ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

Babies killed in Guinea-Bissau building collapse

2015-08-04 22:09

A four-storey building in Guinea-Bissau has collapsed, killing 11 people including two babies.

US legislator: Nigerian army needs training, not arms

2015-08-04 18:25

The leader of a US Congressional delegation says the United States is ready to provide training to Nigeria to aid its battle against Islamic extremists.

14 illegal gold miners victims of landslide in Liberia

2015-08-04 16:24

At least 14 men illegally mining gold in Liberia’s west have fallen victim to a landslide which left them trapped under rubble, a report says.

ICC must probe president's camp for wartime abuses - HRW

2015-08-04 12:04

The ICC must broaden its investigation into the violence that ripped Ivory Coast apart in 2010 and 2011 to include violations committed by loyalists of President Alassane Ouattara, HRW says.

11 soldiers killed in attack on Mali camp

2015-08-04 07:47

Eleven soldiers have been killed in a “terrorist” attack on their camp in northern Mali’s Timbuktu region, a government statement says, an assault claimed by al-Qaeda’s front group in the region.

Islamists attack Mali army base

2015-08-03 16:28

At least 10 soldiers have been killed in an insurgent attack on their camp in northern Mali's Timbuktu region.

2 Malian soldiers killed in suspected jihadist attack

2015-08-03 12:42

Two Malian soldiers were killed and four others injured in a weekend ambush in an area notorious for jihadist attacks, officials say.

Boko Haram kills 13 villagers in attack in NE Nigeria

2015-08-03 07:29

Boko Haram fighters have killed 13 people in an attack on Malari village in northeast Nigeria’s restive Borno state, witnesses say.

Mali soldiers killed in convoy ambush

2015-08-02 22:30

A convoy in the centre of Mali has been ambushed.

10 killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian village

2015-07-31 19:59

At least 10 people have been killed when Boko Haram Islamist gunmen raided a village in Nigeria's northeastern Yobe state in a revenge attack against local vigilantes, an official says.

 

8 killed, 100 kidnapped in suspected Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

2015-08-04 21:24

At least eight people have been killed and about 100 kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in an overnight raid on a village near Cameroon's northern border.

Cameroon expels 1 000s of Nigerians in Boko Haram fight

2015-08-04 17:25

Cameroon officials say they have expelled more than 3 000 Nigerians as part of the fight against the Nigerian-born Islamic extremist group which has launched attacks across borders.

Gabon leader's chief-of-staff freed after being held in Paris

2015-08-04 14:53

The Gabonese president’s chief-of-staff has been freed after being briefly detained at a Paris airport on suspicion of corruption as he was about to fly back to Libreville.

China's foreign minister to visit Ebola-affected countries

2015-08-04 07:47

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is set to leave this week on a visit to three of the African nations hardest hit by an outbreak of the Ebola virus, the foreign ministry says.

Nigerian banks name and shame bad debtors

2015-08-03 19:30

Nigerian commercial lenders have listed hundreds of bad debtors in full-page newspaper adverts under orders from the central bank aimed at avoiding a repeat of an industry bailout.

Head of CDC in Sierra Leone as concerns grow from new case

2015-08-03 15:52

The director of the US CDC is in Sierra Leone for consultations on Ebola and the country’s health system as new concerns grow about how many people may have been infected by a single case in the Tonkolili District

Nigerian army rescues 178 abducted by Boko Haram

2015-08-03 10:44

The Nigerian military has rescued at least 178 people abducted by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, a report says.

Nigerian army frees 178 Boko Haram hostages

2015-08-03 06:02

The Nigerian army has freed 178 people being held hostage by Boko Haram, including more than 100 children, following a series of deadly attacks.

Cameroon deports 2 000 Nigerians in fight against Boko Haram

2015-08-01 14:07

Cameroon has deported more than 2 000 Nigerians who were living in the country illegally as part of new security measures intended to prevent suicide attacks by Boko Haram jihadists, sources say.

Chad army: Over 100 militants killed in anti-Boko Haram operation

2015-07-31 15:12

At least 100 jihadist fighters have been killed in an operation against Boko Haram Islamists holed up on the island of Lake Chad, the Chadian army says.

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