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Nigerian soldiers on patrol The Nigerian army has been criticised for failing to stem Boko Haram attacks

Boko Haram crisis: Group of Cameroon captives freed

At least 20 of up to 80 people taken hostage by Boko Haram militants in Cameroon at the weekend are reported to be free.

Nigeria lowers oil price ahead of presidential vote

Africa's largest oil producer Nigeria announced a cut in petrol prices, a month before the country votes in presidential and parliamentary elections.

Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion(right) and Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Secretary General Akelo Misori address journalists after their meeting with Justice Nduma Nderi at a Nairobi Court on January 14,2015 where they agreed to call off the teachers strike and ordered teachers to go back to classes on Monday.

1,000 teachers in boycott threat over insecurity in Kenya

Public schools reopen on Monday when teachers countrywide resume work after ending their two-week strike over pay.

Potiskum, the commercial hub of Yob state, was targeted by female bombers a week ago

Nigeria bomber 'attacks bus station'

A suicide bomber in north-eastern Nigeria has killed four people and injured other commuters at a bus station, witnesses have told the BBC.

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali attack

Gunmen have launched an attack on a UN camp in Mali, killing a UN peacekeeper, residents and eyewitnesses say.

Police earlier fired tear gas to disperse some 1,000 youths in front of Niamey's grand mosque

Charlie Hebdo: Niger protesters set churches on fire

At least three people have been killed and six churches attacked in Niger amid fresh protests against French magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

VISIT—President Goodluck Jonathan, being received by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State (3L)while others watch at the Maiduguri International Airport, yesterday, when the President visited Borno over the ongoing activities of Boko Haram. Inset: President Jonathan with some of the wounded soldiers during the visit. Photos: Ndahi Marama/State House.

Nigeria: President Jonathan pays first visit Maiduguri since CHIBOK Girls abduction

MAIDUGURI— President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday visited Borno State for the second time since a state of emergency was declared in the three north eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe following the killings of thousands of people by Boko Haram insurgents.

Ebola patients who make it to hospital facilities have a much better chance of survival

Ebola crisis: New cases declining in West Africa

New Ebola cases in the three West African countries worst affected by the deadly outbreak of the virus are declining, weekly UN figures show.

Nigeria: President Jonathan, Buhari endorse violence-free polls

President Goodluck Jonathan, former Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (ret) and 12 other presidential candidates, yesterday, signed an undertaking to ensure free and fair polls as well as run issue-based campaigns for the forthcoming general elections in the country.

Tanzania bans witchdoctors over albino attacks

Tanzania has banned witchdoctors in a move intended to stop attacks on people with albinism.

Mozambique 'poisoned' beer kills 69

The number of people killed after drinking a "poisoned" homemade beer in Mozambique has risen to 69, state radio has reported.

10-year-old girl kills 19 in Maiduguri attack

At least 19 people have been killed and several injured by a bomb strapped to a girl reported to be aged about 10 in north-eastern Nigeria, police say.

A billboard campaigning for All Progressives Congress party (APC) is seen at Adeniji district in Lagos.

As many as 2,000 feared dead in latest Boko Haram attack

Hundreds of bodies remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested is the deadliest massacre in the history of Boko Haram.

• Seleka rebels control parts of northern Central African Republic where the LRA has been active.

Seleka rebels demand $5m reward for capture of Dominic Ongwen

Seleka rebels in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) say they should get a reward for capturing a Ugandan militia leader wanted for war crimes.

 • Ebola vaccines on trial

Ebola vaccines to be tried in West Africa

Two promising Ebola vaccines will soon be tried on the frontline of the epidemic in West Africa, the World Health Organisation has announced.

• Burned houses in Baga had been used in fierce fighting before, including the one in April 2013.

Niger not ready to help retake Baga from Boko Haram

Niger has said it will not be involved in any attempt to retake the key north-east Nigerian town of Baga from the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram.

Two Ugandan clerics were killed in December in drive-by shootings

Ugandan Muslim clerics 'go missing' in Kampala

Four Muslim clerics in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, have gone missing after being picked up by unidentified men, a community leader says.

Boko Haram leader threatens Cameroon in YouTube video

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has threatened Cameroon in a video message on YouTube, warning that the same fate would befall the country as neighbouring Nigeria.

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