News - West African country

Buhari Receives Israel, Sierra Leone Envoys

5 months ago /
International News 

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the letters of credence from the ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, Shimon Ben-Shosan and the Sierra Leone high commissioner, Dr Solomon Gembeh.

Buhari Restates Nigeria’s Commitment To African Brotherhood

1 year ago /
Nation  Politics 

President Muhammadu says it is a thing of joy for Nigeria to lend a helping hand to any African country in distress.

Bayelsa NSCDC Raises Alarm Over Human Trafficking In The State

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Bayelsa State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Godwin Nwachukwu,  has warned parents to be vigilant as human traffickers have spread their tentacles to recruit the young and gullible people in the state.

Liberia’s Success Is Important To Nigeria – Osinbajo

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assured the people and government of Liberia of Nigeria’s support, noting that the success of their country is very important.

Ex-Burkina President’s Brother Arrested For Murder Of Journalist

2 years ago /
International News 

The brother of Burkina Faso’s ex-president Blaisecompaore has been arrested in france in connection with the 1998 murder of a reporter in the west african country. A report says that sixty-three-year-Old Francois Compaore, was arrested at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Sunday over the killings of journalist Norbert Zongo...

Liberians Go To Polls To Elect Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ‘s Successor

2 years ago /
International News 

Liberians go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a successor to president Ellen Johnson sirleaf, who is stepping down after twelve years in office. It will be a historic moment in the West African country since the end of the civil war in 1989. Liberia has been through challenges in recent...

DBN Plans 20,000 Credit Facilities To SMEs In First Year

2 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Development Bank of Nigeria plans to give out up to 20,000 new loans to small businesses within its first year of operation as part of efforts to help unlock credit to the economy. Small scale enterprises make up 60 percent of Nigeria’s economy.  Chief Executive Officer of DBN, Tony Okpanachi, told...

Africa Cup Of Nations: Mahrez, Aubameyang To Shine In Gabon

2 years ago /
Sports  

The 31st Africa Cup of Nations, hosted in the oil-rich west African country Gabon, is set to be wide open given the international retirement of many leading African footballers. Without the participation of Ivoirians Yaya Toure and Kolo Toure or Ghanaians Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng, and combined with the surprising...

Peacekeeping Mission: Nigerian Army Deploys 800 Troops To Sudan

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has deployed 800 officers and soldiers to Sudan on a peace keeping mission, the troops are expected to depart Nigeria for Liberia in a couple of days. Addressing the troops during their passing out ceremony from the Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre, Jaji, Kaduna State, ahead of their departure...

Burkina Faso Military Takes Power, Dissolves Government

4 years ago /
International News 

Burkina Faso's military said on Thursday it had stripped interim President Michel Kafando of his functions and dissolved the government, seizing power in a coup less than a month before elections meant to restore democracy in the West African country. Burkina Faso was plunged into chaos on Wednesday when the elite...

Benin Pledge Troops To Boost Multinational Force

4 years ago /
Security 

The multinational force fighting Boko haram insurgency in Nigeria’s Northeast, Chad and Cameroun, got a boost of eight hundred troops on Sunday. Benin republic president, Boni Yayi, made the troops pledge during the visit of the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, to the West African country. With additional troops and cooperation of Nigeria’s...

 

Niger Court Drops Politically Charged Baby-Trafficking Case Against Opposition Members

4 years ago /
International News 

A court in Niger threw out charges on Friday against members of the political and social elite accused of trafficking newborn babies -- a case dismissed by the opposition as a plot to discredit its members. Police started arresting 20 people, including the wives of several senior politicians, in June and...

Former Soccer Star, Weah, Wins Liberian Senate Election

4 years ago /
International News 

Liberian opposition politician and former football star George Weah won a landslide victory in Senate elections in Ebola-ravaged Liberia, official results showed Sunday.   Weah - who in 1995 became the first and only African yet to win the Ballon d'Or as European footballer of the year and who played for AC...

I.Coast's Ble Goude To Be Tried For Crimes Against Humanity

4 years ago /
International News 

The International Criminal Court on Thursday ordered a close ally of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, Charles Ble Goude, to stand trial for crimes against humanity linked to a 2010-11 post-election crisis. "The Pre-Trial Chamber confirmed four charges of crimes against humanity against Charles Ble Goude and committed him to trial,"...

Boko Haram: Cameroon Plans Death Penalty For Threat From Terror Group, Beefs Up Security With 20,000 Recruits

4 years ago /
International News 

Lawmakers in Cameroon, which is battling to stop the advance of Nigerian Boko Haram militants on its territory, will vote in the coming days on whether to impose the death penalty on those found guilty of involvement in acts of terrorism. "The draft law provides the ultimate penalty, the death penalty,...

Mali Confirms Eighth Ebola Case

4 years ago /
International News 

Mali has confirmed a new case of Ebola, bringing to eight the number of people who have fallen ill with the deadly disease in the West African country. A government statement issued Monday night said the patient had been placed in a treatment center. All of Mali's Ebola cases can be traced...

 

Mali, Rebels Start Third Round Of Peace Talks

4 years ago /
International News 

Mali Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop, said government has began a third round of peace negotiations with mostly Tuareg rebel groups in Algiers on Thursday night. He said on Friday in Bamako that this was aimed at ending decades of uprisings in the north, with the government calling for a swift conclusion...

AU Commends Nigeria, ECOWAS For Emergence Of Transitional Government In Burkina Faso

4 years ago /
International News 

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dlamini Zuma, has commended Nigeria's President, Goodluck Jonathan and ECOWAS Chairman, John Dramani-Mahama of Ghana, for their role in restoring constitutional order in Burkina Faso. This is contained in a statement from the Commission's Information and Communication Directorate on Tuesday in Addis Ababa. The authorities in Ouagadugou, the Burkinabe capital, on...

Burkina Faso Chooses Ex-Diplomat, Michael Kafando As Interim President

4 years ago /

Authorities in Burkina Faso named former foreign minister Michel Kafando as transitional president on Monday in a key step towards returning the West African country to democracy in the wake of a brief military takeover. Kafando was chosen as part of a charter hammered out after long time President Blaise Compaore...

Mali To Declare 108 Ebola-Free After Quarantine

5 years ago /
International News 

Mali is preparing to release 108 people from Ebola quarantine in a tentative step toward declaring it has contained an outbreak. Mali became the sixth West African country to report a case of Ebola when a 2-year-old girl died last month, leading to an urgent search for anyone who may have...


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