Women

The all-women law firm helping prisoners get justice in Nigeria

Poor Nigerian inmates can wait years for their cases to go to trial, but now a group of lawyers are fighting the system.

The all-women law firm helping prisoners get justice in Nigeria

AJ Impact

Trade zone connecting 1.2 billion Africans moves ahead

Even if the pandemic continues into 2021, the African Continental Free Trade Area will move ahead, a top official says.

Africa-wide trade deal will push ahead despite coronavirus wrath

Nigeria

Nigerian doctors call off strike over lack of PPE

Doctors' union says it ended the strike to give the government time to fulfil the outstanding demands.

Nigerian doctors call off strike over lack of PPE

Nigeria

Nigerian doctors strike over lack of PPE, welfare concerns

Doctors at state-run hospitals walk out but medics at COVID-19 centres will continue working, union says.

Nigerian doctors strike over lack of PPE, welfare concerns

Nigeria

20 soldiers, 40 civilians killed in attacks Nigeria's Borno state

Islamic State West Africa Province claim twin attacks, which burned down a UN humanitarian hub and police station.

20 soldiers, 40 civilians killed in attacks Nigeria's Borno state

Africa

COVID-19 in Africa: Virus spreading from urban to rural areas

Rural areas do not have adequate access to healthcare or awareness of preventive measures.

Nigeria

Fighters kill dozens, raze village in Nigeria's Borno state

At least 81 killed in attack believed to be in retaliation to the killing of fighters to prevent theft of herd animals.

Fighters kill dozens, raze village in Nigeria's Borno state

AJ Impact

OPEC+ to meet on Saturday to discuss extending historic cuts

OPEC member Saudi Arabia and its ally Russia will try to push laggards such as Iraq and Nigeria to comply with curbs.

OPEC+ to meet on Saturday to discuss extending historic cuts

Africa

Nigerians take to streets to protest against sexual violence

Demonstrators in Abuja demand 'justice' after a series of high-profile rape cases sparked outrage in the country.

Nigerians take to streets to protest against sexual violence

AJ Impact

Racial unrest impedes US bid to counter China in Africa

The United States's Africa strategy proposed bilateral trade deals, a foreign aid overhaul to claw back lost influence.

Racial unrest impedes US bid to counter China in Africa

AJ Impact

Oil falls from $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts

Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed to extend existing cuts but the timing and scale of the deal remains murky.

Oil falls from $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts

Africa

Nigerians go online to demand 'justice' for abuses against women

Outcry after three women were killed or raped in cases activists say show widespread sexual violence, police brutality.

Nigerians go online to demand 'justice' for abuses against women

Opinion

Remembering my father's Biafra: The politics of erasing history

Decades after the Nigeria-Biafra war, the truth of what happened is denied, so we forfeit the chance to learn from it.

Innocent Chizaram Ilo

by Innocent Chizaram Ilo

Innocent Chizaram Ilo

Africa

Eid in Nigeria: Outbreak dampens festivities

Economists warn that many businesses in Nigeria's informal economy may never recover.

AJ Impact

US demands investigation into African Development Bank's decision

Akinwumi Adesina is accused of handing contracts to acquaintances and appointing relatives to powerful positions.

US demands investigation into African Development Bank's decision