Boko Haram jihadis kill 14 in attack on western Chad village

World Dec 19, 2019

Boko Haram jihadis kill 14 in attack on western Chad village

Fourteen people were killed and 13 were missing after Boko Haram jihadis attacked a fishing village in western Chad on Tuesday, government officials said. Violence from the Boko Haram insurgency started in Nigeria a decade ago, but has since spread to neighboring countries Chad, Niger ...

World Dec 14, 2019

Top Nigerian jihadi group kills four humanitarian hostages

An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday. Six people were abducted in July near the town of Damasak, in the state of Borno, where ...

World Dec 5, 2019

Pirates board supertanker off Nigeria and kidnap 19 crew members

Pirates boarded a fully loaded supertanker off the coast of Nigeria, an act that is sure to ring alarm bells for insurers about the risk of collecting oil from Africa's biggest producer. Nineteen crew were kidnapped and remain missing, a spokeswoman for Navios, the ship's ...

Business / Tech Sep 19, 2019

African star tech startup lays off hundreds of junior developers

Major African tech start-up Andela sacked hundreds of its staff this week — the majority from Nigeria — in one of the largest layoffs in the continent's budding tech industry. The start-up, backed by hundreds of millions of dollars from investors including Facebook and tennis ...