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Boko Haram: Amnesty accuses Nigerian troops of rape

Nigeria’s military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing of civilians during its fight against terrorist group Boko Haram, according to claims in a new report by human rights group Amnesty International. The 89-page report, based on hundreds of interviews, said the crimes were perpetrated for years and have […]

Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence Journalists – RSF

Cameroon is a dangerous place for any objective-minded journalist, a recent report by media rights group, Reporters Sans Frontières, has said. According to the right group, many journalists in the central African nation have got into trouble with the government for venturing into certain areas of national life considered too delicate. The 2018 Press Freedom […]

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United States lifts travel ban on Chad

US President Donald Trump has lifted the controversial travel ban imposed on Chad about six months ago. According to the White House, Chad is “an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States,” and has “shown willingness” to make improvements in immigration and border management. Chadian foreign minister, Cherif Mahamat Zene, welcomed the lifting […]

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Nigeria: Boko Haram coordinated attacks leave 18 killed

Boko Haram launched overnight coordinated attacks on a military camp and villages around the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing at least 18 people and wounding scores, Nigerian officials said Monday. The terror group fighters attacked a military base in the Cashew Plantation area at the entrance to the city with suicide bombers, mortars and guns, […]

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France issues travel warning for Cameroon’s Anglophone regions

The French government on Monday declared Cameroon’s Anglophone regions a ‘no-go’ area and warned its citizens against all but essential travel to areas like the Far North region notorious for Boko Haram attacks and the area along the border with Central African Republic and Chad. According to the advisory, travel to the Northwest and Southwest […]

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Nigeria’s kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls freed

Nigeria’s insurgent group Boko Haram on Wednesday morning returned 76 of the recently abducted school girls in the town of Dapachi in Nigeria’s Yobe State, the government confirmed. More than 110 schoolgirls were feared missing after the attack on the village of Dapachi in the Northeastern state of Yobe in Nigeria last month. A statement […]

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Nigeria negotiating for release of abducted schoolgirls – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria said Nigerian authorities prefer to negotiate with Boko Haram group which abducted schoolgirls for the release of the hostages rather than resorting to military action. Nigeria prefers to have the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok and Dapchi back alive, and that is why it has chosen negotiation, rather […]

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Nigerian government confirms kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls

Days after Boko Haram school attack, the Nigerian government on Sunday confirmed that 110 girls of the Government Science and Technical College in Dapchi, in Yobe State, are so far unaccounted. The government statement comes two days after President Muhammadu Buhari has apologized to the girls’ families, saying: “This is a national disaster. We are […]

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Boko Haram leader flees in hijab

The controversial leader of the terrorist Boko Haram group, Abubakar Shekau, has reportedly succeeded to escape as the Nigerian army on Tuesday cleared out a key base of the insurgent group at the Sambisa forest, the last known hideout of the insurgents, the army said in a statement. Abubakar Shekau was last seen dressed as […]

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Niger: 81 Lake Chad’s Boko Haram suspects go on public trial

A special international court in the Nigerien capital Niamey has started the trial of eighty-one people accused of fighting for militant Boko Haram. The suspects came from three countries of the Lake Chad region, namely Niger, Nigeria and Chad. The public court sitting, which started last week, is the first of its kind after closed-door […]

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