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Two killed in landmine blast in Nigeria

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Two people were killed when a convoy of civilian vehicles hit landmines in northeast Nigeria, a driver and a local militia member said on Wednesday. Babakura Kolo, from the Civilian Joint Task Force helping the military with security, said the blasts happened at Koibe village on …

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Cameroon accused over Nigerian Boko Haram refugees

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Cameroon on Wednesday denied allegations by a human rights group that it had forcibly returned about 100,000 Nigerian refugees in breach of international agreements, putting them in danger from Boko Haram Islamists. Human Rights Watch said Nigerians who had sought refuge across the border because of …

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Boko Haram displaced protest poor conditions in Nigeria camp

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Thousands of Nigerians uprooted from their homes by the Boko Haram insurgency hit the streets of Maiduguri Sunday in protest at food shortages and poor conditions in their refugee camp, demanding they be allowed to go home. More than 2.6 million people have been displaced …

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Envoy seeks MPs’ support for a Mission in Abuja

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Uganda’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Nelson Ocheger, has appealed for the support of Parliament to provide funds for the construction of the country’s permanent High Commission in Abuja. Ocheger, who on Wednesday met Opposition MPs at the rented High Commission Building located on Mandara …

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Opposition should check impunity in gov’t – Nigerian Speaker

Kampala,Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | An effective Opposition must act as the last check to prevent impunity in governments in much of Africa, the Deputy President (Speaker) of the Nigerian Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu has said. Meeting a delegation of selected MPs from the Opposition, Sen. Ekweremadu said that the Opposition …

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Trump says friends going to Africa to ‘get rich’

New York, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump hailed Africa’s business potential Wednesday, telling several leaders of African nations he has many friends going there to “get rich.” At a lunch with the leaders amid the UN General Assembly, Trump mused about the vast continent’s opportunities and …

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Nigeria warned land wars threaten national security

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria was warned on Tuesday that clashes between herders and farmers threatened the country’s national security, after such conflict claimed more lives last year than the Boko Haram insurgency. The International Crisis Group said some 2,500 people were killed in 2016 and tens of thousands …

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Suicide bombers kill 15 in northeast Nigeria

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | At least 15 people were killed on Monday when suicide bombers attacked an aid distribution point in northeast Nigeria, in the latest suspected strike by Boko Haram insurgents against civilians. The blasts occurred in the Konduga area, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the Borno state …

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Nigeria attacks pro-Biafra propaganda as curfew eased

Aba, Nigeria | AFP |  A dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed after clashes between pro-Biafra supporters and Nigerian security services was relaxed on Monday, as the government blasted social media “quacks and internet trollers” for stoking tensions. The Abia state government in the country’s southeast last week ordered people off the streets …

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