The students were among 176 people kidnapped on Saturday in the restive Anglophone region.
Soldiers told to be "ruthless" with anyone snatching ballot boxes for the delayed election.
The late Zaire international Pierre Ndaye Mulamba lived a life of two halves that went from fame and praise to anonymity and poverty.
The president of the Nigeria Referees Association Tade Azeez insists he will take the necessary steps to enforce a 'zero tolerance' towards corruption.
A man from Niger expelled from Israel has been stranded at an airport in Ethiopia since November.
Michael has been doing flips since seeing parkour videos on YouTube.
Mali beat Senegal 3-2 on penalties to win the 2019 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger, after the match ends 1-1.
More than 60 are held as Liberian authorities seek to restore order at a mine where dozens are trapped.
The National Basketball Association and the International Basketball Federation are to launch a professional league in Africa in 2020.
Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad responds publicly for the first time to the criticism levelled at him by Caf ExCo member Musa Bility.
The African Union, EU and UN appeal to Nigerians to be patient and support the electoral system.
How Louis Houenoude went from being a barber shop sign painter in Benin to having an exhibition in Finland.
A conservationist is providing a safe space for colobus monkeys in Kenya.
Kusal Perera hits an unbeaten 153 as Sri Lanka chase 304 to claim a stunning one-wicket win over South Africa in the first Test in Durban.
African legend Mercy Akide-Udoh, says preparation must be a priority for Nigeria's women's team to avoid an early exit at this year's Women's World Cup.
Ethiopian teenager Samuel Tefera breaks Hicham El Guerrouj's 22-year-old 1500m indoor world record with a stunning display in Birmingham.
Political parties vent anger at the election commission after voting is postponed at the 11th hour.
Hope had faded for dozens trapped underground after a dam burst nearby.
Disbelief turned to outrage as news of the one-week delay in the presidential vote began to spread.
The country's electoral commission announces the move just hours before voting was due to begin.