S Sudan talks failure 'unacceptable'
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:06:06 GMT
Mediators in peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels have said the sides' failure to reach a deal is morally and politically "unacceptable". Congo officials 'similar to rebels'
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12:09:09 GMT
Abuse and exploitation in government-controlled areas in eastern DR Congo are almost as bad as when they were held by rebels, says UK charity Oxfam. Burkina orders Sankara exhumation
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:07:09 GMT
Burkina Faso orders the remains of Thomas Sankara, the iconic ex-president killed in a 1987 coup, to be exhumed for formal identification. Gunmen wound Kano Pillars players
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:38:42 GMT
Five Kano Pillars players are shot by gunmen in an attack on the club's entourage delaying the start of the new Nigerian Premier League season. 'Boko Haram' kill dozens in Nigeria
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:06:35 GMT
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 45 people in a raid on a remote village in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, witnesses say.
Boko Haram kills scores in NE Nigeria, militants amass in Gwoza
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:12:21 -0800
Boko Haram fighters killed 68 people, many of them children, in northeast Nigeria, as militants began amassing in the strategic town of Gwoza against a possible fight-back by military forces. The atrocity in Njaba, some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, happened at dawn on Tuesday and also saw attackers raze the village, witnesses and vigilantes said. Nigeria ... Flour Mills of Nigeria to cut capex as economy falters
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:35:57 -0800
By Chijioke Ohuocha LAGOS (Reuters) - Flour Mills of Nigeria expects to cut capital expenditure by almost half this year, down from 40 billion naira a year ago, as the slowdown in the economy, caused by the oil price collapse and the weakening naira, hurts consumer spending. Chairman John Coumantaros told Reuters Africa Investment Summit that Flour Mills had spent around $750 million over the ... Dozens killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in north Nigeria
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:34:06 -0800
By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - At least 45 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram militants at dawn on Tuesday in a remote village of Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, military sources and authorised vigilante groups told Reuters. The insurgents started shooting into houses in Njaba at about 5:30 a.m. (0430 GMT), a military source in Maiduguri said on Thursday. Boko Haram's ... Residents: Boko Haram readies for battle in NE Nigeria
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:11:02 -0800
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces, residents and an intelligence officer said.