17:05

A blast has ripped through a bus in Potiskum, northeast Nigeria, witnesses say, in the latest explosion to hit the troubled region.

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