ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

Nigeria's vice-president and a fragile peace in the delta

2017-03-25 14:05

While Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari was receiving treatment in London for an undisclosed illness, his energetic deputy Yemi Osinbajo was wooing the country's oil heartland.

Burkina links I Coast jihadist with hotel attack in capital

2017-03-24 22:00

A jihadist accused of masterminding a deadly attack in Ivory Coast is also suspected of having planned a major assault in Burkina Faso's capital last year, says a senior official.

Geologist for Shell says company hid Nigeria spill dangers

2017-03-24 19:31

Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, says a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational.

Abducted French national is 'in Sudan': Chad minister

2017-03-24 18:31

A French national abducted from southeastern Chad is in neighbouring Sudan, a Chadian minister has said. .

Gambia to set up truth commission and offer reparations

2017-03-24 15:31

Gambia will set up a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed by the former regime, and it will offer to pay reparations to victims, Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambedou says.

Police kill at least 1 student demonstrator in Sierra Leone

2017-03-24 13:00

Amnesty International says Sierra Leone security forces have killed at least one person and injured two others after opening fire on students demonstrating in the city of Bo.

10 dead, 14 injured in central Mali ethnic clashes

2017-03-24 08:53

At least 10 people have died in violent clashes between two ethnic groups in central Mali, a security ministry source says, as tensions grow over land use and food scarcity in the region.

Three dead as suicide blasts rock Nigeria migrant camp

2017-03-22 21:05

At least four suicide blasts rocked a camp for migrants fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in restive northeastern Nigeria, killing at least three people and wounding 20, officials say.

Religious TV station in Senegal accidentally airs porn

2017-03-22 19:02

An Islamic television station in Senegal says it has filed a formal complaint against unknown saboteur "X'' for taking over the network and airing pornography instead of its regularly scheduled religious programming.

8 killed as suicide bombers target Nigerian city: Officials

2017-03-22 15:08

Nigerian officials say at least eight people have been killed after five suicide bombers attacked the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

 

Top Africa stories: Zim, Egypt, Mali

2017-03-25 07:14

Zimbabwean opposition parties are on the verge of forming a formidable coalition ahead of next years presidential election, and Egyptian long time autocratic Hosni Mubarak has been released from jail.

116 million African children to get polio vaccines: WHO

2017-03-24 20:33

The World Health Organization says 116 million children are to receive polio vaccines in 13 countries in west and central Africa as part of efforts to eradicate the disease on the continent.

Burkina Faso forces kill key jihadist, arrest others

2017-03-24 19:31

Burkina Faso's government says its military forces have killed a key jihadist and arrested 18 others in the country's north, close to the West African nation's border with Mali.

Student dies in violent Sierra Leone university protests

2017-03-24 18:31

A student has been killed and several others injured at a university near Sierra Leone's southern city of Bo after police fired tear gas and live bullets during protests over a lecturers' strike, say police sources.

PICS: Exiled Gambian ex-leader Jammeh works on farm in Equatorial Guinea

2017-03-24 13:00

Pictures of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh working on a farm in Equatorial Guinea have emerged on social media.

Divine diamonds: Sierra Leone pastor's 709-carat find

2017-03-24 10:56

Evangelical preacher Emmanuel Momoh prayed for five years that he would discover the diamond he needed to pull his family out of poverty in eastern Sierra Leone.

French national abducted in Chad: French military source

2017-03-23 19:04

A French national has been abducted in the central African nation of Chad, a French military source has said.

Top Africa Stories: Zim, DRC, Nigeria

2017-03-22 20:04

There's an explanation for President Robert Mugabe's "scruffy" white shirt in Mauritius this week, and the ICC has jailed ex-DRC VP Jean-Pierre Bemba for a year for bribing witnesses.

46 people killed in March ethnic clashes in Nigeria: police

2017-03-22 19:02

At least 46 people were killed and almost 100 others wounded in clashes between rival ethnic groups in southwest Nigeria earlier this month, says police.

Multiple bomb blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria

2017-03-22 10:54

Suicide bomb blasts have rocked a camp for migrants who have fled Boko Haram insurgents near Nigeria's restive northeastern city of Maiduguri, officials say.

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