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When local people warned that hundreds of Islamist militants were heading towards his remote town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria, Danuma Mphur hurried to summon help.

An air pollution emergency has been declared in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt and an asphalt plant has been shut for "belching out thick smoke", the Ministry of Environment has said.

I am deeply concerned by the military mutinies that have beset Côte d’Ivoire in recent weeks. They are a setback not only for the country’s economic development and reputation, but also for Africa’s democratic progress.

Angola stadium stampede kills 17

At least 17 people have been killed in a stampede at a football stadium in the northern Angolan city of Uige, local officials say.