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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

West Africa

Ghana’s opposition criticises govt for excessive borrowing

Ghana’s opposition, the National Democratic Congress has taken the government to the cleaners, over the issuance of a 2.25 billion-dollar domestic bond in April. The...

Nigeria reopens Abuja airport after six-week closure

Nigeria reopened the capital's airport in Abuja on Tuesday (April 18), officials said, following a six-week closure for runway repairs that disrupted international air...

Cameroon doctor strike leaves patients unseen amid political crisis

A doctors' strike in Cameroon left patients without critical care in the capital Yaoude on Monday, the latest in a string of union actions...

Senegal declares three-day of mourning as fire outbreak death toll rises

Senegal announced three days of mourning on Friday for the victims of a massive fire at a Muslim religious retreat this week, as the...

Benin declares end to Lassa fever epidemic

Benin’s Health Minister, Alassane Seidou has declared an end to the Lassa hemorrhagic fever epidemic that claimed the lives of two people in February. Although...

Another Zambian opposition figure arrested over Hichilema detention

Leader of Zambia’s Economic and Equity Party Chilufya Tayali, is the latest opposition figure to be arrested for weighing in on the treason case...

Parents of 270 Nigerian schoolgirls mark three-year kidnap anniversary

Three years after nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their dormitory in northeastern Nigeria, the Bring Back Our Girls group marked the anniversary...

Multiple deaths recorded at Muslim retreat in Senegal

At least 22 people are believed to have died as a fire ripped through makeshift shelters at a Muslim religious retreat in Senegal. Firefighters say...

Ghana vigilante members fined, asked to sign bong on good behaviour

A Circuit Court in Ghana has fined the thirteen members of pro-New Patriotic Party group, Delta Force, about five hundred and eighty-four dollars each...

Nigeria’s House of Reps committee to probe oil licence deal

Nigeria's lower house of parliament has set up a committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the award of oil prospecting licence (OPL) 245, the...
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