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Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict: Huge rise in child ‘human bombs’

23 Aug

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Boko Haram insurgency has devastated many lives across north-eastern Nigeria There has been a significant increase in the number of children used as human bombs by Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria, the United Nations says. Unicef reports there have been 83 cases so far this year – four […]

Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation

23 Aug

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after two prolonged spells of medical leave this year Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict: Huge rise in child ‘human bombs’

23 Aug

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Boko Haram insurgency has devastated many lives across north-eastern Nigeria There has been a significant increase in the number of children used as human bombs by Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria, the United Nations says. Unicef reports there have been 83 cases so far this year – four […]

Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation

23 Aug

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after two prolonged spells of medical leave this year Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict: Huge rise in child ‘human bombs’

22 Aug

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Boko Haram insurgency has devastated many lives across north-eastern Nigeria There has been a significant increase in the number of children used as human bombs by Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria, the United Nations says. Unicef reports there have been 83 cases so far this year – four […]

Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation

22 Aug

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after two prolonged spells of medical leave this year Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government […]

Morocco bus sexual assault: Four arrested over attack

22 Aug

Image copyright AFP Image caption The incident is alleged to have happened in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city Four suspects have been arrested in Morocco after a video emerged on social media showing a group of men sexually molesting a woman on a bus. The footage, posted on Sunday, caused outrage online. It shows the young […]

Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges

22 Aug

Four men have appeared in a South African court facing charges of cannibalism after one allegedly walked into a police station declaring he was “tired” of eating human flesh. When questioned further, the man produced part of a human leg and hand. Police then accompanied the man back to a house in KwaZulu-Natal where more […]

President Buhari in plea for Nigerian unity

21 Aug

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Buhari has spent more than five months on medical leave in the UK this year Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation following three months of medical leave in the UK. In a televised speech, Mr Buhari, 74, said he was “distressed” by calls for the dissolution of […]

BBC starts Pidgin digital service for West Africa audiences

21 Aug

Media captionBBC Pidgin: Meet the team A new language service for digital platforms in English-based Pidgin for West and Central Africa has been launched by the BBC World Service. Pidgin is one of the most widely-spoken languages across the region, even though it is not officially recognised. The launch is part of the World Service’s […]