Nigerian soldier killed in latest Boko Haram attack

2018-12-19 10:07

Boko Haram jihadists have killed one soldier and injured another in an attack on a military base in Nigeria's northeast Borno state, the latest attack in the region, military sources say.

Nigeria's presidency 'concerned' by Amnesty International

2018-12-18 11:30

Nigeria is "concerned" about Amnesty International's activities, a spokesperson for President Muhammadu Buhari says, just days after the government briefly banned Unicef over claims it is training "spies" sympathetic to Boko Haram.

Mali to send reinforcements to Timbuktu

2018-12-17 10:01

Mali has announced it will be sending reinforcements to the northern city of Timbuktu amid growing concerns about security in the region.

Fight against Boko Haram tops regional summit agenda

2018-12-16 18:00

Leaders of countries in the Lake Chad region met in Nigeria to give fresh impetus to their fight against Boko Haram, the Nigerian presidency has said.

Two soldiers killed in mine blast in NE Nigeria: sources

2018-12-16 09:39

Two Nigerian soldiers were killed in a roadside mine explosion in the restive northeast near the border with Cameroon as troops repelled a jihadist attack on a base in the region, military sources have said.

Release of 289 Cameroon anglophone separatists delayed

2018-12-15 16:04

The release of nearly 300 people arrested in connection with Cameroon's anglophone crisis has been delayed by red tape, state radio said Friday, a day after they were pardoned by President Paul Biya.

More than 52 000 displaced by 'horrific violence' in west Niger: UN

2018-12-15 12:13

More than 52 000 people have been displaced by violence since January in western Niger, an unstable area hit by jihadist incursions near the poor west African country's border with Mali, the UN refugee agency has said.

Suspected jihadists kill 42 in Mali's nomadic Tuareg camps

2018-12-14 15:28

Suspected jihadists on motorcycles have killed at least 42 people during a series of attacks on Tuareg nomadic camps in Mali, local leaders say.

Nigeria launches $1.1bn lawsuit against Shell, Eni

2018-12-14 10:11

The Nigerian government is taking oil giants Shell and Eni to court in London, requesting the return of $1.1 billion as part of a case of alleged corruption dating back to 2011, a report says.

Fact-check: Have 60 000 Christians been killed in central Nigeria since 2001?

2018-12-13 20:14

A video uploaded to Facebook by one of US president Donald Trump's lawyers claims that 60 000 Christians have been killed by nomadic Muslim herdsmen in central Nigeria since 2001.

 

Tension soars in Togo ahead of parliamentary election

2018-12-19 06:10

Togo is set to vote in legislative elections that are being boycotted by the main opposition after a year of political upheaval which saw demonstrators demanding President Faure Gnassingbe step down.

Amnesty says over 3 600 killed in Nigeria's farmer-herder violence

2018-12-17 16:00

More than 3 600 people have been killed in clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria since 2016, Amnesty International has said, blaming the government's failure to punish the perpetrators for fuelling the violence.

Hundreds flee after Boko Haram burns Nigerian village

2018-12-17 10:01

Hundreds fled after Boko Haram burned their homes near Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, residents have told AFP.

Looking out for West Africa's migrant children

2018-12-16 11:57

Jacques wanted to start working when he was 10. His father refused so he left his home in Tema, Ghana, to live in nearby Benin, like many young children in search of a better life.

2 female suicide bombers die in northern Cameroon attack

2018-12-16 07:06

A Cameroon official says two female suicide bombers have died after detonating in a northern town near the Nigerian border.

I Coast opposition chief Bedie seeks alliance for election

2018-12-15 14:08

The head of Ivory Coast's main opposition party, Henri Konan Bedie, has announced that ousted president Laurent Gbagbo would back a party alliance to fight the next presidential election.

Nigerian military lifts ban on Unicef in restive northeast

2018-12-15 09:48

The Nigerian military has lifted a ban on Unicef operations in the ravaged northeast after earlier suspending the aid agency and accusing it of training "spies" supporting Boko Haram jihadists.

US demands immediate end to violence, talks in Cameroon

2018-12-14 12:17

The US is demanding an immediate end to violence in Cameroon and a speedy start to talks between the government and Anglophone separatists without preconditions.

Togo's government stands firm on election date

2018-12-14 06:13

Togo's government has maintained parliamentary elections will take place later this month, despite an opposition boycott and deadly violence.

Several dozen killed near Mali's border with Niger

2018-12-13 17:08

Several dozen civilians have been shot dead by gunmen who raided an area in northeastern Mali near the border with Niger, local officials and a Touareg self-defence group say.

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