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65 people killed in latest Boko Haram attack in Nigeria’s Maiduguri

At least 65 people were killed during an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram near Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, a Reuters reporter said after counting bodies at a hospital morgue. The remains of a dozen victims were...

Linel Zinsou Benin PM’s presidential bid boosted by opposition support

Benin's prime minister Lionel Zinsou, favored by the president to succeed him in next month's election, received a boost on Saturday when the leading opposition party also named him as their preferred candidate. In a ceremony on Saturday declaring...

Shine A Light On The Gaps

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala & Janeen Madan This essay is part of a special edition being published in partnership with Foreign Affairs, titled “African Farmers in the Digital Age.” This anthology explores the future of African food systems and the...

Two separate attacks in northern Mali claim the life of 4 soldiers

Four Malian soldiers were killed on Thursday, the army said, in two separate attacks in the country's desert north where an Islamist insurgency has re-erupted in recent months. A military vehicle escorting a civilian truck convoy hit an improvised...

Kenya- Nigeria relations heighten as President Muhammadu Buhari jets in Kenya

The 3-day State visit to Kenya by President Muhammadu Buhari of the Federal Republic of Nigeria beginning Wednesday January 27 is expected to enhance further the relations between the duo. President Buhari will arrive at Eldoret International Airport where...

Chad fix April 10 for presidential elections

Chad will hold presidential elections on April 10, the country's Independent National Electoral Commission announced on Saturday.Current head of state Idriss Deby Itno -- in power since 1990 after overthrowing former president Hissein Habre --...

Burkina arrests 11 failed coup soldiers after arms depot raid

Eleven former members of the elite Burkinabe presidential guard which staged a brief but failed coup last year were arrested after a raid Friday on an arms depot near the capital, the army said Sunday.Senior military official Mahamadi Bonkoungou...

Chad fix April 10 for presidential elections

Chad will hold presidential elections on April 10, the country's Independent National Electoral Commission announced on Saturday.Current head of state Idriss Deby Itno -- in power since 1990 after overthrowing former president Hissein Habre --...

Senegal won’t extradite national says PM in IAAF corruption probe

Senegal said Friday it would not agree to extradite its own nationals, as Paris seeks the son of Lamine Diack, former president of the IAAF world athletics body now facing corruption and money laundering charges in France. Interpol last...

Escaped al Qaeda death row prisoner deported to Mauritania

An Al-Qaeda jihadist, on death row until his escape on New Year's Eve, was sent back to Mauritania Wednesday following his arrest after he crossed the Guinea-Bissau border into Guinea, according to an airport source and images shown on...
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#ENDSARS Update: Photos, Visual clips from Twitter warriors

As Nigerians and friends all over the world continue to lend their voices in support of Nigerian youths call...
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#ENDSARS Protest around Nigeria in visuals

Nigerian youths have defied every obstacle thrown at them to press for real change that will lead to things being done better in their...

South Africa white farmers, Black protesters face off over farm murder case

ReutersWhite South African farmers and rival Black protesters hurled abuse and threats at each other on Friday ahead of a court hearing in a...

The Tragic Silence: Rising Cases of Violence Against Women and Poor Policy Response

By: Onyinyechi Okechukwu and Tariro TandiThe year 2020 will not go in a hurry; yes, it will be off the human calendar for good...

Somali al Shabaab militants ambush soldiers, kill 8

Associated PressSomalia’s extremist group, al Shabaab have carried out an attack killing at least eight soldiers in an ambush in the country’s south, according...