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480 African migrants rescued by Italian coastguard

14 May 2017, 12:12 PM

Over 480 asylum seekers and refugees have been rescued in the Mediterranean as the attempted crossing from North Africa, with seven bodies also recovered.

Nigerian president to under-go ‘medical consultation’ in London

8 May 2017, 10:16 AM

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari headed to London on Sunday for what his office said was a “follow-up medical consultation” with his doctors.

Freed Chibok girls to meet Nigeria’s Buhari after swap deal

7 May 2017, 4:20 PM

Eighty-two of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria in 2014 arrived in Abuja on Sunday to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.

Media organisations condemn conviction of Cameroonian journalist

25 April 2017, 6:17 PM

Press organisations say they are concerned over the use of anti-terrorism legislation to clampdown on media freedom in Africa as Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba faces a possible death penalty.

World must aid famine-threatened Nigeria to avoid ‘mass exodus’

18 April 2017, 2:47 PM

The devastation brought by Boko Haram, which has left millions of people in northeast Nigeria on the brink of famine, could exacerbate Europe’s migration crisis.

Parents of 270 Nigerian schoolgirls mark three-year kidnap anniversary

15 April 2017, 7:30 AM

Three years after nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their dormitory in north-eastern Nigeria.

Polio vaccine campaign targets 100 million children

25 March 2017, 8:49 AM

Health workers are preparing to vaccinate more than 116 million children against polio across West and Central Africa in a drive to contain an outbreak of the disease.

UN worried about forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

22 March 2017, 3:10 PM

The UNHCR said on Tuesday it is concerned about Cameroon forcing thousands of refugees to return to northeast Nigeria, an area struggling with insurgency and facing a potential famine.

Cameroon forcing thousands of refugees to return to Nigeria

21 March 2017, 4:27 PM

Cameroon is forcing thousands of Nigerian refugees uprooted by the jihadist group Boko Haram to go home against their will, despite a recent agreement between the countries to prevent forced returns.

Three suicide bombers kill four people in north east Nigeria

19 March 2017, 4:18 PM

Three suicide bombers killed four people and injured eight others in a village near the north east Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a police spokesman said on Sunday.

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