Nigeria. Brutal student murder sparks protest and curfew

Nigerian authorities have ordered a curfew in a northwestern state, where hundreds of people demonstrated to demand the release of suspects in the brutal murder of a Christian student accused of blasphemy against Islam. By CHINADU ASADU Associated Press May 14, 2022, 7:10 p.m. • 2 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article … Read more

Nonuplets born to a Malian couple celebrate their first anniversary

CNN — The world famous non-uplets born to a couple from Mali, West Africa, celebrated their first anniversary with a small house party. Halima Cissé and Abdelkader Arby welcomed five girls and four boys, weighing between just 1.1 and 2.4 pounds, to the Ain Borja clinic in Casablanca, Morocco on May 4 last year. Twelve … Read more

UN chief urges donors to maintain aid amid Ukraine crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged international donors to maintain funding for humanitarian operations in Africa and around the world even as they respond to the Ukraine crisis By CHINADU ASADU Associated Press May 5, 2022, 10:04 a.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article ABUJA, Nigeria — United Nations Secretary-General … Read more

Nigerian president says hostages are being used as human shields

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says dozens of people abducted from a passenger train near the nation’s capital in March are being used as ‘human shields’ by their captors By CHINADU ASADU Associated Press May 3, 2022, 3:46 p.m. • 3 minute read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Dozens of passengers … Read more

UN chief to visit West Africa in Senegal, Niger and Nigeria

According to the UN, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to West Africa on Saturday to join Muslims on the occasion of the end of the holy month of Ramadan and highlight the impact of the war in Ukraine on the African continent. ByThe Associated Press April 29, 2022, 6:49 p.m. • 2 minute read Share … Read more

The Burkinabe junta defends a three-year transition plan to a constitutional regime

Published on: 04/28/2022 – 16:59 Burkina Faso’s ruling military junta on Thursday defended its intention to take three years to return to constitutional rule despite pressure from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS to hold elections sooner. Last month, ECOWAS leaders told juntas in Burkina Faso and Guinea they had until April 25 to explain … Read more

Senegal virus code hackers brave crowds and gunmen to stay ahead of deadly diseases

One day, a Médecins Sans Frontières camp just 100 meters from its small laboratory was destroyed by a mob. “It was very scary but we had to keep trying to sequence our samples,” says Dr Moussa Diagne. “We have learned that staff from the World Health Organization have been shot dead. It was incredibly scary. … Read more

Nigeria says armed gangs in north are working with militants

A top Nigerian official says that armed gangs attacking remote communities in Nigeria’s troubled northwest are now working with extremist rebels who have waged a decade-long insurgency in the country’s northeast By CHINADU ASADU Associated Press April 13, 2022, 5:23 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ABUJA, Nigeria — … Read more

UN helicopter carrying 8 shot down by rebels in Congo’s east

Congo’s army says rebels in the country’s east shot down a United Nations helicopter carrying 8 peacekeepers and UN observers and the UN said there were no survivors By CARLEY PETESCH and EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press March 29, 2022, 8:54 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article DAKAR, Senegal … Read more