Africa

Unidentified gunmen kill 19 people in central Nigeria

Attackers torch houses and other buildings of Tawari community in Kogi State, close to capital Abuja, police say.

Unidentified gunmen kill 19 people in central Nigeria

Nigeria

ISIL-linked group claims 'execution of 11 Christians' in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari criticised 'agents of darkness' ISWAP, urging unity between the country's faith groups.

ISIL-linked group claims 'execution of 11 Christians' in Nigeria

AJ Impact

Maritime piracy increases business costs in the Gulf of Guinea

The cost of maritime piracy in West Africa was more than $800m in 2017: Oceans Beyond Piracy

Maritime piracy increases business costs in the Gulf of Guinea

Africa

Africa makes a scene: Best contemporary art fairs of 2020

From South Africa to Morocco, fairs including new and established creatives are drawing art lovers and buyers alike.

Africa makes a scene: Best contemporary art fairs of 2020

Africa

Security tops agenda as West African leaders meet in Abuja

Regional security and integration dominate agenda as heads of states from across West Africa meet for ECOWAS summit.

Security tops agenda as West African leaders meet in Abuja

Science & Technology

Nigerians raise alarm over controversial Social Media Bill

Plan to overhaul internet laws will curtail fake news, supporters say, but critics cry foul over threat to free speech.

Nigerians raise alarm over controversial Social Media Bill

Africa

ISIL-linked group executes 4 hostages in Nigeria: NGO

Four dead among six hostages taken by Boko Haram splinter group Islamic State West Africa Province in July.

ISIL-linked group executes 4 hostages in Nigeria: NGO

Africa

Mystery behind Burkina Faso violence hampering response to crisis

Experts say the confluence of armed groups in the West African country is complicating humanitarian efforts.

Mystery behind Burkina Faso violence hampering response to crisis

AJ IMPACT

Nigeria eases visa rules for African passport holders

President Buhari announces move to allow African passport holders into continent's largest economy with visa on arrival.

Nigeria eases visa rules for African passport holders

Opinion

The secret prosecution of Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri

The case against Abiri sets a dangerous precedent, threatening freedom of the press in Nigeria.

Jonathan Rozen

by Jonathan Rozen

Jonathan Rozen

AJ Impact

Nigeria's parliament passes record budget for 2020

The budget assumes a deficit of 1.52 percent of estimated GDP, to be financed with foreign and domestic debt.

Nigeria's parliament passes record budget for 2020

Nigeria

Pirates attack tanker off Nigeria coast, take 19 crew hostage

Criminal groups have shifted from stealing cargo to holding crew members for ransom in recent years.

Pirates attack tanker off Nigeria coast, take 19 crew hostage

Nigeria

Fleeing conflict but finding hunger in northwestern Nigeria

In Zamfara, displaced children suffer from high levels of malnutrition as banditry and violence halt food supplies.

Fleeing conflict but finding hunger in northwestern Nigeria

Malaria

Malaria killed 405,000 in 2018 as medical funding stalled: WHO

Pregnant women, children in Africa continue to bear brunt of epidemic that affected 228 million worldwide last year.

Malaria killed 405,000 in 2018 as medical funding stalled: WHO

AJ Impact

Chevron is trying to sell two Nigerian businesses - again

Chevron tried and failed to sell the two blocks in 2015 when global dealmaking in oil and gas dropped.

Chevron is trying to sell two Nigerian businesses - again