• January 27, 2023

New claims of ethnic clashes in central Ethiopia

Witnesses allege that several dozen civilians and fighters have been killed in the new clashes between Ethiopians from Oromo and Amhara groups in the centre of the country. The fighting would …

France recalls envoy to Burkina Faso after expulsion of its forces

France said on Thursday that it was recalling its ambassador from Burkina Faso, a day after agreeing to demands from the ruling junta to pull out troops from the former French …

Libya to sign gas deals with Italy’s Eni – National Oil corporation chief

Libya’s National Oil Corporation said Wednesday (Jan. 25) it had reached an $8-billion deal with Italian energy giant ENI to develop offshore hydrocarbon sites. “We have reached a deal with ENI …

At least 37 dead in Nigerian ghastly bus crash

At least 37 people were killed Tuesday in a multi-bus crash in northeastern Nigeria, authorities said. The accident occurred near the city of Maiduguri when two commercial buses collided head-on and …

Nigerian soldier arrested for stealing, selling ammunition to terrorists

A Nigerian soldier has been arrested by his colleagues for allegedly stealing and selling ammunition to criminal gangs and terrorist groups. The suspect, identified as Iorliam Emmanuel, is said to be …

76 dead after boat capsized in Nigeria’s Anambra

76 people have been reported dead after a boat they were travelling in sank in Anambra state in southeastern Nigeria on Frida, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday. Some 85 …

Nigeria battles worst floods in a decade

Nigeria is battling its worst floods in a decade after heavy rains across the region. At least 20 people died this week, according to authorities, and more than 300 people were …

At least 600 inmates escape in Abuja jail break in Nigeria

At least 600 inmates have escaped in a jailbreak in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, an attack that officials have blamed on Islamic extremist rebels. Over 300 escapees have either been recaptured …

US approves $1B arms sale to Nigeria despite rights concerns

The Biden administration has given approval for Nigeria to buy advanced attack helicopters worth nearly $1 billion despite concerns about the country’s human rights record. Nigeria is battling a series of …

Oil rich, electricity poor. What will it take to solve Nigeria’s energy crisis?

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest oil producer but the west African nation struggles to meet its energy needs, a struggle that has persisted for many decades. On Monday, authorities in the country …

Nigeria: Tinubu declares interest in contesting 2023 presidency

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, Aswanju Bola Tinubu has confirmed his intentions to contest the office of the president in the upcoming 2023 elections. Mr. Tinubu, 69, …

Six abductees in Nigeria from University of Abuja rescued by police

Nigeria’s security forces have rescued six people kidnapped by armed men earlier this week (November 2) from the University of Abuja near the international airport in the capital Abuja, police said …

Nigerian religious police arrest man for auctioning self

slamic religious police in northern Nigeria arrested a man who put himself up for sale to escape biting poverty, a local official said Wednesday. Aliyu Idris, 26, was arrested on Tuesday …