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Two female bombers attack refugee camp in Nigeria, kill 58

Feb 11, 2016

Two female bombers attack refugee camp in Nigeria, kill 58

Two female suicide bombers killed at least 58 at a camp for people made homeless by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said on Wednesday, in the latest violence to hit the remote region. #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Boko Haram #Maiduguri #suicide bombers #Nigerian #President Muhammadu Buhari #Yemi Osinbajo #Dikwa #Borno State Emergency Management Agency
Two suicide bombers attack Cameroon's Far North, leave 10 dead

Feb 10, 2016

Two suicide bombers attack Cameroon's Far North, leave 10 dead

The governor of Cameroon's Far North region says two suicide bombers have killed at least 10 people in an attack on a northern village. #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Boko Haram #Cameroon #suicide bombers #double bombing #Midjiyawa Bakari #Ngechewe village
Obama to propose $200 million to battle Islamist militants in Africa | Reuters

Feb 10, 2016

Obama to propose $200 million to battle Islamist militants in Africa | Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is proposing about $200 million in new military spending to confront Islamist militants in north and west Africa, U.S. #United States #Africa #Nigeria #opinion #article
Now you can buy a Barbie with a hijab; it's called 'Hijarbie' and we think it's cute

Feb 07, 2016

Now you can buy a Barbie with a hijab; it's called 'Hijarbie' and we think it's cute

The 'Hijarbie', created by 24-year-old Haneefah Adam, will be initially available in the US and will be sold in the UK from mid March at major toy retailers for 9.99 pounds each. #ThingsWeLike #Nigeria #Barbie #Hijarbie #Haneefah Adam #Hijarbies
United, they stand: Donors at African Union summit promise $250 million to fight Boko Haram

Feb 01, 2016

United, they stand: Donors at African Union summit promise $250 million to fight Boko Haram

Boko Haram, facing the heat of a military onslaught in Nigeria, has in the past year stepped up cross-border attacks in Niger, Chad and Cameroon #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Niger #Boko Haram #African Union #Cameroon #Chad #Benin #Smail Chergui
At least 65 people killed in attack in Nigeria's Maiduguri | Reuters

Jan 31, 2016

At least 65 people killed in attack in Nigeria's Maiduguri | Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria At least 65 people were killed during an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram near Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, a Reuters reporter said after counting bodies at a hospital morgue. The remains of a dozen victims were burnt beyond recognition in Saturday's attack when militants opened fire on residents, set fire to houses and targeted a crowd with suicide bombers, security and medical officials said #Islam #Technology #Middle East #Nigeria #Latin America #opinion
Suicide bombers kill 32, wound dozens in northern Cameroon | Reuters

Jan 26, 2016

Suicide bombers kill 32, wound dozens in northern Cameroon | Reuters

DOUALA, Cameroon Suicide bombers targeting a town in northern Cameroon killed 32 people and wounded 66 on Monday, one of the worst attacks yet in the Central African nation as it struggles to contain violence blamed on Nigeria's Boko Haram. State-owned radio and local officials said four explosions struck a busy market and entrances to the town of Bodo, which borders the Islamist insurgency's strongholds in northeastern Nigeria, at around 10 a.m. (0900 GMT). #Middle East #Europe #Africa #Nigeria #United Kingdom
Nigerian minister says $6.8 billion of public funds stolen in seven years | Reuters

Jan 19, 2016

Nigerian minister says $6.8 billion of public funds stolen in seven years | Reuters

ABUJA Fifty-five people who were government ministers, state governors, public officials, bankers and businessmen stole 1.34 trillion naira ($6.8 billion) from Nigeria's public purse over a seven-year period, the information minister said on Monday. #Middle East #markets #Africa #Crime #Nigeria #United Kingdom #author
'A politics without dreams is arid and barren': Ben Okri at the Kolkata Literary Festival

Jan 17, 2016

'A politics without dreams is arid and barren': Ben Okri at the Kolkata Literary Festival

Reading, to Ben Okri, leads to imagination and thought, most importantly clarity of thought, bringing about a gradual understanding of the many-fingered problems that plague us. #ConnectTheDots #Jane Austen #Nigeria #African literature #Virginia Woolf #F Weekend #Ben Okri #Flaubert #Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival #James Joyce
Dozens feared exposed as Sierra Leone confirms new Ebola death | Reuters

Jan 16, 2016

Dozens feared exposed as Sierra Leone confirms new Ebola death | Reuters

FREETOWN A woman who died of Ebola this week in Sierra Leone potentially exposed dozens of other people to the disease, according to an aid agency report on Friday, raising the risk of more cases just as the deadliest outbreak on record appeared to be ending. #Health #Europe #Africa #Nigeria #United Kingdom #author #events