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Nigeria: Suicide bomb attack kills 27, wounds over 80

Suicide bombers on Tuesday killed at least 27 people and wounded 83 in northeast Nigeria, local media reported. A suspected Boko Haram woman bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in the village of Konduga near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. According to the regional Emergency Agency, 45 people were […]

Nigeria: Trump Okays sale of high-tech attack planes

The United States President Donald Trump has given the go-ahead for the sale of military planes to Nigeria to aid in the fight against Islamist militant group Boko Haram in the Northern regions of the West-African nation, AP news agency reports. In Trump’s first phone call with Buhari in February, he assured the Nigerian president […]

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Nigeria scores world’s highest number of out-of-school children

In Nigeria, an estimated 10.5 million children are not going to school, scoring the world’s highest number of out-of-school children, Africanews portal reports. With children under 15 years of age accounting for 45 per cent of the 171 million population, the burden on education has become overwhelming. Primary school enrolment has increased in recent years, […]

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Cameroon: War Crimes Committed against Boko Haram Suspects, AI Report

Amnesty International has accused Cameroonian troops of committing what it called war crimes against alleged supporters of the terror group Boko Haram. Hundreds of people in Cameroon accused of supporting Boko Haram, often without evidence, are being brutally tortured by security forces, Amnesty International said in a new report published Thursday. Using dozens of testimonies, […]

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Boko Haram Strikes again in Borno State

The terror group Boko Haram has apparently stricken again in the Nigerian Borno State on Monday killing eight persons and injuring eighteen. The terror attack was perpetrated by a female suicide bomber who detonated herself while she was trying to enter a mosque in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, an area […]

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Nigeria: IDP camps recorded 3,000 births in recent months

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in northeastern Nigerian state of Borno have recorded 3,000 births in the last 6 months, the state’s Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) disclosed on Tuesday. “We recorded 3,000 births among IDPs in the last six months. The mothers were supported with drugs and reproductive kits,” SEMA Chairman, Satomi Ahmad said. The […]

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IMF approves $666 mln loan for Cameroon

The International Monetary Fund executive board on Monday approved a $666 million, three-year extended credit facility for Cameroon to support economic and financial reforms in the Central African nation. “Having initially shown resilience owing to its greater diversification, the Cameroonian economy is now facing decelerating growth, declining fiscal and external buffers, and rapidly-rising public debt,” […]

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Niger to raise FCFA 40 billion on UEMOA market

The government of Niger intends to raise about FCFA 40 billion on the financial market of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), through assimilable bonds on Wednesday, June 28, Dakar-based UMOA-Titres Agency reported. Each bond certificate would have a nominal value of 10,000 FCFA with a single interest rate of 6.00%, it said. […]

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Cameroon: Court rejects bail for Anglophone leaders in custody

Cameroon military court in Yaounde on Wednesday maintained that Lawyer Felix Nkongho, Professor Fontem Neba as well as radio host Mancho Bibixy, who have been the main leaders in the recent demonstrations in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon will remain in custody. The court’s presiding judge also rejected an appeal for the release of 24 […]

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Cameroon arrests 30 anti-terrorism soldiers

The government of Cameroon on Monday arrested over thirty anti-terrorism soldiers engaged in the fight against Boko Haram in the northern-regions of the West-African nation. The demobilized soldiers were protesting to demand for payment of bonuses and relief from the forefront. The Ministry of Defense indicated that those arrested will face a judicial enquiry for […]

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