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S Africa's top court upholds Nigerian oil militant conviction

2018-02-24 12:56

South Africa's top court has reinstated a 24 year prison sentence for a Nigerian oil militant convicted of a series of terror attacks in his home country eight years ago.

Missing girls in NE Nigeria a 'national disaster': president

2018-02-23 21:19

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria had suffered a "national disaster" over girls who went missing after Boko Haram jihadists attacked their school in northeast Nigeria.

Anger in NE Nigeria over Boko Haram 'abduction' response

2018-02-23 10:50

Anger has erupted in a town in remote northeast Nigeria after officials fumbled to account for scores of schoolgirls who locals say have been kidnapped by Boko Haram jihadists.

At least 101 Nigerian girls missing after Boko Haram attack - parents

2018-02-23 09:26

Parents in northern Nigeria say more than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school.

Boko Haram: Profile of a jihadist threat

2018-02-22 16:31

Nigeria's Boko Haram, suspected of another mass kidnapping of school girls, started out as an Islamic anti-corruption group but mutated into an IS affiliate waging a lethal insurgency.

'Some' missing Nigerian schoolgirls rescued after Boko Haram attack

2018-02-22 11:58

The families of dozens of girls missing for several days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria faced an anxious wait for their return after confirmation some had been rescued.

Scores of girls 'missing' after new Boko Haram school attack

2018-02-21 16:26

Fears grew in northeast Nigeria about the fate of potentially scores of girls who have not been seen since a Boko Haram attack on their school two days ago.

Nigerian court orders separate trial for pro-Biafra leader

2018-02-20 21:29

The treason trial of Biafran separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu has resumed but the defendant again failed to turn up in court.

Libya coastguard rescues 441 migrants from drifting boats

2018-02-20 16:29

Libya's coastguard rescued 441 migrants in two separate operations as their boats drifted off the western coast, the navy and a doctor has said.

Police accused of killing Boko Haram founder reinstated

2018-02-19 19:12

Five Nigerian police officers who were accused of killing Boko Haram's founder Mohammed Yusuf while in their custody have been reinstated, a police oversight body has said.

 

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, ex-SA colonel, Mugabe

2018-02-24 07:09

Zimbabwe's anti-graft agency has reportedly said that the ongoing investigation into Grace Mugabe's controversially acquired PhD will not lead to her arrest, and Robert Mugabe says "no" to a mini-birthday party offered by Zanu-PF youth.

Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

2018-02-23 20:28

Parents fear worst for missing 101 girls after Nigeria attack; echoes of Chibok mass abduction.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, AU, Boko Haram

2018-02-23 09:26

One of the lecturers who supervised Grace Mugabe's PhD thesis is reportedly being investigated by the Zimbabwe anti-graft agency, and Robert Mugabe has reportedly said that he stepped down for the sake of "peace and development".

Boko Haram kills five civilians in Cameroon attack

2018-02-22 18:07

Boko Haram jihadists killed five civilians and wounded five others in northern Cameroon on Tuesday night after crossing the border from Nigeria, local sources have said.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa, Mugabe, Boko haram

2018-02-22 14:16

Tensions are reportedly "intensifying" between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the "military clique surrounding him", and ex-president Robert Mugabe is reportedly not going to have his regular extravagant birthday celebrations this year.

More than 100 girls 'missing' after Boko Haram school attack

2018-02-21 21:22

More than 100 girls were missing, police have said, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria that has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world.

Nigeria launches probe after plane overshoots runway

2018-02-21 15:14

Nigeria's aviation authorities has said they had launched an investigation into how a passenger plane overshot the runway while landing in the southern city of Port Harcourt.

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.

Pope backs down, OKs resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

2018-02-19 20:09

Pope Francis has backed down and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his Ahiara diocese

Cameroon separatists prepare for guerrilla war

2018-02-19 08:30

For the first time in his life, Victor Obi believes that the only way to win freedom in Cameroon is with a gun.

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