Nigeria mob victim 'not bomber'
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:31:44 GMT
A woman who was beaten to death in Nigeria on suspicion of being a suicide bomber was in fact mentally ill and not involved in terrorism, according to police and her family. Tanzania albino killers face death
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:12:00 GMT
Four people, including the victim's husband, are sentenced to death in Tanzania after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman. Liberia releases last Ebola patient
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:36:37 GMT
Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases for the first time since May 2014, according to health officials. Kenyan TV channels end blackout
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:16:26 GMT
Three popular Kenyan TV channels are due to return to air, ending a three-week protest in which they turned off their digital signals. African synchrotron bid gathers pace
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:44:52 GMT
The effort to build a synchrotron - a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research - in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears.
Nigeria stalls Chad, aims to beat Boko Haram before election
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:39:26 -0800
By Daniel Flynn and Bate Felix N'DJAMENA/YAOUNDE (Reuters) - When battle-hardened Chadian troops overran a Boko Haram camp in northern Nigeria last week, they wanted to press deep into territory controlled by the Islamist group but Nigeria refused to let them. Having defeated al Qaeda in Mali two years ago, Chad's military believes it could finish off Boko Haram alone. In a country proud to be a ... Nigeria likely to lower estimate for 2015 GDP after naira drops
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:36:02 -0800
By Chijioke Ohuocha LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria expects to lower its forecast for 2015 economic growth again, after cutting its forecast to 5.54 percent in January, after oil prices fell and the currency weakened further last month, the country's statistics bureau said. Yemi Kale told the Reuters Africa Investment Summit on Tuesday he did not expect a reduction of more than 1 percent in the 5.54 ... Fuel shortages hit Nigeria as currency woes hurt importers
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 06:51:51 -0800
By Julia Payne and Libby George ABUJA/LONDON (Reuters) - Oil-rich Nigeria's main cities are facing acute gasoline shortages as importers feel the pinch of a plummeting local currency, tighter credit lines and unpaid government subsidies, oil traders and local industry sources said. "I have spent 12 hours here," taxi driver Bartholomew Odey Akpa told Reuters on Monday. "I work at the airport as a ... Nigeria claim 70 Boko Haram fighters killed in repelled attack
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:01:54 -0800
Around 150 Boko Haram fighters entered the fishing town with a large herd of cattle pretending to be herders and opened fire on troops stationed in the town, leading to a six-hour gun battle. "At the last count 73 Boko Haram gunmen were killed in the foiled attack," a civilian vigilante, Butari Mala, told AFP. A military source in Maiduguri, who requested anonymity because he is not authorised ...