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February 26, 2018 8:12 am gmt |
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A total of 110 girls are missing after an attack on a school in northeast Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, the information ministry said on Sunday (February 25), in what may be one of the largest abductions since the Chibok kidnappings of 2014. The insurgents drove into the town of Dapchi ...
In America
January 21, 2018 7:37 am gmt |
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Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday (January 20), as it emerged that five oil workers had been abducted in the southern Niger Delta region. The Americans and Canadians were ambushed by unkn...
In Technology
November 23, 2017 8:34 am gmt |
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Facebook will open a “community hub space” in Nigeria next year to encourage software developers and technology entrepreneurs and become the latest technology giant to pursue a training programme in fast-growing Africa. The US social media company said the centre would host an “incu...
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November 16, 2017 12:32 pm gmt |
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Suicide bomb attackers killed 10 people and wounded 30 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Wednesday (November 15), an emergency agency official said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the latest attack, which emergency officials and members of a government-approved vigilante g...
In Latest Stories
January 18, 2017 6:53 am gmt |
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Nigeria’s air force killed 50 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a camp for displaced persons in the northeast of the country on Tuesday (January 17), Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said. The military said the strike had targeted Boko Haram. MSF said the strike occurred in Rann in Borno...
In Latest Stories
August 4, 2016 4:29 am gmt |
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The Islamic State (IS) militant group has announced that its West African affiliate Boko Haram has a new leader. Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who was previously spokesman for the Nigerian-based Islamists, is featured in the latest issue of an IS magazine. It does not say what has become of the group’s...
In World
June 24, 2016 9:46 am gmt |
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Seven people, including three Australians and a New Zealander, are believed kidnapped in Nigeria. Media reports say a convoy of cars was ambushed near the city of Calabar in Cross River State on Wednesday morning. The driver was killed and seven employees of engineering firm Macmahon were taken away ...
In World
June 23, 2016 5:46 am gmt |
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Nearly 200 refugees fleeing Boko Haram militants have starved to death over the past month in Bama, Nigeria, the medical charity MSF says. A “catastrophic humanitarian emergency” is unfolding at a camp it visited where 24,000 people have taken refuge. Many inhabitants are traumatised and ...
In World
May 13, 2016 7:34 am gmt |
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US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on the sidelines of an anti-corruption conference hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron in London on Thursday (May 12). The build-up to the event was marred by Cameron being...
In Britain
May 12, 2016 9:26 am gmt |
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Members of the House of Commons questioned British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday (May 11) on remarks he made during a conversation with Queen Elizabeth, caught on camera on Tuesday (May 10), suggesting Nigeria and Afghanistan were “fantastically corrupt”. The comments have so ...
In World
April 13, 2016 5:31 am gmt |
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China is willing to enhance strategic partnership cooperation with Nigeria, Chinese President Xi Jinpin said Tuesday when he was having talks with the visiting Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. 2016 marks the 45th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between China and Nigeria and both sides have yie...
In World
February 27, 2016 8:47 am gmt |
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Cameroon’s army has killed at least 92 members of the Boko Haram armed group and freed 850 villagers in a joint operation with Nigerian forces, Cameroon’s government said. The operation in the northeastern Nigerian village of Kumshe, close to the border with Cameroon, was conducted under ...
In America
February 14, 2016 5:44 am gmt |
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Boko Haram militants allegedly killed at least 30 people during attacks on two villages over two days in northeast Nigeria on February 13. The vicious attacks saw the raiders looting food supplies, carting away herds, and kidnapping women and children. Gunmen in pickups and on bicycles stormed the re...
In Latest Stories
February 11, 2016 4:58 am gmt |
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Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group in the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, military and emergency officials said on Wednesday (February 10). The attack occurred 85 km (50 miles) outside the capital of...
In Europe
February 3, 2016 7:12 am gmt |
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The Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Tuesday (February 2) his country was ready to help in re-stabilising parts of Africa battling against militant groups. In an address to Ghana’s parliament, Renzi said Italy would work with the African Union to help in combating the growing problem...
In Latest Stories
December 25, 2015 7:08 am gmt |
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Scores of people are reported killed in an explosion at an industrial gas plant in south-eastern Nigeria. A truck is said to have exploded as it was off-loading butane cooking gas in the town of Nnewi in Anambra State. Reports of casualties vary from 35 to more than 100 people killed, including facto...
In Srilanka
December 17, 2015 9:52 am gmt |
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that among the highlights of the year 2015 was the political changes which took place in Sri Lanka. Speaking at his year-end press conference, Ban summed up the “pivotal year” in which the UN marked, despite the “daunting” situations, Ban said that p...
In Latest Stories
December 7, 2015 5:51 am gmt |
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A triple suicide bombing on an island in Lake Chad on Saturday killed at least 27 people and left more than 80 wounded, a Chadian security source said, in another apparent strike by Boko Haram Islamists despite a regional offensive to stop the insurgency. “Three suicide bombers blew themselves ...
In Africa
November 28, 2015 11:14 am gmt |
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A suicide bomber has killed at least 21 people in an attack on a Shia Muslim procession in Nigeria’s Kano state, eyewitnesses and organisers say. The bomber ran into the crowd and detonated his device before he could be spotted, an organiser sources said. The attack happened shortly after a man...