West Africa

At Least 55 killed in clashes between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria

Fifty-five people were killed this week in clashes between young Christians and Muslims in northern Nigeria following a dispute in ...
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Benin prosecutors seek 20-year jail term for opposition politician

Prosecutors in Benin have asked for a 20-year jail term against opposition politician Sebastien Ajavon on drugs charges, his lawyer ...
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Liberian finance ministry bans wigs, coloured hair

Female employees at Liberia’s finance ministry are to be subjected to a new regulation – nothing financial but strictly hairy ...
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Nigerian politician James Ibori loses appeal against UK graft conviction

A Nigerian politician who was jailed in Britain for laundering tens of millions of dollars in stolen public funds through ...
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Boko Haram jihadists kills second kidnapped aid worker in Nigeria

Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female Red Cross worker in northeast Nigeria, the agency said on ...
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At Least one kidnapped aid worker killed in Nigeria by Boko Haram

Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government said on Monday, ...
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Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria needs $1trn to modernise its energy infrastructure

Nigerian vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, says Nigeria requires about one trillion dollar investment to modernise its energy infrastructure. Speaking while ...
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Gambia launches investigation into former dictator Yahya Jammeh abuse

The West African state of The Gambia on Monday launched an 11-member truth commission tasked with shedding light on summary ...
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Nigeria’s Atiku picks former VP as running mate for 2019 election

The main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s election has selected a former governor from the ...
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Man stabbed to death in Ivory Coast as political clashes mar

A man was stabbed to death in clashes between rival political groups in southern Ivory Coast during tense regional and ...
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