A Nigerian magistrate was sentenced to three years imprisonment after he was found guilty of demanding money from a man whose case he was hearing, in order to give a verdict in his favour.
Police in Lagos, Nigeria have arrested a primary school dropout who is alleged to have established and operated a clinic at Idi-Araba area in Mushin for four years.
Abdulrahman Mohammed was arrested on Monday and police have revealed that he had administered intravenous injections to patients and also collected blood and urine samples for diagnosis, according to yabaleftonline.ng.
Israel has freed 207 African migrants from prison after it missed a deadline to deport them, AFP news agency reports. The government is still negotiating with a third country, believed to be Uganda, to take in the migrants who come from Eritrea and Sudan.
Uganda said on Friday that it would accept 500 of the migrants.
Some 3000 of the world's leading experts on malaria have begun arriving in Senegal. They are attending a five-day conference focused on progress towards eradicating the disease.
It's been 20 years since the first conference of the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria, which was also held in Senegal.
At the time, the prospect of eradicating the disease, which comes from a mosquito-borne parasite, seemed distant.
In a report to mark the fourth anniversary of the kidnapping of the Nigerian schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, the UN children’s charity (Unicef) says more than 1,000 children have been taken by Boko Haram militants in the north-east of the country since 2013.
On 14 April 2014, more than 200 girls were taken from their school in Chibok – and more than 100 of them are still in captivity.
Nearly two months ago, more 100 girls from another school were kidnapped. Most of them have now been freed, although one is still being held and five others lost their lives.
Uganda's government has announced that it will accept some 500 Eritreans and Sudanese refugees from Israel.
It follows speculation that some African countries had signed a deal to take in Africans being forcibly deported from Israel.
But Musa Ecweru, Uganda's minister for refugee issues, said the move was solely based on their willingness to come to Uganda and would only include those who already had refugee status in Israel.