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Nigeria confirms three cases of monkeypox

2017-10-17 09:05

Nigeria says it had confirmed three cases of monkeypox after receiving dozens of reports of the disease since last month in seven states across the country's south.

Nigeria: Pro-Biafran leader missing on eve of treason trial

2017-10-16 16:34

The leader of a pro-Biafran separatist group in Nigeria has apparently gone missing, prompting speculation as to his whereabouts on the eve of his trial on treason charges.

Nigeria says no plan to issue visas on arrival for all Africans

2017-10-16 08:23

Nigeria's government says no plans to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans

Weah and Boakai edge towards Liberia presidential run-off

2017-10-15 14:14

Former football star George Weah and incumbent Vice-President Joseph Boakai have edged closer to competing in a run-off vote for Liberia's presidency, with three quarters of polling stations counted.

Crashed I Coast plane chartered by French army: military source

2017-10-14 19:00

An Antonov cargo plane that crashed off Ivory Coast, killing four, was chartered by the French army as part of the anti-jihadist Operation Barkhane, military sources has said.

Nigeria to start issuing visas on arrival for Africans: AU

2017-10-14 15:01

Nigeria has decided to start issuing visas on arrival for all Africans, the African Union has said, in a major step toward the goal of free movement on the continent.

UN chief: Donors kept famine at bay, but more aid needed

2017-10-14 11:00

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the need for humanitarian aid in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria has increased.

Nigerian gets 3 years in US prison for $1.3m online fraud

2017-10-13 20:00

Prosecutors say a Nigerian man living in Texas must serve three years in a US prison for a more than $1.3m internet scam with fake passports and romance schemes.

Nigerian pop music: in the shadow of Fela Kuti

2017-10-13 16:52

Fela Kuti was known as "the King of Afrobeat". Krizbeatz calls himself "the King of AfroDance", the Nigerian music that has got millions dancing across Africa and the world.

Cameroon probes deadly unrest in restive anglophone region

2017-10-13 15:39

Cameroon has launched a probe into recent deadly violence linked to a symbolic declaration of independence in the west African nation's English-speaking region.

 

Pan-African parliament in grip of existential crisis

2017-10-17 09:05

Though its motto is "one Africa, one voice", the reality of "Africa's parliament" could not be more different.

Niger town calls for release of abducted US aid worker

2017-10-16 10:01

A small central city in Niger has called for the "unconditional release" of a longtime US aid worker abducted in 2016, whose fate is unknown a year later.

Weah, Boakai in Liberian presidential run-off

2017-10-16 06:00

Liberia's electoral commission has announced that a run-off vote for the presidency will be held between former footballer George Weah and incumbent Vice President Joseph Boakai.

Soccer star still leading in Liberia presidential election

2017-10-15 08:00

Liberia's National Election Commission says former international soccer star George Weah is still leading the presidential election with nearly three-quarters of the ballots counted

Cargo plane crashes in sea off Ivory Coast after takeoff

2017-10-14 15:01

A cargo plane has crashed into the Atlantic Ocean after taking off from Ivory Coast's international airport in Abidjan, while witnesses say they saw four bodies amid the wreckage.

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

2017-10-14 11:00

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.

Weah maintains lead in Liberia election's early results

2017-10-14 09:00

Former international soccer star George Weah has maintained an early lead in Liberia's election as the West African nation released a second round of provisional results of the vote to succeed Africa's first female president.

Nigeria says 45 jailed at Boko Haram secret trials

2017-10-13 20:00

Nigeria's government has said 45 Boko Haram members had been sentenced to between three and 31 years in jail after being convicted at secret trials.

Nigeria parliament backs probe into president's clinic

2017-10-13 15:39

Nigerian lawmakers are to look into the financing of the country's presidential health facility, after criticism it lacks drugs and equipment despite massive government funding.

Liberia election first results: Weah takes early lead

2017-10-13 08:59

Former international soccer star George Weah has taken an early lead in Liberia's presidential election as the West African nation begins releasing provisional results.

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