Category: Africa

Ghana fire update: death rise to 150

An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital and flooding caused by torrential rains killed around 150 people, President John Mahama said on Thursday, marking the worst disaster to strike the West African country…

Boko Haram sorounds havens with landmines

Chad and Cameroon say huge numbers of land mines planted by Boko Haram fighters along Cameroon’s border with Nigeria are a danger to people, livestock and soldiers. The two countries have deployed specialized units of…

AfDB gets new president this week

A new prsident of the African Development Bank (AfDB) is billed to emerged from it Annual General Meeting, which gets underway on Monday in Abidjan, Cote De Voire.  Eight candidates, including the Nigeria’s Minister of…