ARTICLES RELATING TO WESTERN AFRICA

38 killed in attacks on Mali villages

2019-06-19 13:26

Thirty-eight people have been killed and many others wounded in attacks on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, the government has said, in the latest in a cycle of violence in the volatile Sahel country.

US military vehicle hit by bomb in Niger

2019-06-10 10:26

A US military vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Niger, the site of a deadly jihadist attack on American forces in 2017, the military has announced.

'Disastrous' living conditions worse than violence in Nigeria - MSF

2016-09-29 18:22

A brewing humanitarian emergency has reached catastrophic levels in northeastern Nigeria, with MSF calling for a massive relief effort in order to help those desperately in need.

New polio outbreak threatens Nigeria’s steady march to eradication

2016-08-16 17:03

After accounting for more than 50% of all polio cases worldwide, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in 2015. The emergence of two new cases of polio has signaled a setback for the country that aimed to be polio free by 2017.

Nigeria's constitution holds the key to protecting internally displaced people

2016-06-29 19:23

The internal displacement of people has become a significant concern in Nigeria. More than two million people have fled their homes because of the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast with millions more displaced by other causes.

Ghana’s school feeding scheme is slowly changing children’s lives

2016-06-23 11:37

A school feeding programme introduced by the Ghanaian government more than a decade ago has reached millions of children – and it’s been proved to keep them in school far longer than their hungry peers.

Parents of Nigeria's missing girls get calls from their cell numbers

2016-04-13 14:59

Parents of five of the missing Chibok girls in Nigeria have been left in a state of shock and confusion after receiving strange phone calls from the cellphone numbers of their missing children.

Nigerian pastor slams govt over missing Chibok girls

2016-04-11 14:56

A pastor has slammed the Nigerian government, saying that too little has been done to rescue the more than 200 girls who were abducted from the north-eastern town of Chibok in 2014.

S Leone Ebola chief blasts ambulance attacks

2014-10-30 05:00

The new head of Sierra Leone's Ebola response unit has slammed criminals who are undermining the fight against the deadly virus by attacking ambulances or burial teams.

Mali charges judges with corruption

2013-12-12 09:13

Six judges and judicial officers have been charged and taken into custody in an investigation into corruption launched by Mali’s new leader, the government says.

 

Nearly 100 killed, 19 missing in central Mali village massacre

2019-06-11 10:56

Nearly 100 people were killed in a gruesome overnight attack on a village in central Mali, in the latest violence to strike the fragile region, authorities have said.

TB Joshua: 'Fake' prophets, pastors 'worsening' poverty levels in Malawi

2017-01-10 11:04

Nigeria's controversial prophet and founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, TB Joshua, has reportedly claimed that "fake" pastors and prophets "are worsening poverty levels in Malawi".

Nigerian army says Boko Haram leader has 'mental challenge'

2016-09-26 10:17

The Nigerian Army has reacted to a recent video released by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, stating that the commander clearly has a mental issue.

Boko Haram: Why jaw-jaw might be better than war-war for Nigeria

2016-07-04 22:36

Nigeria needs to face up to the unpalatable truth that military force alone will not win the deadly war against Boko Haram, and start discussions about peace building, writes Abdul-Jalilu Ateku.

Top Nigerian mall belonging to opposition MP shut over debt

2016-06-24 13:55

Nigeria's Asset Management Corporation has sealed off a top mall belonging to an opposition member of parliament, Ben Murray-Bruce, in the heart of the country's capital, Abuja.

Amnesty uncovers mass slaughter of hundreds in Nigeria's Zaria

2016-04-22 12:31

The mass slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children by Nigerian troops has been exposed by human rights organisation, Amnesty International, with the group claiming that soldiers burned people alive and dumped bodies in mass graves.

VIDEO: TB Joshua predicts attacks on Nigeria, Ghana

2016-04-12 13:40

TB Joshua has made a startling "prophecy" about Nigeria and Ghana, predicting that a terrorist attack is likely to kill citizens of both countries.

Former Nigerian president Obasanjo blames African leaders for conflict

2016-03-22 13:32

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has placed the blame squarely on African leaders for conflicts being experienced across the continent, a report says.

Missing Nigerian girls start 2nd month in captivity

2014-05-14 15:08

More than 200 schoolgirls have begun their second month as Boko Haram hostages, with Nigeria's government indicating it is willing to talk to the militants to secure their release.

Africa isn’t just about suffering, says France

2013-12-04 11:27

France is set to tell African leaders at a Paris summit it will no longer play policeman on the continent, even as it prepares to act in a new conflict in CAR after its Mali intervention this year.

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