Former Burkina official abducted in troubled zone

8 minutes ago

A former municipal councillor in Burkina Faso has been abducted in a northern zone bordering Mali which has been repeatedly targeted by jihadists, the security ministry has said.

Sierra Leone election body alleges police intimidation

8 minutes ago

Sierra Leone's election commission has alleged police are disrupting its activities ahead of a March 27 presidential run-off as a top polling official was summoned for questioning.

Father says 5 of the Nigeria girls still missing are dead

2018-03-22 19:00

The father of one of the Nigerian schoolgirls still unaccounted for after Boko Haram extremists returned 104 girls from a mass abduction says he believes his daughter and others are dead and buried.

Ivory Coast security forces stop opposition march

2018-03-22 17:02

Riot police in Ivory Coast have arrested protesters and fired teargas to prevent an opposition demonstration from going ahead, AFP journalists said.

Gambia arrests 10 with possible links to activist's death

2018-03-21 22:55

Gambian police have arrested 10 officers of the State Intelligence Service with possible links to the murder of activist Ebrima Solo Sandeng.

The Latest: Number of freed Nigerian schoolgirls up to 104

2018-03-21 21:58

Nigeria's government now says 104 of the 110 schoolgirls abducted a month ago by Boko Haram are confirmed freed.

Boko Haram frees most of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

2018-03-21 19:55

Boko Haram Islamists who kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria, just over a month ago have so far returned 101 of the students to the town, the government has said.

UPDATE: Nigeria says 101 of 110 abducted girls are freed

2018-03-21 16:07

Nigeria's government now says 101 of the 110 schoolgirls abducted a month ago by Boko Haram are confirmed freed, and it indicates that the release is not over.

'We've returned the girls out of pity… don't ever put your daughters in school again,' Boko Haram warns

2018-03-21 13:02

Boko Haram have issued an ominous warning to the parents of the Nigerian schoolgirls after releasing the girls in the town where they were abducted a month ago.

Abducted Nigerian schoolgirls 'brought back' by Boko Haram: parents

2018-03-21 11:09

Boko Haram Islamists who kidnapped more than 100 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria, just over a month ago have returned the students to the town, two parents say.


Freed Boko Haram girls in Abuja for debrief and president meeting

8 minutes ago

More than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram were in Nigeria's capital on Thursday, a day after their surprise release that fuelled rumours about how their freedom was won.

European police break major Nigerian human trafficking ring

2018-03-22 19:00

The European Union's law enforcement agency says police have smashed a Nigerian organized crime ring in one of Europe's largest operations against human trafficking

Aid workers resume activity in Boko Haram-hit town: UN

2018-03-22 18:00

The UN says it has resumed operations in the town of Rann in northeast Nigeria, just over three weeks after a Boko Haram attack killed three aid workers.

Top Africa stories: Zim army, Boko Haram, Mugabe

2018-03-22 08:30

At least 5 000 soldiers have been deployed to Zim rural areas ahead of vote, Robert Mugabe's ally has claimed, and Nigeria's government says 104 of the 110 schoolgirls abducted a month ago by Boko Haram are confirmed freed.

Third party refuses to back Sierra Leone presidential candidate

2018-03-21 22:55

A key third party in Sierra Leone has announced it would not ask supporters to back either contender in a March 27 presidential run-off, after police warned violence has plagued campaigning.

Trial resumes in Burkina Faso over failed 2015 coup

2018-03-21 20:49

The landmark trial over a failed 2015 coup in Burkina Faso resumed in Ouagadougou Wednesday after being suspended three weeks ago when defence lawyers staged a walkout, an AFP correspondent has said.

Cameroon troops rescue Tunisian but compatriot killed by abductors

2018-03-21 17:26

The Cameroonian army rescued a Tunisian and three other local hostages in a special operation but the other Tunisian was killed by his abductors, the government has said.

LATEST: Nigeria says 91 of 110 abducted girls freed... no ransom paid

2018-03-21 14:55

Nigeria's government says 91 of the 110 schoolgirls abducted a month ago by Boko Haram are confirmed freed.

Nigeria rejects Amnesty report on schoolgirl mass abduction

2018-03-21 12:52

Nigeria's military is dismissing as "outright falsehood" an Amnesty International report that claims security forces were warned several times ahead of a mass abduction of 110 schoolgirls last month.

Mali PM to visit restive north for first time since 2014

2018-03-21 11:09

Mali's premier has said he will travel to cities in the restive north of the country this week, including ex-rebel-held Kidal, marking the first visit by a Bamako leader in four years.

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