Nigeria

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Spain pulls away from Puerto Rico in second half

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain — The Latest on the Women’s Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Sarah Ogoke scored 22 points to help Nigeria earn the first Women’s World Cup win in the country’s history with a 74-68 victory over Turkey on Sunday. Nigeria (1-1) led by 17 points before … Continue reading SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Spain pulls away from Puerto Rico in second half

CAIRO | Humanitarian group says 100 migrants die off Libyan coast

CAIRO  — Doctors Without Borders says more than 100 people have died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast and the remaining survivors are being held in detention in Libya. The humanitarian organization says in a Monday news release the shipwreck occurred Sept. 1 and survivors include people with severe burns, pregnant women and babies. … Continue reading CAIRO | Humanitarian group says 100 migrants die off Libyan coast

LAGOS, Nigeria | 11 killed in suspected communal violence in central Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigerian police say gunmen shot dead 11 people in an attack in central Nigeria suspected to be part of a series of communal violent incidents. Police spokesman in Plateau state Terna Tyopev said in a press statement that the incident occurred late Sunday in Lopandet Dwei Du village just outside Jos, the … Continue reading LAGOS, Nigeria | 11 killed in suspected communal violence in central Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria | Merkel wraps up Africa visit in Nigeria; a focus on migrants

LAGOS, Nigeria— German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday was wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe’s and Africa’s largest economies that was likely to focus on migration. Merkel has been traveling with nearly a dozen German CEOs in Senegal and Ghana, two of Africa’s fastest-growing economies. … Continue reading LAGOS, Nigeria | Merkel wraps up Africa visit in Nigeria; a focus on migrants

LAGOS, Nigeria | Britain, Nigeria sign defense pact to counter Boko Haram

LAGOS, Nigeria — Britain and Nigeria signed a security and defense agreement during a one-day visit by Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday as Africa’s most populous country struggles to defeat Boko Haram extremists and others linked to the Islamic State organization. The British prime minister is on a three-country Africa visit with a large … Continue reading LAGOS, Nigeria | Britain, Nigeria sign defense pact to counter Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria | Nigeria construction site collapses, trapping several people

ABUJA, Nigeria  — Nigerian rescue officials say they are working to pull out a number of people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed shopping complex that was under construction in the capital, Abuja. Labaran Ahman, Federal Capital Emergency Agency search and rescue chief, said Friday that many people were rescued by bystanders after the … Continue reading ABUJA, Nigeria | Nigeria construction site collapses, trapping several people

LAGOS, Nigeria | Travel chaos at African championships as athletes stranded

LAGOS, Nigeria — The start of the African track and field championships in Nigeria was delayed Wednesday after hundreds of athletes were stranded at an airport, some for three days when they were left to sleep on the floor as they waited for a connecting flight to the host city. Those who did get on … Continue reading LAGOS, Nigeria | Travel chaos at African championships as athletes stranded

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria | Nigeria army kills at least 16 Boko Haram militants in north

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria  — Nigeria’s military says soldiers have killed at least 16 Boko Haram extremists after an attack in the country’s northern Borno state. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, said Sunday that insurgents in three vehicles, including gun trucks, on Friday attacked the Mairari area village of Monguno. He said that soldiers … Continue reading MAIDUGURI, Nigeria | Nigeria army kills at least 16 Boko Haram militants in north