Saturday, March 2, 2024

Nigerian woman in attempt to drive from London to Lagos

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Nigerian travel content creator Pelumi Nubi is today beginning an attempt to drive from London to Lagos, a journey of more than 7,000km (4,340...

Ghanaian peacekeeper killed in violence in South Sudan – UN

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A United Nations peacekeeper from Ghana has been killed alongside some civilians after clashes between rival local groups in the Abyei region on South...

Ecowas: Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso quit West African bloc

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Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso have announced they are leaving the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas). The junta-led countries had already been suspended...

Nigeria Ibadan explosion: Deadly blast affects several city suburbs

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A massive explosion in the Nigerian city of Ibadan killed two people and injured 77 others overnight. Rescue and recovery efforts are ongoing in seven...

Kenya cult leader Paul Mackenzie faces terror charges over mass deaths

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A Kenyan cult leader is to be charged with murder and terrorism over the deaths of more than 400 people found in mass graves,...

TB Joshua exposé: How the pastor covered up fatal Lagos building collapse

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The BBC has unearthed new evidence the late Nigerian megachurch leader TB Joshua hid dead bodies and intimidated families, to cover up his role...

Betta Edu: Nigerian poverty minister suspended over $640K in personal bank account

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Nigeria's president has suspended a minister over the alleged diversion of more than 585 million naira ($640,000; £500,000) of public money into a personal...

Nigeria seeks to ban degrees from Kenya, Uganda in crackdown

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Nigeria says it will extend the suspension of degrees accreditation to more countries, including Kenya and Uganda. This comes days after the West African country...

Ugandan LGBTQ rights activist stabbed to ‘near death’

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A prominent LGBTQ rights activist in Uganda, Steven Kabuye, has been stabbed to "near death" by unknown assailants while he was on his way...

Morocco seizes 1.4 tonnes of cocaine concealed as bananas

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Police in Morocco have seized 1.488 tonnes (3,280lb) of cocaine in a joint operation with Spanish security forces. The cocaine was found concealed in banana...