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April 04, 2020
African elite who once sought treatment abroad are grounded
The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to ...
April 02, 2020
Extremists see global chaos from virus as an opportunity
Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaida see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval ...
March 27, 2020
'Go home!' South Africa has 1st death as lockdown begins
South Africa announced its first death from the coronavirus Friday as the country's cases rose well above 1,000 and a ...
March 24, 2020
50 Nigerian soldiers killed in deadly Boko Haram ambush
Boko Haram extremists killed at least 50 soldiers during an ambush in northern Yobe state, one of the deadliest recent ...
March 23, 2020
South Africa to go into nationwide lockdown from Thursday
South Africa, Africa's most industrialized economy and a nation of 57 million people, will to go into a nationwide lockdown ...
March 21, 2020
Africa lockdowns begin as coronavirus cases above 1,000
Lockdowns have begun in Africa as coronavirus cases rise above 1,000, while Nigeria on Saturday announced it is closing ...
March 20, 2020
Zimbabwe has 1st COVID-19 case while Africa cancels flights
Anxiety rose in Africa as two major airlines announced sweeping cancellations of international flights on Friday over the ...
March 15, 2020
Explosion in Lagos kills at least 15, Nigerians probe cause
An explosion hit Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos early Sunday, killing at least 15 people and sparking search-and- ...
March 02, 2020
Africa readies for new virus as cases confirmed on continent
Across Africa, steps are being taken to prepare for — and to reduce the effects of — the spread of the new coronavirus.
February 28, 2020
Nigeria confirms 1st case of new virus in sub-Saharan Africa
Nigerian authorities on Friday confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa as the outbreak spread ...
February 28, 2020
Islamic extremists kill Nigerian pastor, attack his hometown
Islamic militants in Nigeria have killed a Christian pastor who had appealed for help life in a video just days earlier, and ...
February 28, 2020
Parents of 'terrified' Africans stranded in China want help
She wakes every day long before dawn to chat with her three stranded daughters on the other side of the world in China's ...
February 20, 2020
New visa rules set off 'panic wave' in immigrant communities
After nearly a dozen years moving through the U.S. visa system, Sai Kyaw's brother and sister and their families were at the ...
February 15, 2020
All-Star notes: Africa unveils teams, LeBron brings students
The NBA-backed Basketball Africa League on Saturday announced the 12 teams that will compete in the inaugural season.
February 01, 2020
Nigeria to address issues that led to visa restrictions
Nigeria's government pledged Saturday to try to address security issues the Trump administration cited in its decision to ...
January 09, 2020
8 Nigerian soldiers killed by extremists in northeast
At least eight Nigerian soldiers were killed in Monguno, a town in the country's northeast, after extremists staged a deadly ...
January 08, 2020
Cardi B's pledge to seek Nigerian citizenship sparks rivalry
Cardi B's announcement that she wants to seek Nigerian citizenship has set off a Twitter feud between her West African fans ...
January 01, 2020
Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger
A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death ...
December 27, 2019
Nigeria condemns executions of captives held by extremists
Nigeria's government on Friday condemned extremists linked to the Islamic State group after a video circulated of 11 ...
December 24, 2019
UN reports deadly violence by armed groups in Nigeria
Armed groups in northern Nigeria reportedly executed many civilians and abducted many others in a state where Boko Haram is ...
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