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Hundreds of children abducted from Islamic school in Nigeria

Gunmen kidnapped over 200 children from an Islamic seminary in central Nigeria, officials said, the latest in a string of such incidents plaguing the populous African nation.Some 200 children were at the school in Niger state on Sunday during...

ECOWAS suspends Mali over last week’s ouster of transitional govt

West Africa economic block ECOWAS, suspended Mali on Sunday over what they said amounted to a coup last week, Ghana’s foreign minister said after an emergency meeting to address the political crisis in Mali.The bloc, the Economic Community of...

Nigeria’s Buhari appoints Maj Gen Farouk Yahaya as new army chief

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Major General Farouk Yahaya as the new Chief of Army Staff - the third officer to hold the post this year.The announcement put an end to speculations in Social media that another general...

Coup leaders free Mali president and PM after forced resignation

Mali's coup leaders have released interim President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane.They were freed at around 01:00 local time (01:00 GMT) on Thursday, the BBC's Noel Ebrin Brou reports.The two men had been held at a military...

Detained Mali’s transitional president sacks PM then resigns

Mali’s transitional president has resigned while he and the prime minister are in detention after being arrested by the military earlier this week.The resignation comes as representatives of the West African regional bloc are in Mali to mediate the...

Soldiers arrest Mali’s president and PM following a cabinet reshuffle

Mutinous soldiers arrested Mali’s transitional president and prime minister Monday hours after a government reshuffle left out two members of the junta that had seized power in a coup nine months earlier, the African Union and United Nations said.A...

30 killed in Jihadists attacks on eastern Burkina Faso

At least 30 people were killed by Jihadists in eastern Burkina Faso as the rebels burned down villagers’ homes and shot people as they tried to escape.The attack occurred in Kodyel village in the Komandjari province on Monday near...

Boko Haram threats put police in Abuja-Nigeria on high alert

Threat by the dreaded terror group Boko Haram has put Police in Nigeria federal capital, Abuja on high alert!In response the force has deployed officers on horses and motorcycles to patrol the city, amid reports that the group is...

Sixteen Niger soldiers killed in a Jihadists’ ambush attack

At least 16 Niger soldiers were killed an ambush over the weekend following a militant attack in the western Tahoua Region.The attack was carried out where more than 200 civilians had been killed in an unclaimed attack in March.The...

How a Nigerian nearly had her son taken by Italian officials

In this special story by the BBC, we are sharing how a Nigerian mother who had been trafficked to Italy nearly had her son taken away in a homeless shelter.One sultry afternoon in the main city of the Italian...
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Nearly a score killed in road ambush by Islamist militants in east DR Congo

At least 16 people, including six women and two children, have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack...
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