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Fifty-five people, including former governors, Cabinet ministers and government workers, stole $9 billion from Nigeria's treasury, the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, said Monday, January 18, 2016.

 

Eagles guitarist, Glenn Frey, has died at the age of 67, the band has announced.

He died in New York City on Monday, January 18, 2016, from complications arising from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia.

"Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us," his family and fellow band members said.

Senegal's President Macky Sall has proposed to cut his own term in office by two years.

Changing the president's mandate from seven to five years is part of several proposals for constitutional reforms which are to be put to a referendum.

The president's office said that they were aiming to strengthen democracy.

 

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has named three militants who it says carried out last week's hotel attack in Burkina Faso, killing 29 people.

AQIM's statement - carried by monitoring group SITE - said Ouagadougou's four-star Splendid Hotel was a "den of global espionage".

The statement has not been independently verified.

By Paul Wallace &

Yinka Ibukun

 

When Muhammadu Buhari took over as Nigeria’s president less than a year ago, he vowed to wipe out the corruption he said threatened the very existence of Africa’s largest economy.

Four worshippers were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northern Cameroon on Monday, January 18, 2016, a security source said, five days after a similar attack left 12 people dead.

Monday's blast hit the village of Nguetchewe in Cameroon's Far North region, in an area near the border with Nigeria regularly targeted by Boko Haram jihadists.

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