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Nigeria army to probe 'humiliating' mistreatment of pro-Biafra activists

The Nigerian Army says it has opened investigations into what it said were excesses by some of its officers against pro-Biafra activists in the southern part of the country More..

Togo crisis: ECOWAS finally speaks, urges govt and opposition to dialogue

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has finally spoken on the political crisis in Togo urging the government and opposition to dialogue on necessary constitutional reforms. More..

Emirates to resume Abuja operations in November 2017

United Arab Emirates-based Emirates Airline is set to begin flights to the Nigerian capital, Abuja, in November this year, the country’s aviation minister confirmed on Wednesday. More..

Sierra Leone accepts 27 deportees to escape U.S. visa sanctions

Four countries were penned for fresh visa restrictions by the United States according to a State Department notice in August. Three from Africa – Guinea, Eritrea and Sierra Leone – the fourth was Cambodia. More..

Riot in Guinean bauxite mining town: forces kill 1, several wounded

At least one person was killed and several wounded when Guinean security forces opened fire to break up a riot in the bauxite mining hub of Boke, witnesses said on Wednesday. More..

Over 100 Eritreans deported by Sudan, others jailed: U.N. deeply concerned

The United Nations refugee outfit (UNHCR) has expressed deep worry over recent deportations by Sudan of Eritrean nationals – who are either in its territory or on transit to Libya. More..

Biafra separatists and army clash: Nigeria's Abia state imposes curfew

A group campaigning for the secession of a part of southeastern Nigeria, formerly known as Biafra, on Tuesday accused the army of laying siege to their leader’s home, a charge the armed forces denied. More..

Ethiopia govt working to resolve Oromia, Somali region security crisis

The Ethiopian government says it is working to resolve a deadly boundary crisis between the Oromia and Somali regional states. More..

Top Zimbabwe miner surrenders major concession to government

Zimbabwe Alloys, the country’s second largest ferrochrome producer, has ceded half of its mining claims to the government, a state-owned newspaper said on Wednesday, ending more than a year of negotiations. More..

Eritrea and Guniea slapped with new U.S. visa restriction regime

The United States has officially issued new visa restrictions on two African countries – Eritrea and Guinea. The respective embassies in Asmara and Conakry confirmed the order. They added that the directive took effect on Wednesday September 13. More..