ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

Powerful Nigerian Muslim leader investigated for corruption

2017-04-26 13:04

A powerful Nigerian Muslim leader is reportedly being investigated on allegations of corruption.

From exile to appeal: Key dates since Habre fled Chad

2017-04-26 07:30

Key dates in Chad since the overthrow of former dictator Hissene Habre to his appeal against a life sentence for war crimes and crimes against humanity alleged to have occurred between 1982 and 1990:

Chad's Habre awaits appeal verdict for war crimes

2017-04-25 16:00

Chad's former president Hissene Habre is set to hear the final decision on an appeal against a life sentence for war crimes following his landmark conviction last year.

Cameroon jails RFI journalist for 10 years

2017-04-25 09:00

A Cameroon military tribunal has jailed a Radio France International correspondent to 10 years in prison for what it said was his "failure to denounce acts of terrorism."

Suicide bombers kill four in NE Nigeria: vigilantes

2017-04-24 14:35

Four people were killed in two separate suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria, local militia members have said, in the latest violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

Gambia soldiers, regional forces clash outside Jammeh home

2017-04-22 09:02

West African forces clashed with Gambian soldiers loyal to former leader Yahya Jammeh, shooting and injuring three who were guarding graves at his home, the soldiers have said.

Boko Haram raid killed nine Nigerian soldiers

2017-04-21 13:21

Nine Nigerian soldiers were killed and 14 others are missing feared abducted after an attack this week by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the violence-torn northeast, security sources have said.

Mali extends state of emergency as jihadist attacks persist

2017-04-20 21:30

A state of emergency that has been in force almost non-stop for 17 months in Mali was extended by 10 days from April 20, says the government.

Aid group says Cameroon expelling refugees to Nigeria

2017-04-20 12:00

The Doctors Without Borders aid group says it has witnessed Cameroon's military returning Nigerian refugees to their country as the number of people fleeing hunger and Boko Haram extremist violence there has mounted.

Gravesites used to hide looted cash in Nigeria – report

2017-04-20 06:09

The Nigerian anti-graft agency has reportedly been told by whistle blowers that looters are hiding money in cemeteries.

 

As bibliomania hits Guinea, book lovers seize rare chance

2017-04-26 10:02

As Conakry's year as World Book Capital gets under way, book lovers in Guinea are seizing a rare opportunity to instil a lifelong appreciation for the written word in a nation where most people are illiterate.

20 dead after boat capsizes in Senegal

2017-04-25 17:00

Firefighters say at least 20 people, the vast majority of them women, have been killed after their wooden boat capsized off the coast of central Senegal.

17 women dead as fishing boat capsizes in central Senegal

2017-04-25 13:00

A Senegalese radio station says 17 women have drowned and at least 40 others are injured after their boat capsized near a village in central Senegal.

Nigeria shows off new air assets for Boko Haram fight

2017-04-25 07:30

Nigeria's air force has shown off new assets it says will be used to combat the Boko Haram insurgency in its north and oil militants in its south.

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

2017-04-24 12:35

A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization has said, with 360 000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.

Journalist faces death penalty in Cameroon

2017-04-21 19:27

Radio France International journalist Ahmed Abba is reportedly at risk of being sentenced to death after being convicted by a military court in Cameroon.

Gambia's race to save its 'Roots' on Kunta Kinteh island

2017-04-21 09:10

As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinte, immortalised in print and on screen in "Roots", put The Gambia on the map for historical tourism.

Nigeria's meningitis outbreak kills 745 so far: Officials

2017-04-20 14:28

Nigeria's meningitis outbreak has killed 745 since surfacing in December, officials say.

53 arrested in Nigeria for celebrating gay wedding: Police

2017-04-20 10:32

Nigerian police say they have arrested 53 young men who celebrated a gay wedding and charged them with "belonging to a gang of unlawful society."

Nigeria suspends intel chief over $43 million cash stash

2017-04-19 21:03

Nigeria's president has suspended the country's intelligence chief over the recent discovery of $43 million in cash in a Lagos apartment.

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