Nigeria

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Nigeria forces refugees to resettle in unsafe camps

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Nigerian authorities are forcibly resettling hundreds of people displaced by Boko Haram violence, including in a refugee camp recently attacked by the…

Globe Trot: Assyrians divided over ransom paid to ISIS

By Mindy Belz
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International | SYRIA: Islamic State militants have released the last group of Assyrian Christians captured from villages along the Khabur River last February. Assyrian…

Multinational task force seizes town from Boko Haram

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Cameroonian special forces killed 162 Boko Haram militants last week during a raid to regain control of Goshi, a town in northeastern Nigeria. During the…

Boko Haram kills dozens in attack on refugee camp in northeastern Nigeria

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Two female suicides bombers blew themselves up in a refugee camp in Dikwa, Nigeria, on Tuesday, killing at least 56 people. The camp is northeast of…

Globe Trot: Obama visits mosque with extremist ties

By Mindy Belz
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International | UNITED STATES: Today when President Barack Obama stepped shoeless into a mosque at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, he embarked on the first such visit of…

As Boko Haram ravages northern Nigeria, civil war threatens in the South

By Onize Ohikere
Posted

Nigeria | A growing separatist movement in southeastern Nigeria could pose a new threat to the country’s stability. Much like Syria in 2011, Nigeria faces the threat…

Children burned alive in Boko Haram attack

By Jamie Dean
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Nigeria | Dozens slaughtered in four days of brutal attacks by the Islamist terror group in northern Nigeria

Nigeria’s crippled economy helps Boko Haram survive

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Nigeria’s struggling economy is hampering its fight against the Islamic terror group Boko Haram. In 2014, Nigeria overtook South Africa as the continent’s…

Nigeria combats another hemorrhagic fever

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Nigeria is facing a serious health outbreak one year after successfully avoiding the Ebola epidemic that devastated three other West African countries.

Boko Haram launches deadly attack

By Jamie Dean
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Terrorism | Terror group kills at least 50 people three days before the Nigerian government’s deadline to defeat it

Globe Trot: Yemen begins week-long ceasefire as famine looms

By Mindy Belz
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International | YEMEN: A seven-day ceasefire is in its first day in Yemen, where warring Houthi rebels have been battling pro-government forces. The fighting has put Yemenis…

African troops free Boko Haram hostages, arrest militant fighters

By Julia A. Seymour
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Terrorism | Troops killed and arrested hundreds of Boko Haram fighters in an offensive in Cameroon late last month. Soldiers from Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, and Benin swept…

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