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The local administrator of a gold-mining region in western Burkina Faso, confirmed that 15 people were killed and 13 injured when a mine collapsed.
Ghanaian authorities have impounded a South American ship carrying 400 kilogrammes (880 pounds) of cocaine and arrested its crew, the nation's anti-narcotics agency said Thursday.
Nigeria's lower house of parliament Thursday voted to probe giant state-run oil firm NNPC over its alleged failure to account for about $13 billion from crude sales this year.
As many as 300 people are feared dead after a ferocious storm and days of heavy floods in Somalia's northeastern Puntland region, the local government said Wednesday.
Police have confirmed the arrest of twenty five people in the Marampa mines area, which is operated by the UK-based London Mining (LM) company.
The recent arrest of at least 25 people in the iron-ore rich Marampa area near Lunsar has brought the problems between mining companies and local communities in Sierra Leone sharply back into focus.
A rare solar eclipse allowing a view of the Sun that is totally or partially blocked by the Moon has taken place.
Around 10 migrants from Niger have died of thirst and 50 are missing after one of the vehicles they were travelling in broke down in the Sahara, the governor of the Niger's northern region of Agadez said on Tuesday.
Extreme floods across vast parts of remote and impoverished South Sudan have affected over 156,000 people, the United Nations said Wednesday, with many areas now accessible only by air.
Muslims in Nigeria say they are being asked to pay well over the odds for rams at this year’s ‘Eid-el Kabir’ celebration. As they got ready for the upcoming feast, would-be buyers of rams said dealers were cashing in on high demand to exploit customers.