Niger coup: France evacuating citizens after embassy attack

France has begun evacuating its citizens from Niger amid anti-French sentiment following last week's coup. The first of three French planes sent to evacuate European citizens took off from the capital, Niamey. The coup has prompted...

Niger coup: Burkina Faso and Mali juntas issue war warning

The military juntas in Burkina Faso and Mali have said any forcible attempt to restore President Mohamed Bazoum in neighbouring Niger will be seen as a declaration of war on them. This follows a threat...

Niger coup: Tchiani declares himself leader

Gen Abdourahmane Tchiani has declared himself the new leader of Niger after a dramatic coup. Also known as Omar Tchiani, he staged a takeover which started on Wednesday when the presidential guards unit he led...

Nigerian public doctors strike over pay after fuel subsidy axed

Frontline doctors in Nigerian public hospitals began an indefinite strike on Wednesday over grievances including demands for a pay rise after the removal of a subsidy on petrol, the doctors' union said. The doctors are...

Nigeria’s suspended bank chief denies owning shotgun

Nigeria’s suspended bank chief has appeared in court more than a month after he was arrested by the country’s secret police. Godwin Emefiele was charged with illegally owning a shotgun and ammunition at Tuesday’s appearance...

Ex-Nigeria governor ordered to pay $130m – report

James Ibori, a former governor of Nigeria's Delta state, has been ordered by a UK judge to hand over £100m ($130m) that he is accused of having stolen, the Reuters news agency reports. Ibori was...

UNDRR and partners build capacities of African experts on early warning systems to reduce...

ACCRA, Ghana: In response to Africa’s vulnerability to the threats and risks of disaster, which undermines the development and safety of the continent, the United Nation’s Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), in partnership...

Dr Donkor re-appointed as president for the second term

The Board of Governors of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), comprising the Ministers of Finance and Economic Planning of the fifteen ECOWAS member states, has unanimously re-appointed Dr George Agyekum Nana...

South African High Commissioner calls for the building of the Silicon Valley of Africa

South Africa's High Commissioner to Ghana, Her Excellency Grace Jeanet Mason, is urging Africa's leadership to consider creating the ‘Silicon Valley of Africa’ to boost trade and economic development among Africans. According to her, Silicon...

Nigeria election: Votes counted after tight poll, final results may take days

Vote counting is underway in Nigeria's tightest presidential election since military rule ended in 1999. Voting was marred by long delays as polling stations failed to open on time in some areas because of logistical...