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Nigerian Officials ‘Sexually Abused Girls’ – HRW

A report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the personnel of the Nigerian Police Force, Army, vigilante groups and camp leaders of raping young girls and women in various internally displaced persons camps. The report released on Monday said 43 women and girls were sexually abused in seven internally displaced camps (IDP) in Maiduguri, […]

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Boko Haram to Release 83 Chibok Girls

A faction of the terror group Boko Haram has reportedly expressed its willingness to negotiate the release of 83 more Chibok girls after freeing 21 of the more than 200 abductees last week, the government said in a statement. The part of Boko Haram under the control of Shekau said the rest of the kidnapped […]

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Girls

Twenty one Chibok girls have been released on Thursday by the insurgent group Boko Haram, the presidency said. According to president Buhari’s official spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu, the release of the girls was the result of negotiations between the government and Boko Haram. The talks were facilitated by the International Red Cross and the Swiss […]

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Trial of RFI correspondent starts again in Yaoundé

The trial of a Cameroonian journalist and RFI correspondent, Ahmed Abba began again in the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé, local media reported. The Director of the Paris–based radio and lawyers have requested the release of the journalist who is standing trial for alleged complicity with the Islamist group Boko Haram. Ahmed Abba, who is a local […]

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Lake Chad: US Donates Additional $41m Humanitarian Aid

The United States has donated over $41 million in additional humanitarian assistance to people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency across the Lake Chad region. The announcement was made by US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power at a high-level event on the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin. The US diplomat said […]

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Nigeria: UNICEF Receives $1.3m Lifesaving Supplies

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday confirmed that it has received $1.3m worth of lifesaving supplies for internally displaced people in the northeast of Nigeria, where Boko Haram insurgency has led to a humanitarian crisis. “A Boeing 747 cargo plane arrived in Abuja on Sunday (September 11) with $1.3m worth of lifesaving […]

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Nigeria: Protesters March to Presidential Residence

Families of the missing Chibok girls, Bring Back our Girls campaigners and activists in Nigeria marched to the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday demanding more action in the search of the over 200 hundred missing girls. Parents of the missing girls and activists say they will not relent until the government takes decisive action […]

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Some 147mln African Children to Live on Nearly $1.90 a Day – Study

The UK-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) revealed Thursday that Africa risks having over 40% of the world’s poorest people over the next 14 years. In a report titled ‘Child poverty, inequality and demography,’ ODI said some 22% of sub-Saharan Africa’s children by 2030 will be living below the $1.90 poverty threshold. These children will account […]

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Nigeria: WFP Needs $52m to Support Boko Haram Victims

The World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday said it requires $52 million to continue providing life-saving assistance to people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency has devastated northeastern Nigeria and has spread to Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The humanitarian situation relative to food insecurity in the region is classified […]

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Boko Haram kills 10, abducts 13 women near Chibok

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram this weekend, killed at least ten people and kidnapped 13 women and children at a village near Chibok. The residents of the village, who spoke to AFP, said the Boko Haram fighters arrived in the village Saturday night and opened fire while they were sleeping. They looted and burned […]

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