Kidnapped children released in Cameroon, two teachers held

All 79 children and a driver kidnapped in west Cameroon were free on Wednesday, but a principal and one teacher are still being held by the armed men that took them, a priest conducting negotiations said. The group was abducted on Monday in Bamenda, a commercial hub of Cameroon's restive English-speaking

In Nigeria, Shell’s onshore roots still run deep

BODO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore, away from the theft, spills, corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African country's onshore industry for decades. But for the company that pioneered Nigeria's oil industry

Israel accuses ex minister of spying for Iran

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has indicted a former cabinet minister on suspicion of spying for Iran, Israel's Shin Bet internal security service said on Monday. In a statement, the Shin Bet said Gonen Segev, energy minister from 1995 to 1996, had been living in Nigeria and "was recruited by Iranian intelligence

441 migrants on drifting boats rescued in Libya

By Middle East Affairs Libya's coastguard rescued 441 migrants Tuesday as their boats drifted off the western coast, AFP reports. The rescues were made under two different situations. The first was with help from a fishing boat, where 324 illegal migrants were rescued, with 35 of them being women and 16 children.