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The incident has highlighted growing concerns about airport security in Nigeria, which is fighting an Islamic uprising mainly contained in the northeast of the country. Photograph: File image/Damon Winter/ New York Times

A young teenager dashed across a runway at a Nigerian airport, hid in the wheel well of a jet and survived a 35-minute domestic flight.Passengers and (...)

It sounds simple: if you want to maximise the value of your crop, sell it at the market offering the best price. But until recently, lack of real-time(...)

Plan Ireland’s deputy regional director for West Africa Damien Queally with children in Mali

I had been working in AIB in Dublin for two years when myself and a colleague got itchy feet. It was 2001, I was 25, and wanted to travel. Both of us (...)

Undated handout of an artist’s impression of the bunostegos, a cow-sized plant-eating reptile that lived more than 250 million years ago. Photograph: Marc Boulay/PA Wire

A cow-like reptile that may have been one of nature’s ugliest beasts roamed an isolated desert before the age of the dinosaurs.The creature’s genus n(...)

Attackt are the first suicide attacks in Niger since a French-led offensive in January to oust Islamist rebels from neighbouring northern Mali. Image: Google Maps

Islamist suicide bombers struck a barracks and a French-run uranium mine in Niger today, officials said, killing 20 people and wounding (...)

The latest attack took place in a region that is struggling to control an Islamist insurgency.  Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters

Gunmen killed 10 people in an attack on a market and a church in northeast Nigeria before fleeing over the border to Cameroon, police said toda(...)

Photograph: David Rose/Bloomberg News

The album was born of technology. In 1931 RCA Victor launched a range of vinyl discs that rotated 33 times a minute, which meant they played fo(...)

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