West Africa


West Africa: Plan In Motion to Extradite Venezuela Ambassador to U.S. as ECOWAS Court Overruled

Published March 18, 2021, 11:26 a.m. by rssfeed

[Premium Times] The verdict is in sharp contrast to Monday's judgment of the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Mr Saab's arrest, detention …

Nigeria: One in Every Seven Addicted to Drugs - Report

Published March 18, 2021, 8:30 a.m. by rssfeed

[Premium Times] "One in seven Nigerians take drugs. We have found out that there is a nexus between drug use and crime," Mr Marwa says.

Nigeria: Malabu Scandal - Acquittal of Shell, Eni 'Stain On Italy' - Anti-Corruption Campaigners

Published March 18, 2021, 6:32 a.m. by rssfeed

[Premium Times] Environmental and social justice groups on Wednesday condemned Italy's anti-corruption laws as "unfit for purpose".

Nigeria: Nigeria's Poor Response to Boko Haram Has Left Border Communities Feeling Abandoned

Published March 18, 2021, 5:52 a.m. by rssfeed

[The Conversation Africa] For over a decade, the North-eastern region of Nigeria has been ravaged by insecurity, as the militant group Boko Haram has destabilised border communities. The damage ranges …

Nigeria: Country's Poor Response to Boko Haram Has Left Border Communities Feeling Abandoned

Published March 18, 2021, 5:52 a.m. by rssfeed

[The Conversation Africa] For over a decade, the North-eastern region of Nigeria has been ravaged by insecurity, as the militant group Boko Haram has destabilised border communities. The damage ranges …

Nigeria: Beware of Covid-19 Third Wave, Nigerians Warned

Published March 18, 2021, 4:54 a.m. by rssfeed

[Daily Trust] The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has told Nigerians to beware of the third wave of the virus as being experienced in some countries.

Nigeria: Govt Approves $1.5 Billion for Repair of Port Harcourt Refinery

Published March 18, 2021, 4:52 a.m. by rssfeed

[Premium Times] Although Nigeria has four refineries, all government-owned, it currently imports virtually all its refined petroleum products.

Niger: UNICEF Condemns 'Horrific Killings' of Civilians in Niger

Published March 18, 2021, 4:45 a.m. by rssfeed

[UN News] The recent "horrific killings" of dozens of civilians in two villages in western Niger have been condemned in the strongest terms by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Nigeria: Nigerian Military's Missing Link - a Joint Special Operations Command

Published March 17, 2021, 5:27 p.m. by rssfeed

[CFR] Nigeria's northern regions continue to struggle with insecurity, claiming the lives of tens of thousands and displacing millions due to armed banditry and Boko Haram. Significant battlefield defeats led …

Nigeria: Nigeria Needs to Better Protect its Schoolchildren

Published March 17, 2021, 4:42 p.m. by rssfeed

[CFR] In early March, over three hundred schoolgirls abducted by armed groups from a secondary school in Zamfara State in northern Nigeria were released by their abductors.