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Nigerian government in ceasefire talks with Boko Haram

JOHANNESBURG, March 26 – For the first time in years Nigeria’s government is in talks with Islamist militant group Boko Haram about a possible...

Nigeria’s Buhari launches re-election bid with corruption still in focus

ABUJA - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari launched his manifesto on Sunday, hoping his anti-corruption agenda can win him a second term at a Feb....

Malians to elect president amid spiralling violence

BAMAKO - In the five years since Malians last chose a president, they've suffered violence from Islamist militants, Tuareg separatists, drug traffickers, ethnic vigilantes...

Nigeria orders military to capture Boko Haram leader “dead or alive”

ABUJA, (Xinhua) - Nigeria's army chief Tukur Buratai on Sunday ordered troops to capture the leader of terror group Boko Haram, alive or dead....

Ranger killed, two British nationals kidnapped in Congo national park

BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 12 (Reuters) - A park ranger was killed and two British citizens were kidnapped on Friday in Democratic...

Nigerian opposition candidate absent from election accord ceremony

ABUJA - Nigeria's main opposition candidate did not attend an event on Tuesday to sign an election agreement stating a commitment to hold a...

US, France, Italy, UK condemn violence in Libyan capital Tripoli

PARIS - The United States, France, Italy and Britain on Saturday condemned what they called an escalation of violence in and around the Libyan...

Lagos identified as must-watch market in Africa for capital raising in 2018

JOHANNESBURG, June 15 - Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos has been identified as a must watch market for capital raising in 2018, according to a cross-border index...

Sierra Leone doctors strike over conditions, nurses may follow

FREETOWN - Doctors in Sierra Leone's public hospitals were on strike on Wednesday to protest against low wages and poor working conditions, and nurses...

World Bank approves first grants to Somalia in 30 years

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The World Bank has approved $80 million...

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