Without any warning and with immediate effect Nigeria closed its land borders with Benin, Niger, and Cameroon. But will this bring a stop to smuggling and decrease the violence especially in the North?
Police found 10,000 ancient Roman artifacts and arrested 23 suspects. However, many pieces have already been sold at auction.
Tensions between the US and China have been running high as a result of the ongoing trade war. Could a rare collaboration to bring down an international opiate smuggling gang be a sign of peace between the two powers?
Firms in the United Arab Emirates produce cigarettes worth billions of dollars annually. It's no doubt a lucrative business, but overseas smuggling has been causing rising tax losses elsewhere, as Stian Overdahl reports.
Nigerian border crossings with Benin and Niger remain sealed despite a warning from West Africa's regional grouping that the shutdown is harming prosperity.
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