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Suspected Boko Haram militants kill eight, kidnap 100 in Cameroon| Reuters

Aug 05, 2015

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill eight, kidnap 100 in Cameroon| Reuters

YAOUNDE At least eight people were killed and about 100 others were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants in an overnight raid on a village near Cameroon's northern border, a local government and a military source said. Tchakarmari, the village targeted early on Tuesday, lies north of Maroua, where dozens of people were killed in a series of suicide bombings by the Nigerian Islamist group last month. "Residents said the attackers headed back to Nigeria where Cameroon is not allowed to pursue them," the local government source in the Far North region said. #India #Africa #Crime #Nigeria #Latin America
Air strikes kill 'large number' of Boko Haram extremists, allege Nigerian Air Force

Aug 03, 2015

Air strikes kill 'large number' of Boko Haram extremists, allege Nigerian Air Force

Nigeria said on Sunday it had carried out air strikes in the northeast of the country to repel an attack by Boko Haram and had killed a "large number" of the Islamist extremists. #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Boko Haram #Airstrikes #Cameroon #Chad #Nigerian President #Buhari
India set to become world's most populous country by 2022 - U.N.| Reuters

Jul 29, 2015

India set to become world's most populous country by 2022 - U.N.| Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country in less than a decade - six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said on Wednesday. #Middle East #markets #Africa #Nigeria #Latin America #Entertainment
Nigerian army liberates 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including six-day old infant

Jul 29, 2015

Nigerian army liberates 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including six-day old infant

Nigeria's army said it had liberated 30 hostages held by the Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists. #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Boko Haram #Borno #Operation Lafiya Dole
At least 25 people killed by militants in Nigeria's northeast| Reuters

Jul 29, 2015

At least 25 people killed by militants in Nigeria's northeast| Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria At least 25 people were killed by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants in raids on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning on three communities in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, military and police sources said. #Technology #Middle East #markets #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Violence #opinion
At least 16 killed in Boko Haram raids on Lake Chad villages | Reuters

Jul 28, 2015

At least 16 killed in Boko Haram raids on Lake Chad villages | Reuters

N'DJAMENA At least 13 suspected Boko Haram militants and three civilians were killed in separate attacks over the weekend after the insurgents raided several remote localities around Lake Chad, Chadian security sources said on Monday. The insurgents are also suspected of kidnapping some 30 people in Katikine village, near the lake. The hostages were taken onboard four speedboats to an unknown destination, one of the security source said, asking not to be named #Business #India #Technology #Afghanistan #Nigeria #Violence #opinion
Female suicide bomber kills 19 at northern Nigeria market

Jul 27, 2015

Female suicide bomber kills 19 at northern Nigeria market

DAMATURU, Nigeria A blast set off by a female suicide bomber tore through a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Damaturu on Sunday, killing 19 people and wounding 47, the emergency response agency said. No one claimed responsibility for the explosion but it is the latest attack in the last few weeks that bear the hallmarks of militant Islamist group Boko Haram. Hundreds of people have been killed in bombings and shootings across northern Nigeria since Muhammadu Buhari, who has promised to crush the group, was inaugurated as president on May 29. #World #NewsTracker #Suicide Bomber #Africa #Nigeria #Terror Attack #Boko Haram #Bombing
At least 19 killed in suicide attack in north Cameroon| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

At least 19 killed in suicide attack in north Cameroon| Reuters

YAOUNDE At least 19 people were killed in a suicide bombing in the northern Cameroonian town of Maroua on Saturday, a local military commander said, just three days after twin bombings there suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram. Residents said the female bomber struck at a bar in the Pont Vert neighbourhood, close to a bridge crossing a river that runs next to the town, at around 7.50 p.m. #United States #Technology #Middle East #Africa #Nigeria #Latin America #Violence
Nigeria marks polio-free year, raising global eradication hopes| Reuters

Jul 24, 2015

Nigeria marks polio-free year, raising global eradication hopes| Reuters

LONDON, July 24 - Nigeria marked its first year without a single case of polio on Friday, reaching a milestone many experts had thought would elude it as internal conflict hampered the battle against the crippling disease. It means the country could come off the list of countries where polio is endemic in a few weeks, once the World Health Organization (WHO) can confirm that the last few samples taken from people in previously affected areas are free of the virus. This achievement turns up the pressure on Pakistan, where most of the few polio cases in the world remain, to follow suit #Business #Afghanistan #Africa #Nigeria #Diseases
Death toll rises to 37 after blasts in Nigerian city of Gombe| Reuters

Jul 24, 2015

Death toll rises to 37 after blasts in Nigerian city of Gombe| Reuters

ABUJA The death toll from multiple bomb blasts at two bus stations in the northern Nigerian city of Gombe on Wednesday has risen to 37, with 105 others injured, a Red Cross official said on Thursday. No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, but they bore the hallmarks of the Islamist group Boko Haram, which has killed thousands of people in the past six years as it tried to establish a caliphate in the northeast. The first bomb, which exploded around 7 p.m., was detonated by a suspected suicide bomber at a mosque at Dadin Kowa motorpark as people gathered to pray, two witnesses said #United States #Islam #markets #Argentina #Nigeria #United Kingdom #opinion