Phil Hazlewood

Boris Johnson: the ‘greased piglet’ slips away again

All politicians need luck and Boris Johnson –once described as a "greased piglet" – has had more than most in his career.

Buhari begins presidential election campaign

Voters go to the polls on February 16, four years after Buhari's landmark victory

Nigeria and Benin make a new break for the border

The new crossing point, ECOWAS hopes, will make the movement of people and trade a lot easier

Boko Haram frees most of abducted Dapchi schoolgirls

The Dapchi kidnapping on February 19 brought back painful memories of a similar abduction in Chibok in April 2014, when more than 200 girls were taken

Call for Boko Haram peace talks masks ethnic tensions

A group of community elders in northeast Nigeria are urging the Islamists to enter peace talks, a move some see as motivated by ethnic self-interest.

Nigeria’s anti-gay law ‘a licence to violence’

Gay activists, LGBT community members and the UN have warned that a Bill banning same-sex unions could legitimise homophobic violence in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Jonathan under fire ahead of 2015 poll

Analysts have questioned whether Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan can claw back support ahead of elections next year.

SA sprinters seize relay gold

The SA men's 4x100m relay team gave SA their fourth gold medal and set a new world record in 41.78 seconds at the Paralympic Games in London.

Blade Runner back on track to defend 100m gold

Oscar Pistorius returns to the track today, days after his 200m defeat was clouded by controversy over claims his rivals had an unfair advantage.

Smyth challenging Oscar Pistorius as Paralympics track king

Ireland's Jason Smyth has staked his claim to challenge Oscar Pistorius as king of the track at the Paralympics

Packed crowds and controversy at Paralympics

The Paralympics have greeted the first day of athletics but the mood was overshadowed by a mix-up that saw the wrong athlete awarded gold.

Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener

Britain's most famous living scientist, Stephen Hawking, will appear at the opening ceremony of London's Paralympic Games on Wednesday.

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