Michelle Faul

Nigeria’s Boko Haram pledges allegiance to Islamic State

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has allegedly pledged formal allegiance to Islamic State, according to an intelligence monitoring service.

Abducted Nigerian girl says kidnapping was ‘too terrifying for words’

As outrage builds over the failure to rescue 276 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, one of girls who escaped says she is now scared to return to school.

Explosion, abductions aggravate tensions in Nigeria

A bridge has been blown up and three people abducted in north-east Nigeria - where attempts are still being made to rescue 276 kidnapped girls.

Nigerian survives three days at bottom of Atlantic Ocean

Harrison Odjegba Okene, a sunken tugboat's cook, managed to suvive three days by breathing a dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket in the wreck.

Nigeria hangs four criminals, fifth alive after gallows glitch

Nigeria has hanged four criminals in its first known executions since 2006, and a rights group is trying to keep a fifth, Thankgod Ebhos, alive.

$750m missing in Angola-Russia deal: report

Some $750-million is missing from Angola's treasury from a debt repayment deal with Russia, a report by a corruption watchdog group has revealed.

Rodriguez: searching for SA royalties

The story of Rodriguez, the greatest protest singer and songwriter that most people never heard of, is a real-life fairytale with a Hollywood finale.

Plight of rescued baby gorillas raises fears in DRC

The plight of two rescued infant gorillas highlights the dangers confronting the endangered animals, victims of ongoing violence and rebellion in DRC.

Congo civilians killed in military tug-of-war

With Congo's army diverted to eastern Congo, new militia groups have arisen as older ones reassert themselves, killing hundreds of civilians.

Activists rally against Africa dictator’s UN prize

Activists are urging Unesco to abandon a prize named after Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

Congo opposition leader sends bombshell from afar

Etienne Tshisekedi has proclaimed himself president and ordered his followers to stage jailbreaks to free detained colleagues.

Returned Namibian skulls ignite anger, not peace

Historians say the genocide committed by German soldiers in what they called South West Africa was a precursor to the Nazi holocaust of the Jews.

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