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Boko Haram killings increase in West Africa

More than 770 people have been killed in a spate of Boko Haram attacks in Western Africa and seem to be growing more violent.

Lion population under threat in Africa

The lions that roam Africa have lost as much as 75% of their habitat as their population dwindles and humans overtake their land.

Nigerians desperate for calm after car bombing

The suicide car bombing that killed at least 38 people in Nigeria has claimed victims across religious and ethnic lines, putting everyone at risk.

Jonathan sued for excessive force used during protests

A lawsuit has been brought against Nigeria's president for using armed soldiers and tanks to stop a protest in the city against high petrol prices.

Nigerian army bases targeted in bomb blasts

Bombs have exploded at two military bases in a central Nigerian city at the heart of ethnic and religious unrest in Africa's most populous nation.

Youths hit bombed Nigeria police station

A crowd of youths have stormed a bombed Nigeria police station, vandalising property and warning that police officers returning would be killed.

Struggling Nigeria weakened by violence

The coordinated attack in Nigeria's second largest city by the radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram has shown its metamorphosis.

Soldiers deployed as Nigeria fuel strike ends

Nationwide protests over fuel prices in Nigeria have ended, but concern was raised over government's decision to deploy soldiers to the streets.

Nigeria warns fuel strike invites anarchy

As Nigeria's fuel strike entered its third day, the country's government has warned that the crippling protests could result in anarchy.

Burning roadblocks mark second day of Nigeria fuel strike

Flaming tyres and debris has signalled the danger of spiralling violence in Nigeria as protests over fuel subsidies continued for a second day.

Nigeria begins national strike over fuel costs

Nigeria has been crippled by a nationwide strike as the public expressed anger at rising fuel prices and corruption in government.

Offshore Nigeria spill came amid tanker-loading

A faulty pipe from an offshore oil field run by Royal Dutch Shell PLC near Nigeria's coast spewed crude oil into the ocean for as much as 25 hours.

Nigeria approves Bill criminalising gay marriage

Nigeria has voted to criminalise gay marriages -- instituting prison terms of more than a decade for violations -- which has been widely supported.

Nigeria Eid bomb attacks set US on edge

The US says Boko Haram could attack three luxury hotels in Abuja after a report that more than 100 people have been killed in Nigeria since Friday.

Six journalists arrested in Nigeria over presidential letter

Police in Nigeria raided a newspaper office and arrested six reporters for the publication of a letter from the former president to Goodluck Jonathan.

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Zulu land body challenges audit outcome

Ingonyama Trust Board chairperson Jerome Ngwenya has challenged the audit process in the face of a series of unfavourable ratings

‘Terrorised’ family shines a light on traditional leadership for vulnerable people

The ambiguity between traditional and constitutional leadership has been exposed by the violent banishment of an Eastern Cape family

Sisulu dissolves housing agency board, again

The HDA is once again under administration, and its acting chief executive gets to stay on

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