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27 Sep
Nigerian security forces have arrested three men accused of taking part in a mass abduction on Bethel Baptist High School in July. Gunmen kidnapped 121 students who were asleep in their dorm rooms. The attack took place just outside the city of Kaduna in the north-west of the country. One hundred teens have since managed to escape or were freed, but twenty-one are still unaccounted for.
26 Sep
In Nicaragua, President Daniel Ortega has imprisoned all opposition candidates who were set to run in the November 7 presidential polls. Meanwhile, dozens of public figures, party heads and student leaders have been arrested for "treason to the country". Ortega's critics now have only two options: exile or prison. Many are fleeing to Costa Rica, which over the past three years has seen an influx of some 100,000 Nicaraguans. Our regional correspondents report.
22 Jul
The arrests of top executives, editors and journalists, as well as the freezing of assets, led the pro-democracy tabloid to cease its operations last month.
18 Jul
Commissioner of Police Lagos command Hakeem Odumosu revealed that more suspects have been apprehended as more clues are being unraveled into the murder of SuperTV CEO, Usifo Ataga.
11 Jul
The 45-year-old French national reportedly stole the vehicle while giving it a test drive two years ago. The car is valued at more than €2 million.
11 Jul
Fung Wai-kong is the seventh executive at the shuttered pro-democracy newspaper to be arrested under the auspices of a national security law in recent weeks. He was reportedly trying to board a plane to the UK.
11 Jul
The man in Islamabad was filmed beating and abusing a woman and a man, stripping them naked at gunpoint. The case highlights the growing problem of gender-based violence in Pakistan.
7 Jul
The arrests on terrorism charges come a week after a man stabbed a police officer before killing himself. The nine people are the latest targets of Hong Kong's national security law.
2 Jul
Kenyan government has denied involvement in arrest and extradition of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
30 Jun
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of a Biafran pro-independence group has been returned to Nigeria years after fleeing a trial. The spectre of full-scale civil war hangs over recent violence in the region.
24 Jun
Mauritanian ex-leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was detained after failing to report to a judge. He faces corruption allegations from his time as president.
24 May
NDLEA intercepts N8billion cocaine, arrests Brazilian based drug kingpin at Lagos airport, and seizes $24,500 offered as a bribe to compromise an investigation.

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