Nigeria’s main opposition party said one of its governors was detained by security agencies and two others were barred from traveling to campaign in local elections held this weekend in southwestern Ekiti state.
Four armed men ransacked Antony Akatakpo’s home in front of his wife and two children in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt, shot him in the leg and bundled him into the trunk of his Mitsubishi Endeavor.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will join French President Francois Hollande at a meeting in Paris tomorrow with leaders from neighboring African nations on efforts to battle the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
U.S. President Barack Obama ordered sanctions over the conflict in the Central African Republic, targeting five political figures for financial penalties including two of the country’s former presidents.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will join French President Francois Hollande at a meeting in Paris today with leaders from neighboring African nations on efforts to battle the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Emirates Telecommunications Corp., the most valuable publicly traded company in the United Arab Emirates, agreed to sell businesses in six west African countries to Maroc Telecom as it combines assets before completing a $5.8 billion acquisition from Vivendi SA.
Nigeria accepted an Israeli offer to join countries including the U.S. and U.K. in helping to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls the Islamist militant group Boko Haram abducted last month, President Goodluck Jonathan’s office said.
The Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram released a video that purports to show about 130 of the schoolgirls it kidnapped in the northeast almost a month ago, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.