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Africa

Over 20 passengers die after Nigeria boat capsizes

Rescue teams recover the bodies of 17 women and four children on board the boat in northwestern state of Sokoto.

Over 20 passengers die after Nigeria boat capsizes

Nigeria

'I never tasted this suffering when I was in Cameroon'

Thousands who fled a government crackdown on protests struggle for basic necessities in neighbouring Nigeria.

In Nigeria, Anglophone Cameroonians turn to low paid labour

Africa

Refugees flee violence in Cameroon into neighbouring Nigeria

Since separatists declared an independent 'Ambazonia' state in south Cameroon, tens of thousands have fled violence into Nigeria and relief workers are struggling to keep up.

Africa

Nigeria: Grazing conflict deadlier than Boko Haram

At least 1,500 people have been killed in clashes between nomadic herders and sedentary farmers since September

Nigeria: Grazing conflict deadlier than Boko Haram

Africa

UNICEF Nigeria welcomes release of child Boko Haram suspects

UNICEF Nigeria praises the release of children suspected of Boko Haram ties from administrative custody.

Senegal

Senegal convicts 13 suspected Boko Haram fighters

Accused imprisoned for attempting to establish a homegrown armed group modelled on Boko Haram.

Senegal convicts 13 suspected Boko Haram fighters

Africa

Boko Haram fighters who abducted Chibok girls captured

The eight men were among a group of 22 fighters arrested within the past two week in connection with the 2014 abduction.

Nigeria captures Boko Haram fighters who abducted Chibok girls

Opinion

How Fela Kuti came to be celebrated by those he sang against

The Nigerian icon was harassed, censored and imprisoned for singing truth to power. Today power celebrates him.

Demola Olarewaju

by Demola Olarewaju

Demola Olarewaju

Africa

Nigeria floods worsen food shortages

Floods in Nigeria are causing a heavy loss of life and of crops, raising fears in agricultural communities.

Africa

Nigeria's government under pressure to stop bandit group

An armed group around the Nigerian state of Zamfara has been attacking locals and extorting money for several years and the violence is getting worse.

Africa

Nigeria: Opposition mounts against Buhari's re-election bid

At least 39 political parties have teamed up in a bid to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election.

Nigeria: Opposition mounts against Buhari's re-election bid

Africa

Jos: Nigeria's epicentre of unrest over land and resources

Conflict between farmers and cattle herders displaced hundreds as central state faces severe food shortages and rising violence.

Africa

Nigeria's ethnic conflict leaves hundreds dead

Hundreds have been forced to flee their homes as indigenous farmers battle cattle herders.

Opinion

Boko Haram, IDP returns and political calculations in Nigeria

Why are IDPs being urged to return to unsafe areas in Nigeria's northeast?

Orji Sunday

by Orji Sunday

Orji Sunday

Italy

Sex trafficking victims: From juju curses to the street

The Oba of Benin threatened those manipulating women with black magic curses, bringing a moment of relief in Italy.

A traditional Nigerian leader took on traffickers. Has it helped?