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More than half of Boko Haram fighters are not Nigerians

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai, on Wednesday told the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Mohammed Ibn Chambas that 60 per cent of Boko Haram fighters are not Nigerians. Mr. Buratai who was speaking in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State – the heartland of the Boko Haram insurgency, disclosed that […]

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Abubakar Shekau: Boko Haram ready for ‘war’ with Donald Trump

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram on Sunday night, reacted to the election of Donald Trump. In an audio message published on the group’s YouTube page, Shekau said they will “not be fooled by people like Donald Trump or anyone in the coalition who is fighting our brothers in Iraq, […]

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Marrakech to Host Africa Action Summit on November 16

Marrakech will be the venue of the Africa Action Summit on November 16, an event that will be held in parallel with the COP22 with the participation of several African heads of states. The meeting will be hosted in the Royal palace in Marrakech upon directives from King Mohammed VI, Maghreb Confidential news outlet reported. […]

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Migration Tops Agenda of Idriss Deby’s Visit in Germany

Chad president Idriss Deby on Wednesday urged the European Union to seek a deal with countries across Africa’s desert Sahel region if it wants to curb the influx of migrants. “We can only resolve the issue if we involve the G5 frontline states –Chad, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Mali and Niger– not through country by country […]

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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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US Backs AU Intervention in Gabon

Washington is supporting the African Union’s mediation efforts in the political crisis that has hit Gabon following the August 27 presidential elections, the Department of State said in a statement on Wednesday. The African Union (AU) said on Monday it was ready to send a delegation to Gabon, where days of post-election violence led to […]

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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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Chadian President Meets Hollande over Regional Security

Visiting Chadian president Idriss Deby Itno discussed with French president Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace over the weekend the fight against Boko Haram and the Lake Chad region’s security. According to the French presidency, “the two leaders discussed the fight against Boko Haram and current operations by the Joint Multinational Force, which includes the […]

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Chad: Defeated opposition candidates to challenge Pres Deby’s inauguration

Six opposition candidates defeated in Chad’s presidential election held in April have joined hands to make President Deby’s investiture unsuccessful. A senior United Nations Envoy on Monday called the Central African nation’s political actors to engage in “inclusive dialogue” following the ongoing political and social tension in the country since the disputed re-election of President […]

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Chad: UN Calls for “Inclusive Political Dialogue”

The United Nations has called on Chadian political actors to engage in “inclusive dialogue” following the ongoing political and social tension in the central African nation. According to the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, Chad must hold “inclusive and genuine dialogue” before its legislative elections supposed to be […]

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