'200 villagers' kidnapped in Nigeria
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:47:28 GMT
Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200, a survivor tells the BBC. Kenyan MPs brawl over security bill
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:03:47 GMT
Kenyan MPs trade blows and the deputy speaker has water thrown on her during a chaotic parliamentary session which approves changes to a tough new security bill. US probes $2m Uganda 'currency scam'
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:42:50 GMT
US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for allegedly leading a large international counterfeiting ring. New CAR fighting leaves 28 dead
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:27:04 GMT
At least 28 people are killed in clashes between Muslim and Christian fighters in the Central African Republic. Tests claim Ebosse died from beating
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:51:12 GMT
A new autopsy says Cameroon footballer Albert Ebosse died in Algeria as a result of a beating rather than being hit by a projectile thrown by fans.
Nigeria sentences mutinous soldiers to death as Boko Haram stages major attack
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:04:36 -0800
A daily roundup of terrorism and security issues. Nigeria telecom operators bemoan multiple taxation
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:13:50 -0800
By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Nigeria's telecommunications operators face multiple taxes and fees at local, state and federal level, two of the country's mobile operators told Reuters, with service disruptions related to tax claims costing the sector millions of dollars annually. Mobile phone penetration nearly tripled between 2007 and 2012 and hit 96 percent at 2013-end. The sector accounted ... Nigeria's Buhari picks southern Christian lawyer as running mate
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:06:07 -0800
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's main opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari has picked southern Christian lawyer Yemi Osinbajo to be his running mate in elections set for February 2015, the party leader said on Wednesday. Choosing a Christian from the south to run for the number two job alongside a Muslim northern presidential candidate fits a pattern in Nigerian elections of trying to balance ethnic ... Lawyer defends acts of Nigeria soldiers sentenced to death
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:06:24 -0800
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A human rights lawyer says 54 soldiers have been sentenced to death because they embarrassed Nigeria's military by demanding weapons to fight Islamic extremists, and says they were justified in not going on what would have been a suicidal mission.