UPDATE: More than 60 killed in NE Nigeria suicide blasts

2018-05-01 21:29

Suicide bombers have killed more than 60 people at a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria, in a twin attack bearing the hallmarks of Boko Haram and a day after US President Donald Trump pledged greater support to fight the Islamist militants.

Fears of another Chibok in Nigeria after school attack

2018-02-20 19:48

A Boko Haram attack on a girls school in northeast Nigeria has revived fears of another Chibok-style mass kidnapping, even as the government claims the jihadists are on the verge of defeat.

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.

UN: Boko Haram's toll includes 515 000 malnourished kids

2017-01-24 13:19

A United Nations official says more than half a million children in the west African area wracked by Boko Haram are so malnourished their lives could be endangered if they don't get aid.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, DRC

2017-01-16 20:31

President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.

Nigeria finds another Chibok girl kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014

2017-01-05 20:05

Nigeria's military says soldiers have found one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram nearly three years ago wandering in the bush near the Islamic extremist group's forest stronghold.

Deposed Sultan of Sokoto dies while son detained for graft

2016-11-15 21:31

A deposed spiritual leader of Africa's most populous group of Muslims, former Sultan of Sokoto Ibrahim Dasuki, has died at age 93 while his son languishes in detention.

Sexual abuse: Nigeria deploys 100 female to IDP camps

2016-11-08 18:23

Nigerian authorities have deployed at least 100 female police officers to camps for people who have fled Boko Haram's insurgency, following a sexual abuse report by HRW, a report says.

Nigeria foils suicide attacks in restive northeast: army

2016-11-05 16:57

Nigerian military have thwarted attempted suicide attacks in the restive northeast, the epicentre of the seven-year Boko Haram insurgency, says the army.

Top Africa stories: Zimbabwe, Nigeria,

2016-11-01 21:00

President Robert Mugabe uses presidential powers to sign dreaded bond notes into official currency and "shocked" Nigerian president orders probe into sexual abuses by government officials.


'Save Lake Chad' meeting opens in Nigeria

2018-02-26 18:41

Experts have gathered in Nigeria's capital to discuss ways to stop Africa's Lake Chad from drying up, after years of environmental decline that has hit livelihoods and security.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Moz, S Sudan

2017-04-03 08:22

Typhoid has claimed another victim in Harare, bringing to 10 the number of deaths from the disease in Zimbabwe, and three foreign petroleum engineers abducted by South Sudanese rebels have been released.

Top Africa stories: Cyclone Enawo, Zim

2017-03-08 20:06

Tropical cyclone Enawo has killed three people and displacing hundreds as it buffeted Madagascar, and a crocodile shot dead by rangers in central Zimbabwe has been found with human remains.

Nigeria: Military jet mistakenly bombs refugees, aid workers

2017-01-17 19:28

A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists has mistakenly bombed refugees and aid workers, killing and wounding an unknown number of people, the commander for counterinsurgency operations in the country's northeast has said.

Nigerian governor apologises to UN over aid criticism

2017-01-13 20:16

The governor of Nigeria's embattled Borno state has apologised to the United Nations, saying his accusations that aid agencies are profiting from funds for people fleeing Boko Haram were aimed at local charities.

Top Africa stories: Zim DRC, Nigeria

2016-12-29 19:00

Zimbabwe has denied reports that it exported a variety of wild animals to China to settle a debt, and Abubakar Shekau has refuted claims that Boko Haram militants have been defeated.

Top Africa Stories: Nigeria, DRC, Zim

2016-11-14 20:01

TB Joshua has spoken out after failed prediction on the US presidential election, and gays and lesbians in Zim have "given up" on their fight for same sex marriages.

Nigerian troops find kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl with baby

2016-11-05 16:58

Nigerian troops have rescued one of the remaining kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls with a baby born to Boko Haram extremist.

Nigeria rescues one Chibok schoolgirl near Cameroon border: army

2016-11-05 16:57

One of the remaining missing Chibok schoolgirls has been rescued near the border with Cameroon, says the army.

Top Africa stories : Zim, Nigeria, Moz, Benin

2016-10-18 18:23

Zimbabwe's opposition tells electoral body to ensure free and fair elections in 2018, Benin leader earns social media applauds and circumstances surrounding the death of former Machel remain unclear.

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