ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

Three dead as suicide blasts rock Nigeria migrant camp

2017-03-22 21:05

At least four suicide blasts rocked a camp for migrants fleeing Boko Haram insurgents in restive northeastern Nigeria, killing at least three people and wounding 20, officials say.

Religious TV station in Senegal accidentally airs porn

2017-03-22 19:02

An Islamic television station in Senegal says it has filed a formal complaint against unknown saboteur "X'' for taking over the network and airing pornography instead of its regularly scheduled religious programming.

8 killed as suicide bombers target Nigerian city: Officials

2017-03-22 15:08

Nigerian officials say at least eight people have been killed after five suicide bombers attacked the northeastern city of Maiduguri.

Nigerian rights group denounces 'attacks' on Amnesty office in Abuja

2017-03-22 08:33

A Nigerian rights group has called for an investigation into "attacks" on the Amnesty International office in Abuja following heavy criticism by the country's military.

Ghana shuts tourist site where 20 died in freak tree accident

2017-03-21 19:37

Ghanaian authorities have closed the popular tourist destination of Kintampo Falls after 20 people died in a tree fall tragedy, officials said Monday.

Attack in central Nigeria kills at least 17, official says

2017-03-21 17:26

A Nigerian official says at least 17 people have been killed in an attack on a community in Benue state in the central part of the country.

Gambian protesters demand ex-spy chief's execution

2017-03-21 13:30

Gambian protesters have called for the execution of the former head of the nation's intelligence agency and eight subordinates, as the men appeared in court charged with murdering a political activist.

Top Africa stories: Ghana, Zim, Moz

2017-03-20 20:12

A Zimbabwean pastor who was jailed for predicting Robert Mugabe's death says he collected a tin of lice to show the veteran leader, and at least 20 students died after trees fell on them while swimming in a river during a storm in Ghana.

WATCH: Newborn screening needed for sickle cell anemia in Nigeria

2017-03-20 15:32

Nigeria has the highest rate of sickle cell in the world," Bujola Bolarinwa, president of the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation in Abuja says.

At least 20 students dead in Ghana waterfall accident

2017-03-20 06:08

At least 20 students have died after trees fell on them while swimming in a river during a storm in Ghana, emergency officials say.

 

Top Africa Stories: Zim, DRC, Nigeria

2017-03-22 20:04

There's an explanation for President Robert Mugabe's "scruffy" white shirt in Mauritius this week, and the ICC has jailed ex-DRC VP Jean-Pierre Bemba for a year for bribing witnesses.

46 people killed in March ethnic clashes in Nigeria: police

2017-03-22 19:02

At least 46 people were killed and almost 100 others wounded in clashes between rival ethnic groups in southwest Nigeria earlier this month, says police.

Multiple bomb blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria

2017-03-22 10:54

Suicide bomb blasts have rocked a camp for migrants who have fled Boko Haram insurgents near Nigeria's restive northeastern city of Maiduguri, officials say.

Cameroon expelled 2 600 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram: UN

2017-03-21 19:37

More than 2 600 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram jihadists have been forced to go home since the start of the year, says the UN.

Buhari slam Nigeria market place attack after gunmen kill 17 people

2017-03-21 19:37

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the "loss of lives", after gunmen killed 17 people, mostly women and children, after invading a farming community in central Nigeria.

Boko Haram leader in new video vows to establish caliphate

2017-03-21 15:33

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in a new video is vowing to continue his insurgency until he establishes an Islamic caliphate across west and central Africa.

'I'm thankful I'm alive,' says Ghana tree fall tragedy survivor, as dad looks on

2017-03-21 09:29

One of the survivors of the Ghana waterfall accident that killed at least 18 university students, Frank Adansi-Bonnah, has recounted how the tragedy occurred, saying "I'm thankful I'm alive".

Ghanaian jailed in Sicily; migrants say he tortured them

2017-03-20 16:28

A young man from Ghana has been jailed after migrants told authorities he tortured them while they were in Libya awaiting smugglers to send them by boat to Italy, police say.

Ghana waterfall accident: Minister expresses sympathies to families of victims

2017-03-20 14:13

Ghana's tourism minister Catherine Afeku has expressed sympathies to the families of the victims who were caught in the rainstorm at Kintampo waterfalls.

3 suicide bombers kill 4 in northeastern Nigeria

2017-03-19 19:45

A Nigerian police officer says three suicide bombers have detonated themselves, killing at least four people in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital

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