Nigeria has 'torture officers'
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:51:31 GMT
Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says. SA team helps Nigeria church rescue
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:03:56 GMT
A South African rescue team flies to Nigeria to help locate missing South Africans believed to have been inside a church hostel when it collapsed. French MSF worker contracts Ebola
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:53:07 GMT
A French aid worker from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, reports say. Ebola can 'ruin W Africa economies'
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:38:39 GMT
The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says. South Sudan U-turn on foreigner ban
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:46:09 GMT
South Sudan's government says it will not ban foreign workers, annulling a controversial decree it issued a day earlier.
Criminalise torture now, Amnesty tells Nigeria
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:02:12 -0700
Lagos (AFP) - Amnesty International on Thursday urged Nigeria's government to criminalise torture, as it published a new report documenting widespread abuses in the criminal justice system and military. Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria college shooting, blast
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:15:26 -0700
Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Boko Haram insurgents have been blamed after at least 13 people died during a shoot-out between police and suspected suicide bombers at a teacher training college in northern Nigeria. 67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:27:48 -0700
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The death toll in the collapse of a building in Nigeria last week rose on Tuesday when the South African president said 67 South Africans died and dozens were injured in the accident. Four soldiers hurt in central Nigeria ambush: military
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:15:24 -0700
Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen opened fire on a military convoy at the weekend in central Nigeria's Kogi state, injuring four soldiers, a senior military source said Tuesday.