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Hundreds of youths protest in Nigeria's Kano over alleged blasphemy - police| Reuters

May 23, 2015

Hundreds of youths protest in Nigeria's Kano over alleged blasphemy - police| Reuters

KANO, Nigeria Hundreds of youths ran through the streets of the northern Nigerian city of Kano shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) on Friday to protest against a Muslim cleric accused of blasphemy, and set fire to a sharia court, police said. The young men took to the streets around 10 a.m. #Economy #India #Middle East #science #Health #markets #Africa #Argentina #Nigeria #Copyright #Latin America #opinion
Suicide bomber in northern Nigeria kills at least 7 - witnesses| Reuters

May 16, 2015

Suicide bomber in northern Nigeria kills at least 7 - witnesses| Reuters

DAMATURU, Nigeria A young female suicide bomber blew herself up in Damaturu, the capital of northern Nigeria's Yobe State, killing at least seven people on Saturday, witnesses said. The girl detonated the explosives at a busy market near a bus station #Business #Economy #Sports #China #Technology #France #Africa #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Belgium #opinion #lifestyle
Boko Haram retakes Nigerian town of Marte in Borno state| Reuters

May 16, 2015

Boko Haram retakes Nigerian town of Marte in Borno state| Reuters

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Boko Haram militants retook the Nigerian town of Marte in Borno state, which had been liberated in February, the state deputy governor said. "It is sad as we have been made to understand that Marte is today completely fallen under the control of the insurgents, which to us is a very huge set back," Borno's deputy governor Zannah Umar Mustapha said #Economy #Sports #United States #science #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Latin America #Entertainment #lifestyle
Focus on Islamic State and Libya as NATO foreign ministers meet| Reuters

May 12, 2015

Focus on Islamic State and Libya as NATO foreign ministers meet| Reuters

ANTALYA, Turkey Preoccupied for more than a year by the Ukraine crisis, NATO foreign ministers meeting in Turkey this week will focus on instability on the alliances southern flank, ranging from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to turmoil in Libya. By meeting in Turkey, which shares a 1,200 km (750-mile) border with Iraq and Syria, NATO hopes to show it is responsive to the concerns of its southern members, as well as reinforcing eastern European allies worried by Russias actions in Ukraine. "Turkey is the only country which neighbours areas under Islamic State control in Syria and Iraq," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a news conference in the southern city of Antalya before the meetings on Wednesday and Thursday #Business #Economy #India #Afghanistan #science #markets #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Latin America #Ukraine #opinion #lifestyle
Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Cameroon - sources| Reuters

May 11, 2015

Boko Haram kills two soldiers in Cameroon - sources| Reuters

YAOUNDE Gunmen from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist militant group killed two Cameroonian soldiers in fighting at the weekend that also left three militants dead, military officers said on Monday. The clash highlights how pockets of Boko Haram fighters remain active despite progress this year by troops from Nigeria and neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon in breaking the militants' hold on vast swathes of territory. #Economy #United States #India #Technology #France #science #Argentina #Nigeria #Latin America #Mexico
Freed Nigerian women tell of horror of Boko Haram captivity| Reuters

May 03, 2015

Freed Nigerian women tell of horror of Boko Haram captivity| Reuters

YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Boko Haram fighters killed older boys and men in front of their families before taking women and children into the forest where many died of hunger and disease, freed captives said on Sunday after they were brought to a government refugee camp. The Nigerian army rescued hundreds of women and children last week from the Islamist fighters in northern Nigeria's Sambisa Forest in a major operation that has turned international attention to the plight of hostages. After days on the road in pickup trucks, hundreds were released on Sunday into the care of authorities at a refugee camp in the eastern town of Yola to be fed and treated for injuries. #Business #Technology #France #Middle East #science #Argentina #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Copyright #Latin America #lifestyle
Hundreds of rescued Nigerian women and children arrive at refugee camp| Reuters

May 03, 2015

Hundreds of rescued Nigerian women and children arrive at refugee camp| Reuters

YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Hundreds of traumatised Nigerian women and children rescued from Boko Haram Islamists have been released into the care of authorities at a refugee camp in the eastern town of Yola, an army spokesman said. The 275 women and children, some of whom had bandaged heads and arms, arrived in the camp ran by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday night after days on the road travelling in pick-up trucks. Nearly 700 kidnap victims have been freed from Boko Haram's stronghold in the northeastern Sambisa Forest since Tuesday, with the latest group of 234 women and children liberated on Friday. #Economy #India #France #Nigeria #United Kingdom #Copyright #Latin America #Mexico #lifestyle
Niger governor orders evacuation on islands after Boko Haram attacks last week

May 01, 2015

Niger governor orders evacuation on islands after Boko Haram attacks last week

After a deadly attack there by Boko Haram militants last week, A regional governor in southern Niger ordered the evacuation of the West African nation's inhabited islands on Lake Chad. #World #NewsTracker #Nigeria #Niger #Boko Haram #Terrorists #West African Nations
Niger governor orders islands evacuated after Boko Haram attacks| Reuters

May 01, 2015

Niger governor orders islands evacuated after Boko Haram attacks| Reuters

NIAMEY (Reuters) - A regional governor in southern Niger on Thursday ordered the evacuation of the West African nation's inhabited islands on Lake Chad following a deadly attack there by Boko Haram militants last week. At least 74 Nigerien soldiers and civilians were killed when hundreds of the militants aboard motorised canoes attacked the island of Karamga at dawn on April 25. Dozens of soldier are still missing following clashes that ultimately drove out the attackers, leaving 156 of them dead #Economy #Sports #Technology #Africa #Italy #Argentina #Nigeria #opinion
About 160 more hostages rescued from Boko Haram stronghold: Nigerian army

Apr 30, 2015

About 160 more hostages rescued from Boko Haram stronghold: Nigerian army

Nigerian troops have rescued about 160 more hostages from Boko Haram's Sambisa Forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria, the country's army told AFP on Thursday. #NewsTracker #Army #Nigeria #Boko Haram #Sambisa Forest #Nigerian troops