Sailor kidnappings surge by over 50pc off West Africa: Watchdog

The number of sailors kidnapped off West Africa surged by more than 50 percent last year, a maritime watchdog said Tuesday, urging greater international cooperation to reduce piracy.The abductions ...

Sailor kidnappings surge by over 50pc off West Africa: Watchdog

Five killed by 'jihadists' in northeast Nigeria

Five members of a militia in an offensive were killed by alleged jihadists linked with the Islamic State militant group killed in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, militia sources told AFP.Fighters ...

Five killed by 'jihadists' in northeast Nigeria

How African countries left their European colonisers

A wave of sub-Saharan African countries became independent in the 1960s, 17 achieving self-rule from colonial Belgium, Britain and France in 1960 alone.Portugal's colonies would only break free in ...

How African countries left their European colonisers

35 civilians killed in Burkina Faso attack

A militant attack in northern Burkina Faso on Tuesday killed 35 civilians, almost all of them women, the president said, one of the deadliest assaults in nearly five years of jihadist violence in the ...

35 civilians killed in Burkina Faso attack

Macron wants more 'political clarity' in Sahel

Frence president Emmanuel Macron called for greater "political clarity" from Sahel countries hosting French troops fighting Islamist militants on Saturday, as he visited the troubled African region ...

Macron wants more 'political clarity' in Sahel

95 killed in Tanzania fuel truck blast

The death toll from a fuel truck explosion in Tanzania has climbed to 95, a hospital spokesman said Sunday.A massive fireball engulfed a crowd thronging to collect petrol from an overturned tanker ...

95 killed in Tanzania fuel truck blast

115 feared dead in shipwreck off Libya coast

About 115 people are missing and feared to have drowned and another 134 were rescued by Libyan coast guards and local fishermen after a wooden boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya, a Libyan navy ...

115 feared dead in shipwreck off Libya coast
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