Over 480 asylum seekers and refugees have been rescued in the Mediterranean as the attempted crossing from North Africa, with seven bodies also recovered.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari headed to London on Sunday for what his office said was a “follow-up medical consultation” with his doctors.
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.
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.
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.
Three years after nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their dormitory in north-eastern Nigeria.
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.
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 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 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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