Ahmed Idris

Ahmed Idris

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

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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

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Biafra: Young Nigerians renew calls for independence

The long struggle for pro-independence groups to separate Biafra from Nigeria is gathering pace, 50 years after a brutal civil war over a successionist rebellion.

Biafra: Young Nigerians renew calls for independence

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Netanyahu seeks African UN support in return for $1bn investment

Netanyahu says he wants to expand trade and win allies. He has signed a memorandum of understanding with ECOWAS members for green energy projects worth $1bn. But he wants something in return.

Netanyahu seeks African UN support in return for $1bn investment

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Ivory Coast economy hit by mutiny

A mutiny in Ivory Coast over soldiers’ pay has shaken business confidence and spooked foreign investors. The second revolt paralysed the country for four days but traders are more worried about the long-term effects.

Ivory Coast economy hit by mutiny

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Ivory Coast mutiny: Soldiers continue standoff over pay

Mutinous soldiers in Ivory Coast have reopened roads into the second-biggest city, Bouake. But they're continuing their revolt over pay. The government promised them more money in January - but it now says it can't afford it.

Ivory Coast mutiny:  Soldiers continue standoff over pay

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Chibok community welcomes schoolgirls' release

The release of 82 schoolgirls by Boko Haram has brought some cheer to Nigeria's Chibok community.

Chibok community welcomes schoolgirls' release

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Nigeria: 82 Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram

Eighty-two Nigerian schoolgirls released by the armed group Boko Haram have arrived in the capital, Abuja, where they will meet the president. The girls were handed over as part of a prisoner swap on Saturday.

Nigeria: 82 Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram

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UN: Nigeria's humanitarian crisis under constant neglect

A delegation from the United Nations is visiting camps in northeast Nigeria that are hosting people displaced by Boko Haram violence. More than two million people have been forced from their homes by the armed group.

UN: Nigeria's humanitarian crisis under constant neglect