Ahmed Idris

Ahmed Idris

Africa

Nigeria: Shrinking Goronyo dam threatens livelihood of millions

In the past year, water levels have dropped to just 10 percent of its capacity, forcing authorities to ration water to homes.

Nigeria: Shrinking Goronyo dam threatens livelihood of millions

Africa

Dozens killed in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria

Although the government says Boko Haram has been defeated, the group continues to target isolated, vulnerable villages.

Dozens killed in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria

Africa

Sierra Leone election: Low voter turnout in presidential runoff

Voter turnout has been reported as being lower than in the first round on March 7.

Sierra Leone election: Low voter turnout in presidential runoff

Africa

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors struggle to rebuild their lives

Government took possession of 52 homes donated by some construction companies to help the victims, but survivors say the government is demanding they pay for them.

Sierra Leone mudslide survivors struggle to rebuild their lives

Africa

Sierra Leone postpones runoff vote amid fraud allegations

The country's Supreme Court has approved the election commission's request to delay Tuesday's runoff presidential election until the weekend.

Sierra Leone postpones runoff vote amid fraud allegations

Boko Haram

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls undergoing treatment

The 105 Nigerian schoolgirls and their families have begun to recover after the Boko Haram fighters who abducted the girls released them earlier this week.

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls undergoing treatment

Africa

Sierra Leone: Ebola survivors 'not getting help' they need

Survivors say the disease is still killing people three years after the country was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization.

Sierra Leone: Ebola survivors 'not getting help' they need

Africa

Sierra Leone: Voters head to polls to elect new president

Leaders of 16 political parties are vying to succeed President Ernest Bai Koroma, but many voters doubt the candidates will be able to revive the ailing economy.

Sierra Leone: Voters head to polls to elect new president

Education

Nigeria paying parents to take their children to school

Wishing to capitalise on the success of a UNICEF programme, the Nigerian government is offering $41 a year to families to keep their daughters in the classroom.

Nigeria paying parents to take their children to school

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