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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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U.S envoy arrives Sudan to mediate in Ethiopia’s dam dispute

The U.S envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan on Friday with the aim of resolving the...
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