Obama 'to pledge troops for Ebola'
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:52:14 GMT
President Obama is to announce plans to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to help fight the Ebola virus, US officials say. Death sentence for Nigeria mutineers
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:15:51 GMT
Twelve Nigerian soldiers are sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the city of Maiduguri in May. UN takes over CAR peace mission
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:34:09 GMT
The UN formally takes over peacekeeping operations in Central African Republic, where about 25% of the population has fled their homes. Six police killed in Egypt bombing
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:47:25 GMT
Six Egyptian policemen have been killed by a roadside bomb in the Sinai peninsula, the interior ministry says. Migrant boat sinking 'kills 500'
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:45:28 GMT
About 500 migrants drowned after their ship was rammed by another boat near Malta last week, the International Organization for Migration says.
Nigeria sentences 12 soldiers to death for mutiny in northeast
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:59:20 -0700
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's military authorities have sentenced 12 soldiers to death by firing squad for mutiny in the northeastern region where a Boko Haram Islamist insurgency is raging, they said on Tuesday. The soldiers also attempted to kill their commanding officer during the mutiny in May, a statement from the military said. Another five involved were discharged and one was given a four ... Nigeria shelve Keshi contract talks
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:32:49 -0700
Abuja (AFP) - Stephen Keshi's future as Nigeria coach hung in the balance Monday with a decision on whether he stays on only likely to come in the days before the team's next crunch game. 45 dead after Nigeria building collapse
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:05:13 -0700
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Rescue workers have recovered 46 bodies and rescued 130 survivors from a collapsed shopping mall and guesthouse at the campus of renowned Nigerian preacher T.B. Joshua's Synagogue Church of All Nations, the West African nation's emergency agency said Monday. Nigeria says army repels militants outside northeast city
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:25:42 -0700
ABUJA, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Nigeria's military beat back an attack by Islamist insurgents outside the Borno state capital Maiduguri on Friday and sent in reinforcements to stop any assault on the northeastern city, the government said. Authorities were struggling to reassure frightened locals that the armed forces would defend them against the Boko Haram militants, who have overrun a string of ...