ABUJA, NIGERIA (AUGUST 19, 2017) (REUTERS) – Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country Saturday (August 19) after three months of medical leave in Britain where he received treatment for an unspecified ailment. Continue reading
ABUJA, NIGERIA (MAY 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – A group of girls released by Boko Haram jihadists after kidnapping them in 2014 in the north Nigerian town of Chibok arrived on Sunday (May 7) in the capital Abuja, a Reuters witness said.
Nigerians give mixed reactions as President Muhammadu Buhari extends his medical leave, deepening suspicions his health is worse than officials are admitting publicly.
There were close to 20 elections in Africa in 2016. Ghana and Benin stood out as the most peaceful and democratic, while countries like Uganda were mired by violence as Gabon and Gambia had disputed outcomes. Continue reading
Human Rights Watch has released a report accusing Nigeria’s police and troops of raping women and girls displaced by conflict in the northeast. An Islamist campaign by Boko Haram has driven more than two million people from their homes and killed some 15,000 in the region. Abuses are also said to have been carried out by camp leaders and local militias meant to help the military fight the insurgents.
#BringBackOurGirls activists blame the government and international community for failing to rescue children abducted by Boko Haram two years ago and call for more action.
World events during the second quarter of the year include an attack on a Kenyan university, a gunman targeting tourists on a Tunisian beach and, after decades of hostility, a handshake between the leaders of the United States and Cuba.
(REUTERS) – Chanting protesters in Nigeria march to the home of President Muhammadu Buhari.
They’re demanding answers from the government on what is being done to rescue some 200 girls kidnapped from a school in the northeastern town of Chibok last year.
Residents of Abuja and Lagos celebrate the first-ever democratic transfer of power in Nigeria, as former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari is inaugurated as president.
Severe fuel shortages in Nigeria hit the services of Africa’s largest mobile telecoms operator, MTN, and force Guaranty Trust Bank to close its branches nationwide at lunchtime, the companies say.