UN revises death toll from initial 43 as residents bury scores of victims following a massacre allegedly by Boko Haram militants in northeastern Borno state.
Boko Haram militants slaughter at least 43 farm labourers in northeastern Borno state, says local militia leader who helped survivors.
Around 100 cattle thieves open fire on Muslim congregation in remote Dutsen Gari village of Zamfara state, killing five and kidnapping 18 others, police say.
Top military official tells a judicial committee that soldiers indeed carried live bullets during October 20 protests in Lagos city where shootings killed several people causing both local and international outrage.
Africa's biggest economy slips into recession as GDP contracts for second consecutive quarter, statistician general says.
Nigerian currency of N1,000, N500 and N200 denominations has Ajami – non-Arab language Arabic script – on them. Some argue this is not secular, while others say it is the only way a portion of the population can understand what is written.
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed is being pressed behind the scenes to allow mediation on Tigray conflict that has spilled into neighbouring Eritrea and rocked wider Horn of Africa, diplomats say.
Tunisia keep their 100% record in the qualifiers with a 1-0 home victory over Tanzania, while Morocco's Hakim Ziyech scored twice as they beat Central African Republic 4-1 but South Africa struggled before winning 2-0 at home to Sao Tome e Principe.
British soldiers seized thousands of metal castings and sculptures during a raid on the then separate Kingdom of Benin in 1897.
The agencies swung the spotlight on Burkina Faso, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen, all facing rising levels of acute hunger with potential risk of famine.
27-year-old Philip Walton was abducted on Tuesday from his home in southern Niger but was recovered in Nigeria.
Washington has spurned Nigerian former finance minister's candidature despite World Trade Organization's recommendation that she lead the trade watchdog as the first African and first woman head.
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