ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

17 die from 'mysterious' disease in Nigeria

2015-04-18 15:47

A Nigerian government spokesperson says a "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives.

Jihadists claim deadly attack in Mali

2015-04-18 10:58

A jihadist group led by al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack on the UN in Mali.

Nigeria air traffic controllers suspend crippling strike

2015-04-17 15:32

Nigeria air traffic controllers have suspended a strike that had grounded all domestic flights, but warned that a more damaging work stoppage would be launched next week if their demands were not met.

Nigeria: No need for UN military enforcement to battle Boko Haram

2015-04-17 09:21

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the UN his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

Guinea finds nine new Ebola cases

2015-04-16 20:29

Guinean authorities have confirmed at least nine new cases of Ebola in the southwest region of Forecariah near the border with Sierra Leone.

Nigerian army focus on area abducted girls believed held

2015-04-16 07:45

Nigerian military operations against Boko Haram are focusing on a north-eastern forest where officials believe more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago are being held, a spokesperson says.

Nigeria army aims to destroy last Boko Haram camp by handover

2015-04-15 11:01

Nigerian troops will storm what they say is the last remaining Boko Haram stronghold before the handover of power to incoming president Muhammadu Buhari, national security advisor Sambo Dasuki says.

Nigeria's new president pledges effort to free girls

2015-04-14 22:20

Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to make every effort to free more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants a year ago.

Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls have nowhere to go

2015-04-14 19:38

For the last 12 months, campaigners have been calling for the immediate release of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone goes back to school

2015-04-14 10:33

Sierra Leone’s 1.8 million children are preparing to return to school, eight months after clashes were shut to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

 

Boko Haram slit throats of 12

2015-04-18 12:35

Boko Haram militants have slit the throats of 12 people in northeast Nigeria as the army was trying to evacuate civilians from the area, a source says.

Boko Haram militants kill at least 10 in north Cameroon – army

2015-04-17 16:23

Fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram have killed at least 10 people in attacks on two villages in neighbouring northern Cameroon, army sources say.

How Nigeria's 'smooth' election nearly went wrong

2015-04-17 10:32

As Muhammadu Buhari closed in on Nigeria’s presidency, an aide to election commission chairperson Attahiru Jega sent a text message to an independent voting monitor, warning of an imminent threat to the electoral process.

Jonathan: No need for intervention in Boko Haram fight

2015-04-17 07:09

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has told the UN his country would not need the help of an international force in the fight against Boko Haram.

Liberia rebuilds devastated child healthcare system

2015-04-16 13:13

Estella Verdier keeps vigil by her sick four-month-old grandson's hospital bed, praying for his recovery but placing her faith in the earthly healing powers of Liberia's first ever children's hospital.

A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles

2015-04-15 13:57

A year after hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted by Islamic militants from their school in north-eastern Nigeria, hope is dwindling, as some think they will never be rescued.

Protest march as Nigeria marks anniversary of schoolgirl kidnappings

2015-04-15 09:03

Nigeria and the world marked the first anniversary of Boko Haram's abduction of 219 schoolgirls with protest marches, candlelit vigils and pledges of solidarity.

Sierra Leone schools re-open after Ebola scare

2015-04-14 20:38

Schools are re-opening in Sierra Leone after the Ebola outbreak forced closures for 9 months.

Buhari 'can't promise' kidnapped girls will be found

2015-04-14 13:27

Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned that he could not make promises on the return of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haran exactly a year ago.

Nigeria marks 1st anniversary of schoolgirl kidnappings

2015-04-14 08:12

Nigeria is marking the first anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of 219 schoolgirls from north-eastern town of Chibok, as part of a series of events planned around the world.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.