Massacre of Christians in Nigeria: Thousands killed for their faith, media ‘silent’
Several Christian denominations and organizations are calling for help in the face of the thousands of executions of their followers by the violent armed group Boko Haram in Nigeria and are demanding that the media remain silent about the massacre. "We risk extermination. Our people are suffering so much. Please help ...
Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, Niger deploy troops after fresh attack
Multi-National Joint Task Force of the Lake Chad Basin Commission has deployed troops after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Cameroon killing at least 13 people, leaving hundreds homeless
Students, teachers avoid Cameroon border schools 5 years after Chibok kidnappings
Kidnappings and attacks in Nigeria by Boko Haram militants spread fear across the border
Cameroon authorities detain 30 Nigerians allegedly linked to Boko Haram
Police say the group of mainly women and children did not have permission to cross the border or identification cards, and failed to answer their questions
Boko Haram targets civilians in deadly attacks in South-east Niger
UN says tens of thousands of refugees and displaced people in Niger suffer immense hardships as attacks by Boko Haram increase
Boko Haram militants target civilians in Niger’s Diffa region
Armed groups killed 88 civilians last month alone compared to a total of 107 civilian deaths during all of 2018
Activists want Buhari to refocus on missing Chibok girls
The safe rescue and return of the girls and other abductees was a top priority in then-candidate Muhammadu Buhari's 2015 presidential election bid
Chess victory is ticket out of shelter for 8-year-old boy
An 8-year-old boy's victory as New York state chess champion will be his family's ticket out of a homeless shelter.The New York Times reported that Tani Adewumi (TAH'-nee ah-deh-WOO'-mee) won the state chess title for his age group this month even though he learned to play only about a year ...
Thousands of Nigerians flee Boko Haram violence, head to Cameroon
An official in Cameroon is denying a report that tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees will be forced to return home
A look at Nigeria’s president as he secures a 2nd term
He is a former military dictator who briefly seized power in the 1980s and now says he regrets his ruthless past. Spare in charisma and physique, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari faces new pressure to deliver after securing a second term in Africa's most populous nation. The 76-year-old Buhari won Saturday's election ...
Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls
Gunfire opened Nigeria's delayed election day on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa's most populous nation.Police said the blasts in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, shortly before polls opened were for "security purposes" in a show of force to deter the Boko Haram extremists that ...
Attacks reported in Nigeria before polls open
Explosions were heard Saturday in the northeastern Nigerian town of Maiduguri, just hours before election polls were scheduled to open. The source of the blasts was not immediately clear, but Boko Har
A look at Nigeria’s top 2 presidential contenders
Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term. While more than 70 people are running to lead Nigeria, the close race comes down to Buhari and a billionaire former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.Here is a look at the ...
In Nigeria, Boko Haram violence disenfranchises many voters
Mariam Musa gestured with her hand toward her mouth, twisting her face as she told of her main problem: not enough to eat or drink.In the makeshift camp for Nigerians who have fled Boko Haram violence, the 32-year-old widow says that the upcoming presidential vote isn't a topic of conversation. ...
Nigerian center teaches coding to conflict-displaced kids
Computer skills may give kids a chance at good jobs and a brighter future
Cameroon yet to build planned rehab centers for ex-Boko Haram fighters
Governor Midjiyawa Bakari of Cameroon's Far North region says former fighters will remain at the base until rehabilitation center is constructed for them
Cameroon’s Biya turns 86; critics say it’s time for change
Biya’s supporters toast the milestone with celebrations as opponents say he has ruled with an iron fist for too long
Islamic militants’ deadly resurgence threatens Nigeria polls
Baba Inuwa was pleased to move back to his vegetable farm in Nigeria's northeast, encouraged by the military's offensive against Boko Haram, the country's homegrown Islamic extremist rebels and by President Muhammadu Buhari's claim that the insurgency had been crushed."We thought all was over and Boko Haram can never return," ...
US cuts military aid to Cameroon over human rights concerns
The United States said Wednesday it is cutting some military aid to Cameroon over human rights concerns after growing allegations of abuses by security forces, a significant step against a solid ally in central Africa that is gripped by fighting between the government and Anglophone separatists. The U.S. decision comes after ...
Nigeria top female candidate drops out of presidential race
The woman who led the global campaign to free Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists said Thursday she was dropping out of the race for Nigeria's presidency to form an opposition coalition ahead of next month's election.The 55-year-old Oby Ezekwesili had been the most prominent woman to seek the ...
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