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Feb 06, 2018
Oil tanker hijacked by pirates near West Africa rescued after four days; all 22 Indian crew members safeAn oil tanker with 22 Indians on board that went missing off the coast of Benin in West Africa on 1 February has been found, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday.
Jan 16, 2018
Ethnic violence killed 83 in Nigeria in two weeks of 2018: President Muhammadu Buhari vows to punish perpetratorsNigeria will punish all those behind an outbreak of deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday
Nov 04, 2017
Red Cross investigation reveals $6 mn meant to fight Ebola outbreak stolen through fraudThe revelations follow an internal investigation of how the organization handled more than $124 million during the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people
Aug 24, 2017
Watch: Eight killed in Guinea in a rubbish dump landslideEight people died and dozens were injured in the West African state of Guinea on Tuesday when a rubbish dump on the outskirts of the capital collapsed after heavy rain.
Aug 11, 2017
Islamic State still capable of motivating attacks in Europe, Al-Qaeda remains resilient, says UN reportIslamic State extremist group is still capable of sending funds to supporters and motivating attacks in Europe and elsewhere despite military pressure
Aug 02, 2017
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: African heavyweights Mali eager to bounce back in absence of rivals NigeriaThe 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup will present a good opportunity for Mali to bounce back after coming close to winning the elusive trophy just two years ago.
Jul 07, 2017
Niger authorities rescue 67 migrants stranded in the desert after being left for deadThe migrants had left the town of Agadez in Niger "on three vehicles" before being "abandoned without provisions by the traffickers," the source added.
Sep 13, 2016
Cashless payments shake-up sheep trade leading to Eid-al-AdhaUsing mobile money services operated by telecoms firms, Sheep traders can accept cashless payments, bypassing the need for a bank.
Jul 02, 2016
Sierra Leone's deputy high commissioner kidnapped in NigeriaA Sierra Leone diplomat was kidnapped in Nigeria, a security official said, confirming the latest high-profile kidnapping in the West African country.
Jun 09, 2016
Liberia now an Ebola-free nation, confirm health ministry officialsLiberia's health ministry said on Thursday the country was free of Ebola, meaning there are now no known cases of the deadly tropical virus left in west Africa.