ARTICLES RELATING TO WEST AFRICA

20 dead, mostly children, in Nigeria building collapse

2019-03-15 14:09

Authorities in Nigeria say 20 people are confirmed dead in the school building that collapsed on Wednesday, and most of them are children.

Death toll rises to nine in collapsed Lagos school building

2019-03-14 14:29

Another body has been recovered from the rubble of a building housing a school that collapsed in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, rescue workers said, taking the death toll to nine.

3-storey building collapses in Nigeria with children inside

2019-03-13 14:53

Rescue efforts are underway in Nigeria after a three-storey building school building collapsed while classes were in session.

Police seize 800kg of cocaine in Guinea-Bissau

2019-03-12 10:28

Authorities in Guinea-Bissau have seized a consignment of nearly 800kg (1 700 pounds) of cocaine, police sources said.

ISIS-backed Boko Haram faction may have new chief

2019-03-06 07:18

The leader of an Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram may have been replaced, sources say, against a backdrop of speculation as to his fate - and the group's future direction.

Nigeria police say more than 300 held for voting offences

2019-03-05 14:37

More than 300 people have been arrested on suspicion of committing electoral offences during Nigeria's recent elections, the top police chief has said.

Sirleaf's son arrested after probe at Liberia central bank

2019-03-02 12:58

Two senior figures at Liberia's Central Bank, one of whom is the son of former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, have been arrested following a probe into reports of missing banknotes, police have said.

Yemi Osinbajo: Nigeria's vice president

2019-02-28 05:13

Yemi Osinbajo has played an increasingly prominent role in Nigeria's government since he was appointed President Muhammadu Buhari's deputy in 2015.

WATCH: Nigeria's president is declared winner after bumpy vote

2019-02-27 06:21

Nigeria's president is declared winner after election marked by dramatic delays, violence

29 bodies recovered after new clashes in central Nigeria

2019-02-26 21:29

29 bodies recovered after new clashes in central Nigeria between farmers and herdsmen.

 

WATCH: 'Everybody had to run for their lives'

2019-03-14 16:54

Eyewitnesses describe their terror as a building containing a school collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria.

Ethiopian Airlines 'has flown' black boxes of crashed Boeing to Paris

2019-03-14 09:25

Ethiopian Airlines have said that the black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed with 157 people on board have been flown to Paris for analysis.

Ethiopia to send plane's black box abroad, as grief grows

2019-03-13 11:09

The black box from the Boeing jet that crashed and killed all 157 people on board will be sent overseas for analysis but no country has been chosen, an Ethiopian Airlines spokesperson said.

Nigerian women brace for local election upsets

2019-03-08 09:26

Nigerian women are hoping to use Saturday's local elections to change the country's political dynamics by triggering an upset during the polls.

WATCH: Ex Liberian president's son charged over missing money scandal

2019-03-05 20:18

Charles Sirleaf has been charged in connection with the unlawful overprinting of local currency worth millions of US dollars.

All missing from explosion in Nigeria's oil region are found

2019-03-04 17:40

A local official says all of the more than 50 people reported missing after an explosion in southern Nigeria have now been accounted for.

Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari: In his own words

2019-02-28 20:36

Muhammadu Buhari, re-elected president of Nigeria, made many promises before he first won power in 2015: Vowing to defeat Boko Haram, tackle corruption and boost the economy.

WATCH: Nigerian leader Buhari appeals for unity as challenger rejects vote

2019-02-27 19:38

Nigeria's president appeals for unity as top challenger rejects vote and vows to go to court

Nigerians siphoning off oil for survival

2019-02-27 05:13

In Nigeria, unemployment and poverty are forcing many young people to turn to crime and they are tapping into the country's rich resources of oil.

Nigeria's Buhari stretches lead in presidential election

2019-02-26 15:14

Muhammadu Buhari has extended his lead in Nigeria's presidential election as more results were announced amid opposition charges of a rigged outcome.

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