Ahmed Idris

Ahmed Idris

Africa

Nigeria's high costs force small businesses to pool resources

n order to remain competitive, small businesses are banding together to share the costs of production inputs.

Nigeria's high costs force small businesses to pool resources

Africa

Nigeria's mass burial: Violence over farmland worsens

As violence between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria worsens, the number of victims continues to rise.

Nigeria's mass burial: Violence over farmland worsens

Nigeria

Nigeria fuel crisis spawns thriving black market

Africa's top oil producer reels from severe fuel shortage, blamed for long queues at petrol stations nationwide.

Nigeria fuel crisis spawns thriving black market

Africa

Thousands flee violence in Cameroon's Anglophone region

Thousands of people are fleeing unrest in English-speaking areas of southern Cameroon into southern Nigeria.

Thousands flee violence in Cameroon's Anglophone region

Africa

HIV in Africa: Young women and children bear burden

Africa is facing a new health crisis as HIV-positive children enter adolescence and become sexually active, raising fears that without proper education, the epidemic could spread even further.

HIV in Africa: Young women and children bear burden

Nigeria

UK court hears appeal in Shell Nigeria oil spill case

Communities in Rivers State are demanding that energy giant Royal Dutch Shell clean up oil spills and pay the associated costs.

UK court hears appeal in Shell Nigeria oil spill case

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