Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2019 06:08:36 PM 

I went to Nigeria to meet the man who scammed me

An internet romance scam took an unexpected turn, writes Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani. When Maria Grette first discovered that the 58-year-old Danish man with whom she...

Attempted coup in Burkina Faso thwarted

Burkina Faso’s government said Friday it thwarted a “vast conspiracy” earlier this month by forces loyal to ousted leader Blaise Compaore which aimed to...

Seven charged with attempted murder of Berlin homeless man

Seven young migrants have been charged with attempted murder in Germany after they allegedly tried to set a homeless man alight on Christmas Day.Six...

Ban Ki-moon bids a fond farewell

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joked that he feels like Cinderella, as he prepares to step down at midnight on 31 December 2016. "At midnight,...

$ 550m Abacha loot to be repatriated to Nigeria

The US government is to return over $500m in looted funds to Nigeria. Speaking in an interview with Sunday Vanguard, Malami confirmed that Nigeria had...

Aleppo battle: Hundreds leave Syria city as evacuations resume

Evacuations have resumed from east Aleppo, with buses and ambulances leaving rebel areas of the Syrian city, a UN official says. At least 350 people...

Fidel Castro death: Cuba holds commemoration in Havana

Tens of thousands of people have filled Revolution Square in the Cuban capital, Havana, for a rally honouring Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.Proceedings began...

Turkey detains newspaper journalists

Nine journalists from Turkey's pro-opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet have been arrested and remanded in custody by a court in Istanbul. The newspaper's editor, a well-known cartoonist,...

South Africa drops charges against Finance Minister

South Africa's chief prosecutor has dropped fraud charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. Mr Gordhan had described the allegations as without merit and politically motivated. News...

China breaks patent application record

China-based inventors applied for a record-setting number of patents last year. The country accounted for more than a million submissions, according to an annual report...
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