• October 2, 2022

Airstrike in Ethiopia’s Tigray region kills civilians

An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The …

World Bank approves $750 million credit to boost Nigerian reforms

The World Bank has approved a US$750 million credit line for Nigeria to help the country push through reforms to attract investment and create jobs. Several states in Nigeria are struggling …

Liberated Mocímboa marks one year since liberation from Jihadist

In the port city of Mocímboa da Praia in northern Mozambique life is slowly coming back to normal. The city was liberated from jihadists a year ago. Since August 2020 that …

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 …

Nigeria protest: 51 civilians, 18 security forces killed so far

Nigeria’s president announced 51 civilians were killed in unrest following days of peaceful protests over police abuses and blamed “hooliganism” for the violence while asserting security forces used “extreme restraint”. President …

A brief history of the Nigeria SARS you need to know

In April last year, Kofi Bartels, a 34-year-old radio journalist in Nigeria’s Rivers State, was filming three police officers from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) beating another man when they and …

Protesters shot dead in Nigeria with imposed curfew

Witnesses say security forces opened fire on #EndSARS protesters gathered in defiance of a curfew in Lagos, Nigeria. Witnesses say soldiers opened fire on demonstrators in Lagos on Tuesday evening after …