ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

UK's decision to pull out of the EU 'to impact negatively on Nigerians'

2016-06-24 13:15

The decision of Britain to pull out of the European Union will undoubtedly have a negative impact on Nigerians as the country is a member of the British Commonwealth.

Nearly 200 die in a month at Boko Haram displaced camp

2016-06-23 10:19

Nearly 200 people have died in the last month at a camp for people made homeless by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria, an aid agency says, warning of a growing malnutrition crisis.

Niger's Diffa suffers under Boko Haram violence

2016-06-22 10:45

Outside the Diffa grand mosque in Niger's southeast, two soldiers stand at the ready, rifles pointed at the wave of worshippers walking towards them.

Nigeriens who fled Boko Haram attack in 'great distress' - minister

2016-06-17 11:29

Tens of thousands of Nigeriens who fled a deadly Boko Haram attack are in "great distress", with many lacking food and healthcare, says Niger's interior minister during a visit to the displaced.

Floods leave 10 dead in Ghana

2016-06-16 17:23

Widespread downpours in Ghana have caused widespread flooding and at least 10 people have died in the deluge with more rain expected.

Gambia bans drumming, dancing and music during Ramadan

2016-06-14 08:58

The Gambia has banned music, dancing and drumming during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, on pain of being arrested – and people are complying, police say.

Dozens of Nigerian army officers sacked

2016-06-11 20:15

Nigeria's army says it is firing many senior officers accused of corruption and stealing billions of dollars meant to buy arms to fight the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency.

Militants claim fresh oil attack in Nigeria

2016-06-10 15:39

A Niger delta militant group has claimed a fresh attack on a pipeline operated by the Nigerian subsidiary of Italy's Eni in the restive oil-producing south.

Nigerian oil rebels reject peace talks

2016-06-08 14:18

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) militant group have rejected a truce offer to end attacks on key oil infrastructure that has cut output in Nigeria.

Nigeria seeks talks to end oil attacks

2016-06-07 19:03

Nigeria is planning peace talks with militants in the oil-producing south to end attacks that have slashed output.

 

Nigeria intensifies search for 2 Nigerians, 5 foreigners

2016-06-24 11:55

Nigerian authorities say a "very intense search" is under way for three Australians, two Nigerians, a New Zealander and a South African kidnapped in an ambush that killed their driver.

No demands from Nigerian kidnappers yet - SA government

2016-06-23 10:14

The international relations department is following up on police reports that a South African has been kidnapped in Nigeria, says spokesperson Nelson Kgwete.

Seven Niger gendarmes killed in refugee camp attack

2016-06-18 12:47

Seven gendarmes have been killed in an attack on a refugee camp in Niger hosting civilians who have fled Boko Haram, security and humanitarian sources say.

Somalis suffocate in truck in Lusaka

2016-06-16 21:09

Reports from Lusaka say several Somali nationals have died of suffocation in a container truck after officials stopped it after banging sounds were heard.

Bodies of migrants abandoned by people smugglers found in Niger desert

2016-06-16 10:26

The bodies of 34 migrants, including 20 children, who were abandoned by people smugglers while trying to reach Algeria, have been found in the Niger desert.

Don't drop the ball on Ebola fight - report

2016-06-13 10:37

A vaccine alone will not eliminate the threat of the Ebola virus, which in the most recent epidemic killed more than 11 000 people, according to a new global report.

Boko Haram displaced face food crisis

2016-06-10 21:06

A report says at least 10 people are "starving to death" every day in a camp in northeast Nigeria for people displaced by Boko Haram violence.

West Africa marks end of deadly Ebola outbreak

2016-06-09 19:05

Liberia says it is free of Ebola, meaning there are now no known cases in west Africa of the tropical virus that has left more than 11 300 people dead in the region since late 2013.

Medical aid group urges better HIV treatment in West Africa

2016-06-08 12:44

Governments need to improve access to HIV treatment in West and Central Africa, where critical medicines reach less than one-third of those in need, Doctors Without Borders say.

50 000 flee Boko Haram attacks in Niger

2016-06-07 16:38

About 50 000 people have fled a town in Niger's troubled southeast after deadly attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

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