West Africa

West Africa: Ecowas Court Orders Cape Verde to Release Venezuelan Diplomat Saab

Published March 17, 2021, 11:05 a.m. by rssfeed

[East African] Abuja -- Eight days after the African Bar Association's (AfBA) warning to Cape Verde Island over the detention of a Venezuelan diplomat, the Economic Community of West African …

Nigeria: Motor Dealers Hail Buhari, Customs Over Vehicle Tariff Slash

Published March 17, 2021, 9:25 a.m. by rssfeed

[This Day] The Association of Motor Dealers of Nigeria (AMDON) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari and the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, for heeding its call for …

Nigeria: Police Partner International Agencies to Curb Arms Supply to Bandits, Insurgents

Published March 17, 2021, 9:23 a.m. by rssfeed

[This Day] The Nigeria Police Force and the African Union Police (Afripol), International Police (Interpol) and the West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPPCO) have begun talks to stem the flow …

Nigeria: Financial Inclusion - How Small-Scale Farmers Are Locked Out, and Some Answers

Published March 17, 2021, 5:47 a.m. by rssfeed

[The Conversation Africa] Food security for Nigeria's 200 million people relies on small-scale farmers. Despite their importance most struggle to accumulate savings and capital, invest in economic opportunities, adopt technologies …

Niger: Gunmen Kills Dozens in Attack on Convoy

Published March 17, 2021, 5:39 a.m. by rssfeed

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Armed men in southwestern Niger killed at least 58 people when they intercepted a convoy returning from a weekly market and attacked a nearby village, Al …

Nigeria: Buhari Gets Niger Republic's Highest Award

Published March 17, 2021, 4:53 a.m. by rssfeed

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari was on Tuesday conferred with the highest national award of Niger Republic, Grand Croix Des Ordre National Du Niger, by President Mahamadou Issoufou.

Nigeria: Central Bank Imposes Mobile Banking Charge - a Setback for Financial Inclusion

Published March 17, 2021, 4:53 a.m. by rssfeed

[Premium Times] Millions of Nigerians use the USSD to access banking services daily, but telcos say they are being owed by banks.

Nigeria: No Approval Yet for Private Importation of Covid-19 Vaccines - Minister

Published March 17, 2021, 4:53 a.m. by rssfeed

[Premium Times] "Private importation of COVID-19 vaccines has not been authorised due to reports of substandard falsified vaccines in circulation."

Nigeria: Gunmen Kidnap Primary Schoolchildren in Kaduna

Published March 15, 2021, 12:24 p.m. by rssfeed

[This Day] Gunmen have invaded the Local Education Authority (LEA ) Primary School, Rama village, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, abducting the pupils and their teachers.

Nigeria: 618 Schools Shut in Northern States Over Abduction Scare

Published March 15, 2021, 9:13 a.m. by rssfeed

[This Day] No fewer than 618 schools have remained closed in six northern states over the fear of attack and abduction of pupils and members of staff, according to a …