Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo has fired the head of the country's intelligence agency, according to Osinbajo's aide, after masked security men prevented lawmakers and staff from entering the country's parliament earlier in the day.
Joseph Blankson had always been a strong swimmer so when the boat he was in had an accident and capsized, he didn't think twice about jumping in the water to help rescue those who had fallen overboard.
At the end of January this year, a giant Ilyushin-76 cargo aircraft touched down at the airport in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic. It was the first of nine flights that brought tons of Russian weapons to bolster CAR's fragile government.
The 2018 African Senior Athletics Championships, ongoing in Nigeria, should have bolstered relations between the participating 52 African nations and showcased the country's abilities to host world-class events.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged his country's political leaders to pursue peace after three people were killed in clashes between opposition protesters and security forces in the capital Harare on Wednesday, overshadowing parliamentary and presidential elections.