Nigerian suicide bomber gets cold feet

2016-02-11 22:50

Local Nigerian officials say a teenage girl packed with explosives by a Nigerian rebel group ripped off her vest to avoid taking part in an attack on a refugee camp.

Two Nigeria ferries collide

2016-02-11 15:57

At least eight people have drowned in northern Nigeria after a canoe ferrying traders capsized and panicked passengers in another boat jumped into the river.

Ghana town under curfew after clashes

2016-02-11 10:18

Authorities have imposed a curfew in a Ghanaian town that was the scene of bloody clashes between Muslims and non-Muslims over land, in which dozens were injured.

Female bombers kill 56 in Nigerian refugee camp

2016-02-10 20:45

Health and rescue officials say two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people.

Mali army vehicle hits land mine

2016-02-10 16:04

Mali's defence ministry says 3 soldiers have been killed after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Mali's central Mopti region

Chad's president to run for fifth term

2016-02-10 07:59

Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno, who has been in power since 1990, will run for a fifth term in office after being chosen as his party's candidate.

Latest Sierra Leone Ebola case cured

2016-02-09 21:40

Sierra Leone's most recent case of Ebola has been cured, but more testing is required before the latest outbreak can be seen as resolved.

'Criminal' reputation has made you unwelcome abroad, Buhari tells Nigerians

2016-02-09 11:57

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has told his countrymen to stop trying to seek asylum in Britain, saying their "criminal" reputation has led to them not being accepted abroad.

Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests

2016-02-08 20:07

The arrests of four imams in Senegal have underscored fears that extremism could be taking hold in pockets of the long-moderate predominantly Muslim country.

Nigerian govt admits budget imperfections, welcomes criticism

2016-02-08 12:09

The Nigerian presidency has admitted to imperfections in its 2016 national budget proposal, saying that "well-meaning criticism" is welcomed from the public, a report says.


Mali customs post fired on from bakkies

2016-02-11 21:01

A customs officer and two civilians have been killed in an attack by suspected jihadists in northern Mali.

19.9 women suffer genital mutilation in Nigeria – Unicef

2016-02-11 12:15

The Unicef has lamented the high rate of female genital mutilation in Nigeria, disclosing that at least 19.9 million women have gone through the procedure in the country to date, a report says.

Nigeria's army accuse 2 soldiers of arming Boko Haram

2016-02-11 07:39

Nigeria's army says it has arrested two soldiers trying to ferry a large quantity of arms and ammunition to Boko Haram Islamic extremists

At least six dead in Cameroon double suicide attack

2016-02-10 17:07

At least six civilians have been killed and over 30 injured in a double suicide attack in Cameroon's northern border region with Nigeria.

Top Nigerian military officer arrested over arms scandal

2016-02-10 12:15

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has announced the arrest of a top military official in connection with an arms scandal in the country, according to a report.

'ISIS recruiter' arrested in northern Nigeria

2016-02-09 22:31

Nigeria's intelligence agency says it had arrested a recruiter for the Islamic State group, as well as seven alleged members of the Boko Haram offshoot Ansaru.

Nigeria's most wanted corruption suspect lives in UK - Buhari

2016-02-09 13:51

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that one of Nigeria's biggest corruption suspects is currently residing in the United Kingdom, according to a report.

Habre had power of life and death

2016-02-09 08:36

Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre had the 'power of life and death' over his people, a lawyer for victims of atrocities carried out during his 1980s reign says.

Judge rejects appeal of TB Joshua building collapse

2016-02-08 17:02

A judge has dismissed a bid by two contractors to stop their trial for criminal negligence over a building collapse at a Nigerian megachurch that killed 116 worshippers.

Militants free Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso

2016-02-07 12:38

Militants have freed an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso, a spokesperson for the president of neighbouring Niger has said.

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