Ahmed Idris

Ahmed Idris

Africa

Cameroon's language dispute keeps schools shut

English-speaking regions of Cameroon are attempting to break away from the French-speaking majority and establish their own state called Ambazonia.

Cameroon's language dispute keeps schools shut

Africa

Nigeria bans foreign milk to support local farmers

Critics say local producers may struggle to supply enough milk for 200 million Nigerians.

Nigeria bans foreign milk to support local farmers

Africa

Nigeria floods: 'Too late' to replant damaged crops

Meteorologists are warning Nigerians to expect more flooding nationwide, raising fears of food shortages.

Nigeria floods: 'Too late' to replant damaged crops

Africa

Nigeria works to end violence in country's northwest

The government says it is moving to address what nomads describe as decades of exploitation and oppression.

Nigeria works to end violence in country's northwest

Africa

Bukom: Ghana's hub for boxing champions

Tough Accra neighbourhood where opportunities are limited is producing some of Africa's finest boxers.

Bukom: Ghana's hub for boxing champions

Africa

West Africa pirate attacks continue to rise

Naval chiefs call for more funding and protection as piracy, kidnappings and oil thefts in Gulf of Guinea rise.

West Africa pirate attacks continue to rise

Africa

Single currency hopes to unite West African nations

Implementation of the ECO was delayed several times, but recent agreement on African free trade area is seen as enough incentive for the region's leaders to launch it next year after three failed attempts.

Single currency hopes to unite West African nations

Africa

Invasive foreign plant chokes Nigeria's rivers and dams

Water hyacinth infestation disrupts hydroelectricity generation, transport on rivers and decimates fish population.

Invasive foreign plant chokes Nigeria's rivers and dams

Africa

Nigeria democracy: Anger over slow progress of reforms

People are unhappy with failures to reform the electoral process, violence, electricity shortages and unemployment.

Nigeria democracy: Anger over slow progress of reforms

Africa

Children at risk in Nigeria due to lead poisoning from gold mines

Lead poisoning has killed hundreds of children in Nigeria, with treating them made difficult by violence.

Children at risk in Nigeria due to lead poisoning from gold mines

Africa

Nigeria's former child vigilantes return to school

The UN wants the disengagement process to help children caught up in violence have a chance at a normal life.

Nigeria's former child vigilantes return to school

Africa

Nigeria's 'mega schools' for Boko Haram victims

Opposed to western education, Boko Haram launched its school bombing campaign and began kidnapping girls in 2009.

Nigeria's 'mega schools' for Boko Haram victims