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Benin business man Sebastien Ajavon to run for president

Benin businessman Sebastien Ajavon has announced his intention to run for president, in a move that will pit two of the country's most famous entrepreneurs against each other in the February polls. Ajavon, who amassed a fortune in the...

Female corpses dumped in the swamp unsettle Lagos community

In the past four weeks, the community of Anibaba, Bugon Filling Station and Water Corporation, Obafemi Awolowo Road, Ikorodu has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. This came after a bloated female corpse was discovered on Thursday,...

West Africans stranded in Calabar, Nigeria evacuated

More than 750 foreigners from eight west African countries, stranded in the southeastern Nigerian port of Calabar since Christmas after their ferry broke down, left by road Saturday, a statement said.The 758 people were onboard a ship making stopovers...

Baga remains a ghost town one year after Boko Haram massacre

One year after a massive attack ranked among the worst in Boko Haram's six-year insurgency, the residents of Baga in northeast Nigeria say their home is a ghost town.  The jihadists razed the fishing hub on the shores of...

Guinea extradites Chinese man wanted on corruption charges

One of China's most-wanted fugitives suspected of bribery was brought home on Friday from the Republic of Guinea, following cooperation between the two countries' law enforcement departments. Pei Jianqiang, 48, former director of import and export department of China...

‘Africa’s biggest statue of Jesus’ unveiled in Anambra State Nigeria

Local Catholic priests on Friday unveiled a nine-metre tall statue of Jesus Christ carved from white marble, thought to be the biggest of its kind in Africa.Standing barefoot with arms outstretched, the "Jesus de Greatest" statue weighs in at...

I was caught taking ‘illegal’ photos

It is somehow awkward to find you find yourself at the centre of your own story, that was the situation I found myself on Monday 29th of September 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. I had gone to the local Wuse...
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German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya...
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FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...

UN urges civilian protection after Ethiopia PM’s 72-hour ultimatum for Tigrayan forces

ReutersThe United Nations urged Ethiopia on Monday to ensure the protection of civilians, a day after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed gave Tigrayan forces 72...

Police use tear gas on protest over race in South Africa

Associated PressSouth African police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannons on hundreds of mainly Black protesters who gathered again Friday outside a...

Bobi Wine freed on bail as protest death toll hits 37

ReutersUgandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on...