Nigeria’s President Buhari off to London for medical follow-up

Nigeria’s President Buhari off to London for medical follow-up

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari left last night for London to consult with his doctors, the Presidency said on Sunday. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will preside over government businesses in his absence. The President, according

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Nigeria Chibok girls: 82 freed by Boko Haram

Nigeria Chibok girls: 82 freed by Boko Haram

Islamist militants of the Boko Haram group have released 82 schoolgirls from a group of 276 they abducted in north-eastern Nigeria three years ago, the president’s office says. They were handed over in exchange for Boko Haram suspects after negotiations.

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Libyan officials rescue more than 160 African migrants

Libyan officials rescue more than 160 African migrants

More than 160 African migrants were rescued by the Libyan coastguard on Saturday (May 6). The migrants were found off the north east coast of Tripoli and were taken to a naval base in the Libyan capital where they received

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Al-Shabab allegedly beheads 2 captured Somali soldiers near Mahaday

Al-Shabab allegedly beheads 2 captured Somali soldiers near Mahaday

Al-Shabab insurgents in Somalia have beheaded two government soldiers they captured on Saturday near the town of Mahaday, 35 kilometers north of Jowhar, and the provincial capital of Middle Shabelle region, officials and witnesses told VOA. The head of the

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Tanzania school bus crash kills dozens

Tanzania school bus crash kills dozens

More than 30 people – almost all of them schoolchildren – have been killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania, officials say. They say the bus plunged off the road in a steep ravine near the town of Karatu.

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Ghanaian peacekeepers praised by UN for foiling attack in South Sudan

Ghanaian peacekeepers praised by UN for foiling attack in South Sudan

Ghanaian peacekeepers have been praised by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for foiling an attack at a United Nations (UN) protection site in Leer town of former Unity State on Wednesday. The attack which occurred between 11pm

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Nigerian officials jailed for selling food aid

Nigerian officials jailed for selling food aid

wo Nigerian officials have been jailed for selling food aid meant for people fleeing militant attacks and food shortages in the country’s north-east. The two sold 180 bags of rice donated by an international aid agency, the court in Maiduguri,

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UN Compound in Mali under attack; Ghanaian soldiers on alert

UN Compound in Mali under attack; Ghanaian soldiers on alert

The UN Compound in Timbuktu, Mali where more than 100 Ghanaian soldiers are stationed has been hit by intense rocket attacks, Myjoyonline.com has gathered. Director of Public Relations at the Ghana Armed Forces Colonel Aggrey Quarshie has confirmed the attack

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Don’t let African literature die; Samira Bawumia charges youth

Don’t let African literature die; Samira Bawumia charges youth

The Second Lady Samira Bawumia has called on the youth to make reading and writing an enviable attribute of their everyday life so they can contribute to projecting African literature to the world. She observed that the culture of reading seems to

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‘Troops mistakenly’ kills Somali minister

‘Troops mistakenly’ kills Somali minister

Somalia’s security forces have shot dead a 31-year-old government minister after mistaking him for a militant Islamist, officials have said. He was killed in his vehicle near the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, the officials added. The president has

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