Islamic State-linked militants may have been responsible for the ambush in southwestern Niger that killed three US Army special operations commandos and several local Niger forces, US officials said Thursday.
The number of illegal migrants leaving Libya for Europe has fallen by 20% so far in 2017, the European naval force charged with stopping people trafficking in the Mediterranean said on Thursday.
Zambian President Edgar Lungu fears his government has been paralysed due to unrelenting allegations of corruption.
Three US soldiers and one from another nation were killed when a joint US-Niger patrol was ambushed near the border with Mali in southwest Niger, the Pentagon confirmed on Thursday.
The House of Representatives has mandated its committees on Foreign Relations and Regional Integration to undertake an appraisal of Nigeria’s membership of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) over speculation that Morocco would be admitted into the regional body.
Officials on Thursday disputed a human rights group report that at least 100 people were killed by security forces during anti-government protests in Cameroon last week.
Ten fighters were killed Thursday when the army launched a pre-dawn attack on a militia in the restive eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo, a military spokesman said.
The body of a Ugandan civil servant who was buried with Shs200m to “bribe” God, has been exhumed.
Sudan expects the United States to lift economic sanctions as Khartoum has met all the required conditions, a Sudanese minister said on Wednesday, days before Washington is due to announce a decision.
Military operations were underway on Thursday near Niger’s border with Mali the day after an attack by unidentified assailants which killed three members of the U.S. Army Special Forces and five Nigerien soldiers, security sources said.
President Robert Mugabe's wife has unveiled her plans for the Mazowe business empire just over a month after Zanu-PF youths raided and destroyed temporary shelters housing several families in the area, says a report.
U.S. officials said three U.S. Army special operations commandos were killed Wednesday and two others were wounded when they came under fire in southwest Niger.
An Ethiopian diplomat who was part of the government delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York last month has sought political asylum in the United States.
Liberia's female politicians profess near-universal respect for Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as she steps down after 12 years as president -- but many also say the glass ceiling that Africa's first female leader cracked remains firmly in place.
Following recent alert by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the use of paracetamol tablets in food preparation, some Lagosians have expressed shock and disappointment.
Victor Osimhen scored the second goal as Lille defeated Gonfreville 2-0 in a Coupe de la Ligue clash at the Stade Oceans, Le Havre on Saturday afternoon.
The sacked governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has said that the nation’s judiciary and the electoral system have been put on trial.
Amotekun: Cleric urges South-West governors to remain resolute in your determination to tackle insecurity
The Retired Bishop of the Igbomina Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Reverend Peter James Akinola, has urged South-West governors to remain resolute in their determination to tackle insecurity and ensure ‘Operation Amotekun’ succeeds.
In furtherance to boosting the airpower assets of the NAF to tackle current and emerging security threats in the country, the Nigerian Airforce is set to induct two new Augusta 109 Westland Attack helicopters into combat operations.
The Council which is the highest decision-making organ of the 15th Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland Otunba Gani Adams, rose from its quarterly meeting yesterday to throw its weight behind the initiative.
A High Court in Ilorin on Tuesday sentenced a man, Abdulwahab Adebayo, to two weeks in a correctional facility for receiving phone calls during court proceedings.
Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has confirmed he met with officials of the Catalan club amid reports he could be set to take over from under-pressure coach Ernesto Valverde.
The Edo Police Command said on Saturday said that at least 5,070 persons were arrested for various crimes last year.
Christian Eriksen played the whole ninety minutes as Tottenham Hotspur won 2-1 against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday night.