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Boyfriend of murdered British actress Sian Blake arrested in Ghana

The boyfriend of former British soap actress Sian Blake has been arrested in Ghana over the murder of her and their two young sons, and now faces extradition to the United Kingdom, police said Sunday. Investigators tracked Arthur Simpson-Kent...

PM stays as Ivory Coast government resigns

Ivory Coast's government resigned on Wednesday after President Alassane Ouattara vowed to bring more "efficiency" to the West African state just two months after he was re-elected. Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan presented his resignation and that of his...

Boko Haram kill seven in suicide attack, raid

Boko Haram gunmen have mounted their first attacks since Nigeria's government declared them "technically" defeated, killing seven people in a raid and suicide bombing, residents told AFP on Wednesday. The attacks happened on Tuesday in the northeastern state of...

Gambia wants all female government workers to wear headscarves

Gambia on Tuesday ordered female government employees to wear headscarves at work in a sign that the West African country is embracing a Muslim identity one month after President Yahya Jammeh declared it an Islamic republic. From the start...

Liberia’s Sirleaf supports reducing term after taking her 2nd 6 years in office

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said she supports the call by Liberians to reduce the presidential term of office from two six-year terms to two four-year terms.  A constitution review commission set up by Sirleaf recommended last year to...

Christine Lagarde arrives Nigeria for talks on economic development

Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday arrived in Nigeria on a four-day visit to engage policy makers on ways to promote economic development in the country. Lagarde was welcomed by the Minister of...

7 Killed, 17 injured in road accident in Ogun State, Nigeria

Seven people are confirmed dead and 17 others injured in a ghastly motor accident involving two commercial buses carrying 28 passengers in southern Nigerian state of Ogun, local authorities said on Monday. Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission...

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...
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Pirates attack Turkish ship off W. Africa; kill 1, kidnap 15

Pirates attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the West African coast, kidnapping 15 sailors and killing one of them,...
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