Ahmed Idris

Ahmed Idris

Africa

Lagos: Evicted slum-dwellers demand right to return

Amnesty International says more than 30,000 people have been displaced in forced, sometimes violent, evictions from the lucrative land over the past year.

Lagos: Evicted slum-dwellers demand right to return

Elections

Liberia Supreme Court to decide on election runoff

Liberia’s Supreme Court will decide if a presidential election runoff can go ahead.

Liberia Supreme Court to decide on election runoff

Health

Nigeria child mortality due to pollution-related illnesses rises

The deaths of children in Nigeria from pollution-related illnesses are on the increase. And oil operations in the Niger Delta region are being blamed.

Nigeria child mortality due to pollution-related illnesses rises

Environment

Nigeria oil spills: Shell begins clean-up after 10-year delay

The clean-up of a contaminated fishing community in Nigeria has finally started almost 10 years after two oil spills in Niger River Delta.

Nigeria oil spills: Shell begins clean-up after 10-year delay

Human Rights

Justice eludes Liberia's civil war victims 14 years on

Victims say divisions still run deep as many come face to face with their attackers on the streets. Some say they cannot move on until justice is served.

Justice eludes Liberia's civil war victims 14 years on

Africa

Nigeria demands international support in fighting Boko Haram

Nigeria is taking a cautious approach to its Independence Day celebrations in the northeastern Borno state this year, amid fears of attacks by the armed group Boko Haram.

Nigeria demands international support in fighting Boko Haram

Africa

Nigeria struggles to crack down on oil thieves

Nigeria is rich in oil but thieves and pirates cost the government at least $1bn in revenue each month.

Nigeria struggles to crack down on oil thieves

Africa

Sierra Leone mudslides: More evacuations as death toll rises

At least 450 people are now confirmed dead after a massive mudslide in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Sierra Leone mudslides: More evacuations as death toll rises

Africa

Mass burials held in Sierra Leone for mudslide victims

Mass funerals have been held in Sierra Leone for victims of major mudslides that struck this week.

Mass burials held in Sierra Leone for mudslide victims

Africa

Nigeria protesters press for Buhari's resignation over absence

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, who left Nigeria in May for treatment for an undisclosed illness, says he feels fit enough to return home, but will do so only on the advice of his doctors.

Nigeria protesters press for Buhari's resignation over absence

Africa

Liberia: Child soldiers struggle to reintegrate into society

Fourteen years since the end of Liberia's civil war, tens of thousands of former child soldiers are struggling to rebuild their lives.

Liberia: Child soldiers struggle to reintegrate into society

Africa

Anger grows in Nigeria's south over oil spills

Oil production in southern Nigeria is at its highest level in the last two years. But it comes with a cost.

Anger grows in Nigeria's south over oil spills