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Berlin’s Central Station: The German authorities went to purchase 10 million face masks online from a legitimate company in Spain, but scammers had cloned the company’s website. Photograph: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/ Bloomberg

A Roscommon businessman who served as the unwitting middleman for an international €15 million face mask scam is unlikely to face criminal charges. T(...)

Nave Andromeda: The Greek company that owns the vessel says stowaways boarded the tanker in Lagos. Photograph:  Ben Stansall

Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to hijack the oil tanker that was seized by members of the elite Special Boat Service (SBS) of(...)

A patrol car of the Lagos state security drives through Nigerian protesters demonstrating in the streets of Alausa Ikeja after the authorities declared an open-ended lockdown in Lagos. Photograph: Benson Ibeabuchi/AFP via Getty

“Don’t run! Sit down!” yelled the young woman on the stage at the hundreds of impassioned protesters in front of her. “Hold your flag? . . . Nobody wi(...)

Protesters chant and sing solidarity songs as they barricade an expressway to protest against police brutality, at Magboro, Ogun state, Nigeria. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called for an end to street protests in his country, as authorities in Nigeria’s commercial capital La(...)

A boy holds a banner during a protest against Nigerian rogue police, otherwise know as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), in Lagos, Nigeria. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye/EPA

The Nigerian army has been accused of shooting dead unarmed citizens who were protesting against police brutality, as demonstrations continue across t(...)

Stripe co-founder John Collison  pictured with Paystack co-founder and chief executive Shola Akinlade

Stripe is to buy Nigerian payments start-up Paystack for an undisclosed sum in its biggest acquisition to date. The company, founded by Limerick-born(...)

 A protester holds a placard at a demonstration against the Nigerian rogue police, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, in Ikeja in  Lagos. Photograph: Akintunde Akinleye

Nigerians are continuing to protest against police brutality and rampant exploitation, days after President Muhammadu Buhari issued a directive saying(...)

Felix Lutalo stands outside his music store in the bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, holding a Westlife compilation he’s selling. Photograph: Sally Hayden.

From his small music store in the main bus park in Gulu, northern Uganda, Felix Lutalo has provided the soundtrack to 27 years of his region’s life. I(...)

In January 2010, two Irish businessmen secured a 20-year contract to turn Nigeria’s vast gas reserves into power. But the government never built a pro(...)

Jollof rice with fried plantain

The first food I ever cooked was boiled long grain rice. It was to be eaten with obe ata or red pepper stew, colloquially know as red stew, which my a(...)

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