Mozambique seeks help from neighbours

Mozambique has lodged an official request for military intervention from neighbouring countries to help quell a jihadist insurgency in the gas-rich north, the defence minister said Thursday. Southern African countries agreed late last month to deploy forces to...

Nigeria lifts ban on new mobile subscriptions

Nigeria will restart issuing new mobile subscriptions from next week, the government said, four months after it halted the process in an attempt to curb growing insecurity in the country. Africa’s most populous nation is battling a surge in violence, including a...