Rights groups say 50 dead in Sudan fuel riots

Rights groups slammed Sudan on Thursday for killing protesters demonstrating against fuel subsidy cuts, saying 50 people were shot dead in two days in the country`s worst riots since 1989.

Nigeria lawmaker charged over alleged bribery

A Nigerian lawmaker who led a probe into the nation`s fuel subsidy programme that saw billions of dollars lost through fraud has been charged with allegedly soliciting a USD 3 million bribe from someone targeted by the inquiry.