British man, two others accused of giving Ugandan churchgoers bleach-based ‘miracle solution’

A British man, Sam Little, has been arrested for allegedly distributing a "miracle solution" containing bleach to villagers and churchgoers in western Uganda, police...

Nigeria orders release of detained activist, Omoyele Sowore

Detained activist and former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore will be released on bail, Nigeria's Attorney General said in a statement Tuesday. Sowore, who is the...

Nigeria’s elections will be a battle between youth and the old order

More than 60 percent of Nigeria's population of 190 million people is aged below 25. Yet the current make up of Nigeria's parliament does not...

24-hour curfew imposed in Nigeria’s Kaduna after scores killed in communal violence

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in the Nigerian state of Kaduna, where police said at least 55 people were killed in communal clashes. Nigeria's...

Nollywood actress who fronted ‘Stay Home’ campaign arrested after hosting a party during lockdown

Nigerian actress Funke Akindele-Bello has been arrested after hosting a birthday party for her husband during a lockdown in the country -- despite fronting...

Almost 1 in 5 children live in conflict zones, Save the Children says

Nearly one in five children live in areas affected by armed conflict and war, according to a new report published by the charity Save the...

Somalia suicide car bomb attack rocks capital, killing dozens

At least 79 people are dead and 149 more injured after a massive car bomb exploded at a busy intersection on the outskirts of...

Democratic Republic of Congo internet shutdown shows how Chinese censorship tactics are spreading

As citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) pointlessly refresh their web browsers this week, they may be getting a preview of...

14 children among dozens killed in Cameroon attack, UN says

At least 14 children were among 22 people killed by armed men in the English-speaking region of Cameroon, a UN official said. The UN's James...

Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala: ‘I will run for World Bank President if nominated’

Former Nigerian minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has given the strongest indication yet that she will throw her hat in the ring for the presidency of...

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