Ahmed Idris


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.


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 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.


Chibok community welcomes schoolgirls' release

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


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.


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.