ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

Nigeria sends in troops, police after ethnic clashes

2017-06-23 21:29

Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo has ordered troops in to keep the peace in the restive state of Taraba after deadly clashes between herders and farmers.

Nigeria's northern Christians worried over quit notice

2017-06-23 20:29

Okechukwu Ugo has been left in a predicament after an ultimatum was issued for all southern Christians of Igbo heritage to leave Nigeria's Muslim-majority north.

Burkina Faso to invest $700m to fight extremism

2017-06-23 15:33

Burkina Faso's government has announced it will invest more than $700m over four years to eradicate poverty in the Sahel and northern region of the West African country to prevent youth from joining jihadi groups.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Zambia, Angola

2017-06-23 08:37

President Robert Mugabe has reportedly moved to stop his wife, Grace's ambition to succeed him, and an expert on Africa says "something is definitely wrong" in Zambia as the country "slips into dictatorship".

World population to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, UN says

2017-06-22 12:59

The world's current population of 7.6 billion will balloon to 9.8 billion in 2050, with India's numbers to surpass China's in just seven years, a UN report says.

Mali says 1 woman still missing after attack on resort

2017-06-21 21:35

Authorities in Mali say one woman is still missing three days after Islamic extremists attacked a resort area near the capital.

Heavy rains have killed 15 in Ivory Coast

2017-06-21 21:35

The heavy rains drenching Ivory Coast since May have killed at least 15 people in the economic capital Abidjan and injured over two dozen, says the government.

Court gives Lagos poor demolition reprieve

2017-06-21 20:37

Impoverished fishing communities in Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, celebrated a court ruling that has said government demolitions of their homes were illegal.

UN warns against refugee returns to Nigeria from Cameroon

2017-06-21 17:32

The UN has voiced alarm at the many Nigerian refugees returning from Cameroon to Banki, a border town clouded by Boko Haram violence and already struggling with overstretched supplies and services.

France, US agree UN draft on anti-jihadist Sahel force

2017-06-20 22:07

France and the United States have reached an agreement on a draft UN resolution that would pave the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region, diplomats have said.

 

Three arrested in Nigeria over 'Eid attack plot'

2017-06-23 21:29

Nigeria's intelligence service has said it had thwarted a plan to target Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan after fears that Boko Haram was planning a major attack.

Ghana assures public of security of ex-Guantanamo detainees

2017-06-23 19:36

Ghana's government has sought to reassure the public that two former Guantanamo prisoners living in the West African nation remained under supervision, a day after a court ruled their arrival was unconstitutional without parliament's approval.

Ghana court rules transfer of ex-Guantanamo detainees unconstitutional

2017-06-23 14:05

Ghana's Supreme Court has ruled that the transfer of two former Guantanamo Bay detainees to the country is unconstitutional without parliamentary approval.

Ghana: Decision on Guantanamo detainees 'unconstitutional'

2017-06-22 20:09

Ghana's Supreme Court has declared "unconstitutional" the decision by former President John Mahama to allow two former Guantanamo Bay detainees entry into the West African country.

Six killed in Cameroon suicide attack

2017-06-22 06:02

A double suicide attack has killed six civilians in Cameroon's restive Far North, which is regularly hit by Nigeria-based Boko Haram jihadists, security sources say.

Five killed in Boko Haram mine blast, ambush

2017-06-21 21:35

Five people have been killed in a landmine explosion and a roadside ambush in northeast Nigeria blamed on Boko Haram , the civilian militia and police have said.

Mali delays constitutional referendum to cool tensions

2017-06-21 21:35

Mali has delayed a constitutional referendum due to be held on July 9 in the face of heavy political opposition and street protests.

UN Security Council unanimously welcomes Sahel force

2017-06-21 19:31

The UN Security Council unanimously has adopted a resolution that paves the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Somalia, Mali

2017-06-21 08:26

A Zimbabwean magistrate has finally dismissed charges against 51 anti-Mugabe protesters arrested last year, and an al-Qaeda-linked group has claimed an attack at a resort area in Mali.

Mali ex-rebels reject national charter on peace deal anniversary

2017-06-20 22:07

Mali's former rebel alliance have rejected a national reconciliation charter unveiled on the second anniversary of the signing a peace deal with the government, underscoring the country's fraying peace process.

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