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Paul Carsten

Some Nigerians blame government, not religious leaders, for shocking school abuses

06 Nov 2019

DAURA, Nigeria The first thing 15-year-old Burhani saw when he arrived at an Islamic reformatory school in October was rows of youths and young men sitting on a courtyard floor, naked, bleeding and in chains. | Video

Taliban worries loom as Afghanistan prepares to vote for a president

27 Sep 2019

KABUL Millions of Afghans are expected to brave the threat of militant attacks to vote in a presidential election on Saturday, hoping to prevent a repeat of a bitter, fraud-marred and ultimately unresolved poll in 2014.

Nigeria becomes Africa's staging ground for the illegal pangolin trade with Asia

20 Sep 2019

ONDO AKOKO, Nigeria In a rubble-strewn storage lot in the sprawling Nigerian port city of Lagos, customs agents crack open a shipping container crammed with scales from pangolins, a shy mammal prized in Asia for its use in medicines. | Video

Islamic State fills the void in Nigeria as soldiers retreat to 'super camps'

16 Sep 2019

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI, Reuters When Islamic State gunmen stormed the northeast Nigerian town of Magumeri on the night of August 21, they had free rein.

Nigerian court grants permission to declare Shi'ite group terrorists

27 Jul 2019

ABUJA A Nigerian court has granted the government permission to label a local Shi'ite Muslim group a terrorist organisation, the solicitor general told Reuters on Saturday.

Nigeria's Buhari signals four more years like the last

12 Jun 2019

ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari promised on Wednesday to repeat in his second term successes from his first four years including an improved economy and new infrastructure.

Nigeria's Buhari kicks off challenge-filled second term with low-key inauguration

29 May 2019

ABUJA Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in on Wednesday for a second term at a low-key inauguration ceremony in which he surprised many by not delivering a speech. | Video

UPDATE 1-MTN targets Thursday for long-planned Nigeria listing

14 May 2019

ABUJA, May 14 MTN's Nigerian business is aiming to list on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Thursday, a spokesman for the South African company said.

African e-commerce firm Jumia pushes ahead with New York listing

13 Mar 2019

ABUJA Jumia, the African e-commerce company of German start-up investor Rocket Internet , has filed for a New York initial public offering, which could value the firm at $1.6 billion or more.

Nigeria's Buhari wins re-election, rival pursues fraud claim

27 Feb 2019

ABUJA Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari comfortably won a second term at the helm of Africa's largest economy, election authorities said on Wednesday, but his main rival planned a fraud challenge after a vote marred by delays and violence. | Video

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