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Sunday, April 30, 2017

West Africa

No need to worry about health of Nigeria’s Buhari -spokesman

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's doctors have advised him to take things slowly as he recovers from an undisclosed illness, and there is no need...

Zambian opposition leader Hichilema granted bail

Zambian Opposition Leader, Hakainde Hichilema has been granted bail by the magistrate court. But it's unclear if or when he and his five co-accused will...

ECOWAS threatens politically-tensed Guinea-Bissau with sanctions

The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS is talking tough. The regional bloc says it's ready to impose targeted sanctions against those it deems...

Fewer migrants are crossing Niger for Libya – IOM

The number of migrants crossing Niger to reach Libya has declined, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Friday, after Europe pledged Niger...

Power line kills fans watching Man Utd v Anderlecht match in...

At least seven Nigerian football fans died when a high-powered electricity line fell onto a building where they were watching Manchester United play Anderlecht...

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...

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...
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