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Dutch court found Shell liable for Niger-delta oil spills

A Dutch appeals court has ruled that the Nigerian branch of oil giant Shell is responsible for damage caused by leaks in the Niger Delta.The court ordered Shell Nigeria to pay compensation to Nigerian farmers, while the subsidiary and...

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, officials said Sunday as Turkey sought to recover the captured crew.The Liberian-flagged M/V Mozart was sailing from Lagos, Nigeria, to...

Nigerian taxi driver gets 2-year jail term for theft

Nigerian taxi driver, Adetunji Tunde Oluwasegun 45, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for fraudulently converting to personal use a sum N2million that was erroneously transferred into his account.The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes...

French baker saves Guinean migrant from deportation

A French baker who went on hunger strike for more than a week to protest against the planned deportation of his immigrant apprentice has won his case. Stéphane Ravacley has been contacted by the prefecture of Haute-Saône and told that...

Uganda general election hailed as a success

The chairman of Uganda electoral commission, Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, has hailed the fiercely contested presidential and parliamentary as a success.At a news conference in the capital Kampala, he said Ugandans had turned up in large numbers and voted peacefully...

Guinea activists jailed for protest against Condé

A court in Guinea's capital, Conakry, has sentenced two activists to one year in prison after they were arrested during pre-election demonstrations.Souleymane Condé and Youssouf Dioubaté were also fined 20m Guinean francs ($1900:£1300) each.They were arrested in September 2020...

Ecowas wants Mali to prepare election roadmap

Mali must quickly prepare its plan for elections to replace the transitional government put in place after August's coup, the West African regional group Ecowas has said.An Ecowas delegation, which has just finished a two-day mission to Mali, urged...

Six killed in northern Burkina Faso attack

Six people, including two fighters from a Burkinabe civilian volunteer force, were killed in a suspected militant attack in the Nord Region on Monday.Local officials cited by AFP said around 100 gunmen raided Loumbila village that is near the...

France denies dropping bombs on a Mali wedding party

Reports from Mali say more than 20 people, including children, were killed when an airstrike hit a wedding party in a remote village at the weekend.Residents of Bounti, in the central Mopti region, said a helicopter opened fire on...

Global Igbo leaders wants Ohaneze election postponed, call for caretaker committee

The Global Igbo Leaders held a virtual Emergency meeting via zoom on 3rd January 2021, to review the impact of Covid-19 and coming Ohaneze election and sent a 5-point communique to the following:Ime Obi Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo - President General...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...
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