Nigerian troops thwart ship hijacking, arrest vandals

2016-10-23 21:00

Nigerian troops have thwarted an attempted hijack of a vessel in the restive Niger Delta and separately arrested five pipeline vandals, a spokesperson says.

Widows of victims of Nigeria's Boko Haram say aid overdue

2016-10-23 15:43

After her husband was killed by a Boko Haram suicide bomber late last year, Hajjagana Mbasaru was forced to pull her children from school and rely on friends to feed them. Read on...

A country divided by kitchen politics

2016-10-23 06:01

The public feud between Nigeria’s president and first lady will do little to put food on ordinary citizens’ tables, writes Azu Ishiekwene.

At least 55 killed in Cameroon train derailment - minister

2016-10-22 09:04

Fifty-five people have been killed and almost 600 injured after a packed Cameroon passenger train derailed, leaving debris strewn across nearby tracks as carriages swung off the rails.

Newly banned Shiite group in Nigeria appeals in court

2016-10-21 08:37

A newly banned Shiite group in northern Nigeria says it is appealing in court against the government decision that observers are warning could spark sustained violence.

I Coast arrests opponents of proposed constitution

2016-10-20 18:16

Ivory Coast police fired tear gas and arrested several political leaders Thursday at a protest in the capital Abidjan against a proposed new constitution, according to an AFP journalist.

Boko Haram razes village near Chibok, locals say

2016-10-19 22:00

Boko Haram has burnt down a village neighbouring the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok where the group kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls two years ago, local residents say.

France: Equatorial Guinea's world court case is abuse of law

2016-10-18 19:46

France has told judges at the UN's highest court that they do not have jurisdiction in a case brought by Equatorial Guinea aimed at halting a Paris money-laundering case against the son of the African nation's president.

Doctor describes first sight of cousins kidnapped by Boko Haram

2016-10-18 12:06

A Nigerian doctor has reportedly described the moment when one of his cousins saw him at the official reunion ceremony for Chibok families in Abuja.

Boko Haram claims attack on soldiers in NE Nigeria

2016-10-18 10:58

Boko Haram has claimed it killed 20 soldiers in northeastern Nigeria, in violence marring the celebrations following the release of some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.


At least 83 Nigerian soldiers 'missing in Boko Haram attack'

2016-10-23 18:11

Senior military officers say 83 soldiers are missing after Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked a remote base in northeastern Nigeria.

Niger town fears for abducted US aid worker 'Jeff'

2016-10-23 11:43

For people living in the small city of Abalak in central Niger, the abduction of a longtime US aid worker over a week ago has left them angry and anxious.

Cameroon rail accident toll rises to at least 60

2016-10-22 16:04

The death toll from the Cameroon rail accident has risen to 60, a hospital source says after a passenger train derailed between two main cities.

Burkina Faso says it has thwarted a coup attempt

2016-10-21 19:00

Ouagadougou - Security officials in Burkina Faso say they have foiled another coup plot in this west African nation and blame it on former presidential guards.

Top Africa stories : Nigeria, I Coast, Zim, DRC

2016-10-20 21:05

Opponents of Mugabe ready for fresh demonstrations after police ban, I coast detains opposition leaders after mass protest and Nigerian president Buhari meets 21 Chibok schoolgirls.

Nigeria's leader meets Chibok girls, vows to free the rest

2016-10-20 06:00

Nigeria's president has vowed to "redouble" efforts to secure the release of nearly 200 schoolgirls who remain missing more than two years after being abducted by Boko Haram extremists.

Boko Haram overruns Nigerian military base in northeast

2016-10-19 16:51

Nigeria's army says Boko Haram Islamic insurgents have overrun a remote border military camp in the northeast, leaving 13 soldiers wounded and an unknown number missing

Chibok leader: Over 100 girls unwilling to leave Boko Haram

2016-10-18 16:07

Nigeria's government is negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction two and a half ago, but more than 100 others appear unwilling to leave their Boko Haram captors, a community leader says.

WATCH: Benin leader swaps presidential jet for motorcade for trip to Togo

2016-10-18 10:58

Benin President Patrice Talon has earned social media praises after opting to travel to neighbouring Togo by road, a report says.

Nigeria: Victims burnt beyond recognition in Fulani herdsmen attacks

2016-10-18 08:50

A farmers organisation in northwest Nigeria says 40 people were killed in attacks believed to have been carried out by Fulani herdsmen over the weekend.

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