The Panama-registered MT Marine Express, loaded with 13,500 tonnes of petrol, had been anchored off the Benin city of Cotonou before authorities lost contact with the vessel.
At least five migrants died off the Libyan coast after their boat capsized in a rescue operation. A German NGO and the Libyan coast guard are arguing over the deaths.
Togo is a sliver of land in West Africa that is drawing attention for its current political upheaval, which has been long in the making.
The downturn in Nigeria's economy is having a some nasty side-effects. The poverty sees many attempt the trip to Europe, but then end up in prostitution.
Nigeria's social security system is suffering as most of the country's believers prefer to fund churches and mosques rather than pay taxes to the government.
The fate of nearly 200 girls, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, still remains unknown, while their families demand that Nigeria's government bring them back home.
The UN Security Council says Boko Haram continues to disrupt the peace and stability in West and Central Africa.
Multinational Joint Task Force says they rescued approximately 2,000 hostages abducted by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Nigeria
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