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Abandoned villa now a symbol of Boko Haram losses in former stronghold

Mar 04, 2015

Abandoned villa now a symbol of Boko Haram losses in former stronghold

DIKWA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A black and white Boko Haram flag still flutters on top of a deserted villa in the Nigerian town of Dikwa, overlooking a courtyard filled with dirty mattresses and charred vehicles. Inside the villa's pink and white walls, blood trickled into corridors and a pile of insurgents' bodies lay in a heap in a wardrobe. The scene was the result of a dawn attack by troops from neighbouring Chad, who are driving deep into Nigerian territory in an offensive aimed at helping end a six-year insurgency that has killed thousands and now sucking in neighbouring armies #facebook #India #China #Brazil #France #markets #Argentina #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #author
Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing the Islamic State

Mar 03, 2015

Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing the Islamic State

Nigeria's Boko Haram released a video purporting to show it beheading two men, its first online posting using advanced graphics and editing techniques reminiscent of footage from Daesh. #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Boko Haram #Baga #islamic-state #ISIS #IS
Thousands protest Boko Haram, support army in Cameroon

Feb 28, 2015

Thousands protest Boko Haram, support army in Cameroon

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in Cameroon's capital on Saturday to protest against Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency and support the Central African nation's army, which is fighting alongside regional neighbours to defeat the Islamist group. The march in Yaounde was aimed at informing the public, especially in the southern regions, about the threat posed by Boko Haram, which has carried out regular cross-border raids in the far north, one of the organisers said #Business #Economy #facebook #China #Brazil #Argentina #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #author
Suicide bombers kill at least 26 across north Nigeria

Feb 25, 2015

Suicide bombers kill at least 26 across north Nigeria

DAMATURU/KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suicide bombers struck two bus stations in different parts of northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people in attacks President Goodluck Jonathan blamed on Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group he said would soon be defeated. In the first, a suicide bomber rushed onto a bus in the northeastern town of Potiskum before setting off a blast that destroyed the bus and killed 16 people, according to security and hospital sources. #Japan #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Italy #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Mexico #author #opinion
Suicide bomber kills 12 at bus station in northeast Nigeria

Feb 24, 2015

Suicide bomber kills 12 at bus station in northeast Nigeria

A witness and hospital records say a man forced his way onto a bus at a crowded bus station and detonated explosives, killing 12 people and injuring 20 in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum. #NewsTracker #Suicide Bomber #bus #Nigeria #bus station

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Why hasn't a team from Africa won the FIFA World Cup?

Jan 22, 2013

Why hasn't a team from Africa won the FIFA World Cup?

The African Nations Cup gives us a chance of looking at Africa's finest teams and wonder once again: why have they despite all their talent not yet won the World Cup #OnOurMind #Nigeria #KickingAround #Ghana #Cameroon