ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

Amnesty International press conference shut down in Cameroon

2017-05-24 20:33

Amnesty International says authorities in Cameroon have shut down a news conference where the rights group planned to discuss the plight of three students sentenced to a decade in prison over a Boko Haram joke.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Tunisia, I coast

2017-05-24 08:00

A drunk cop video has sparked conversation on social media about Zimbabwean police brutality, and the death of a Tunisian protester at the hands of police has sparked fears of more unrest.

Nigerian economy shrinks by 0.5%: data

2017-05-23 21:38

Nigeria's economy has contracted for a fifth straight quarter, official figures showed, as low oil production dented overall output.

Lawmakers ditch probe of outspoken Nigerian ruler

2017-05-23 20:01

Lawmakers in Kano state, northern Nigeria, have indefinitely suspended a probe into allegations of graft against one of the country's most respected traditional rulers, ending proceedings that could have seen him removed from office.

Three killed in I Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police: AFP

2017-05-23 13:56

Three people were killed when police clashed with former rebels who had been blocking the road into Bouake, Ivory Coast's second biggest city, to demand government compensation payments, an AFP reporter has said.

Angry Ivory Coast ex-rebels block access to cities

2017-05-23 06:11

Disgruntled former rebels demanding government compensation payments have blocked roads into Ivory Coast's second biggest city, Bouake, as well as into the key northern city of Korhogo, reports say.

Gambia's Jammeh 'stole $50m', assets frozen: minister

2017-05-22 21:02

The Gambia's justice minister has said that ex-leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50m via a state telecoms company, while a court froze his assets in the small west African nation.

Boko Haram's 'golden girls': ISS blasts Buhari govt over Chibok girls exchange

2017-05-22 15:41

The Institute for Security Studies has criticised Nigeria’s "sudden policy change" after it agreed to release some Boko Haram fighters in exchange for 82 Chibok girls.

Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram, at least 13 killed

2017-05-21 17:32

Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram militants this weekend, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including 6 women believed to have helped smuggle supplies to the insurgents, an army spokesperson says.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Bashir, Mali

2017-05-20 10:00

A video showing president Mugabe struggling to climb a small staircase a has gone viral, and Omar al-Bashir will not join an Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia with Donald Trump.

 

Nigeria seizes illegal arms shipment

2017-05-24 13:28

Nigeria says it has intercepted an illegal cache of arms at the port in Lagos, five months after a similar seizure in the city, a spokesperson says.

2 UN peacekeepers killed in ambush in northern Mali

2017-05-23 22:44

Authorities say two United Nations peacekeepers from Chad have been killed when their foot patrol was ambushed in the Kidal region of northern Mali.

Four killed in I Coast clashes between ex-rebels and police: AFP

2017-05-23 21:38

Four people have been killed and many hurt when police clashed with former rebels barricading the road into Bouake, Ivory Coast's second biggest city, in the spillover from a corrosive army mutiny over pay.

Suspected oil rebels attack Niger Delta pipeline

2017-05-23 20:01

Suspected oil rebels attacked a gas pipeline in Nigeria's restive south, breaking a fragile truce between them and the government, an oil company spokesperson has said.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Angola, Nigeria

2017-05-23 08:08

Joice Mujuru says President Mugabe's undiplomatic angry outbursts against other world leaders killed Zimbabwe, and Angolan apartheid troops are battling to survive in SA

Ivory Coast rebels stage fresh street protest

2017-05-22 21:02

Hundreds of demobilised rebels took to the streets of this central Ivory Coast city to demand government funds after disrupting a funeral attended by a cabinet minister.

West African girls show the way in Senegal tech battle

2017-05-22 18:59

West African schoolgirls, some not yet teenagers, have taken a starring role at an engineering competition in Senegal, busting stereotypes with robotics expertise and innovative projects for their communities.

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists kill vigilantes in Nigeria

2017-05-22 09:49

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists have killed six people fighting alongside the military in two separate incidents in northeast Nigeria, vigilantes say.

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls to meet families after 3 years

2017-05-20 20:00

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity are reuniting with their families for the first time, officials say.

Guinea Bissau leader orders parliament to reopen

2017-05-19 21:07

Guinea Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz has dared his adversaries to open parliament , threatening the administration of his own party after its failure to sit for more than a year.

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