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Gabon president leaves Morocco hospital

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Gabon’s president Ali Bongo has left hospital in Rabat and will stay at a private residence in the Moroccan capital as he recovers from illness, a presidency source said on Wednesday. The 59-year-old, who fell ill on October 24 at an economic forum, arrived in Morocco last week following treatment[…]

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Boko Haram raids kill soldier in NE Nigeria as attacks intensify

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Boko Haram jihadists have attacked two military bases in Nigeria’s restive northeast, killing one soldier and injuring two, security sources told AFP on Wednesday, in a week that saw insurgent assaults on troops intensify. Riding in trucks fitted with anti-aircraft guns, fighters from the self-styled Islamic State West Africa Province[…]

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Insiders Insight: The serious side of the Buhari clone story

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Fitting nicely with a recent report that Africans are exposed to more fake news than the average Western media consumer, the Nigerian president recently had to address allegations that he was a clone or doppelganger named Jubril from Sudan. “I will still go strong,” Buhari told a crowd in Poland while attending[…]

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