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West African bloc suspends Mali over coup, but no new sanctions

West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Sunday suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's coup and said authorities must stick to a timetable...

Nigeria: NNPC Selects 26 Firms to Lift Nigeria’s Crude Oil

Abuja — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has picked 26 foreign and local companies as well as 12 countries to lift the country's...

How a Nigerian scheme forged in war creates billionaires

A smiling Onyeka Orie, 28, looks the picture of happiness in his mobile phone accessories shop at the sprawling Computer Village in Nigeria's main...

Should Canterbury Museum return Nigerian taonga?

At the turn of the 19th century, British soldiers looted sculptures known as Benin Bronzes from the Kingdom of Benin, which is now Nigeria. Canterbury...

Mali woman has given birth to nine babies, says health ministry

A woman in Mali has given birth to nine babies – two more than doctors had detected inside her womb – according to the country’s health...

Emmanuel Gyasi: Born in Italy fulfilling his dream of playing for Ghana

Italy-born Emmanuel Gyasi may have fulfilled his childhood dream of playing for Ghana but he already has a new one to chase. The 27-year-old, who...

Mali’s first female rapper: ‘I’m no delinquent’

Ami Yerewolo has been struggling to make it as a rap artist in Mali for 10 years. Finally, though, things are working out for her....

How a Nigerian mother fought to hold on to her child in Italy

One sultry afternoon in the main city of the Italian island of Sicily, a Nigerian mother is intensely watching her two-year-old son play. They are...

Nigeria gang leader behind school kidnapping shot by rivals

Auwalu Daudawa was reportedly ambushed while attempting to steal a herd of cattle from an armed group in the north-western state of Zamfara. Daudawa is...

Ghana warns against travel to Covid hotspots

Ghanaian health authorities have warned against non-essential travel to Covid-19 hotspot countries. Those planning to travel to countries with high infection rates have been urged...

Acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has made a heartfelt tribute on Facebook to her mother, who died on 1 March.

Adichie's heartbreak on the loss of parents Adichie writes about the pain of having her heart broken twice as her mother, Grace Adichie, died months...

Nigerian Politicians Own 800 Properties Worth $400m in London, Dubai – Chatham House Expert

Matthew Page, an associate fellow of Chatham House, London, U.K., says education and real estate sectors provide opportunities for Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) in...
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