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Nigeria jihadists kill 6 villagers: militia

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Boko Haram jihadists killed six men in a village in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday in what appeared to be a targeted reprisal attack, a militia fighting the group says.

Ailing Nigeria president cancels cabinet meeting

2017-08-23 16:56

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled the weekly cabinet meeting he was due to lead, the first since returning from a long overseas medical absence, raising questions about his health.

Nigeria seizes properties linked to ex-oil minister

2017-08-23 15:56

A Nigerian court has confiscated four large housing complexes worth $7m from a former oil minister accused of corruption on Tuesday as fraud investigators continue to claw back her fortune.

LATEST: At least 2 children among victims of Guinea landslide disaster

2017-08-23 08:32

Authorities in the west African nation of Guinea say at least five people are dead after a landslide buried residents in a suburb of the capital. Two children are among the victims.

UN slams use of children in Nigeria bombings

2017-08-22 20:26

The United Nations has voiced alarm at Boko Haram jihadists' surging use of children, mainly girls, as human bombs in northeastern Nigeria, describing the practice as an "atrocity".

Eight killed in Guinea in rubbish dump landslide

2017-08-22 19:03

Eight people have died and dozens were injured in the West African state of Guinea when a rubbish dump on the outskirts of the capital collapsed after heavy rain.

Rodents force Nigerian president to work from home

2017-08-22 17:59

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office during a more than 100-day overseas medical absence, a presidential spokesperson has said.

What we need to learn from Freetown's landslide tragedy

2017-08-22 16:29

Last week, disaster hit Sierra Leone, one of the jewels of Africa. At least 500 people were killed after a mudslide tore through a suburb of the capital Freetown. This is a moment of pain that will forever be etched in our memories as Africans.

Top Africa stories: SADC, Zim, Nigeria

2017-08-22 06:32

Zimbabwe's vice president has returned home from SA after "food poisoning treatment" , and Nigerians have celebrated the return of President Muhammadu Buhari with thanksgiving services.

Ailing Nigerian leader Buhari slams divisions after absence

2017-08-21 11:58

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has taken to state TV in his first speech since returning from a long medical absence in the Britain in a bid to dampen mounting separatist tensions in the country.

 

Chad shuts Qatari embassy, tells staff to leave

2017-08-23 18:10

Chad says it is closing Qatar's embassy in N'Djamena and giving its staff 10 days to leave, accusing Doha of seeking to destabilise the country via Libya.

Suicide bomber kills 4 in northern Cameroon

2017-08-23 16:56

A child bomber has killed four members of a local self-defence group in northern Cameroon, an area often targeted by Boko Haram jihadists in their long-running insurgency.

Sierra Leone mudslide: What, where and why?

2017-08-23 12:00

Here is what we know so far about a mudslide that killed more than 400 people in the mountain town of Regent on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, S Leone, Nigeria

2017-08-23 06:20

News24 takes a look at how powerful Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe is, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will work from home after rodents damaged his official office.

In devastated S Leone, ghosts of pupils haunt ruined school

2017-08-22 20:26

Ann-Marie Caulker scrolls through the images on her smartphone: the faces of young girls who were her some of her brightest students at school in Freetown until the landslide hit.

Tensions in Togo as anti-Gnassingbe rally turns deadly

2017-08-22 17:59

Tensions have erupted in Togo after protests against the ruling Gnassingbe family dynasty over the weekend turned deadly.

UN: Boko Haram use of kids as 'human bombs' soars in 2017

2017-08-22 16:29

Unicef is reporting a four-fold increase in use of children as "human bombs" by the radical Boko Haram group in northeastern Nigeria already this year compares to all of 2016.

WATCH: Sierra Leone mudslide survivors angry as hundreds remain missing

2017-08-22 13:38

It has been a week since mudslides buried large areas of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, and hundreds of people are still missing.

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram

2017-08-21 20:36

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari vows to reinvigorate battle against Boko Haram Islamic extremists in address to the nation after more than three months in London for medical treatment

Nigerian president addresses nation after months away

2017-08-21 10:24

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is addressing the nation after spending more than three months in London for medical treatment.

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