Jihadists have killed at least 30 people and abducted women and children in a raid in northeast Nigeria's restive Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. Also, a French appeal court fines Teodorin Obiang, Equatorial Guinea's vice-president, 30 million euros for plundering state coffers to pay for fast cars and mansions in France. And finally, FRANCE 24 heads to the Sudanese city of Atbara ten months after the fall of Omar al-Bashir.
More than fifteen million children are orphaned in Nigeria due to no fault of theirs. As the world marks orphan day, many say there is a need to care for them, especially children. Jesse Tafida takes a look at the significance of the day and conditions of orphans in Borno state.